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by plumbbob
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: High Water Pressure Affecting my Electric Shower - What are my Options?
Replies: 2
Views: 8662

Re: High Water Pressure Affecting my Electric Shower - What are my Options?

Well, this is a new one on me. Normally it's the reverse problem and people are struggling with low pressure. It would be interesting to know exactly what pressure you have. Has it ever been tested? In the meantime, reduce the flow by closing the main incoming stop tap then open it by about a half t...
by plumbbob
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Doesn Anyone Know what These Are - Possibly Taps for Thread Cutting?
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Re: Doesn Anyone Know what These Are - Possibly Taps for Thread Cutting?

Ha,extractors! I have only ever once had a success with these. What happens is, it's far too easy to snap the extractor off leaving a hardened piece of steel that can't be drilled, stuck in the stud and it eventually takes far longer to sort that out than if you drilled the stud and re-tapped the ho...
by plumbbob
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Prep before tiling shower tray
Replies: 3
Views: 2765

Re: Prep before tiling shower tray

Something else I just noticed in your post. ...........the walls are built onto the tray............. Really? That's not right. The tray should be up against the board so it is stuck to it. If it isn't, there is a chance the tiled board can separate from the wall the tray is fixed to. Another thing,...
by plumbbob
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Prep before tiling shower tray
Replies: 3
Views: 2765

Re: Prep before tiling shower tray

The tray absolutely must have the film removed before installation. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, there is every possibility there will be a leak as any seal will be as you say to the film and not the tray. The film will eventually decay in time separating from the tray and wall. What abo...
by plumbbob
Wed May 21, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot Water in Loft Conversion to New En-Suite Bathroom?
Replies: 3
Views: 3323

Re: Hot Water in Loft Conversion to New En-Suite Bathroom?

There are three ways of solving this problem. Firstly, as everyone has suggested, change the system to unvented. Next would be the negative head pump option. Finally, how about fitting a small electric water heater to supply the basin and a big kw electric shower?
by plumbbob
Sun May 18, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Bathroom Tiling - Advice on prep and tiling onto wood
Replies: 3
Views: 4041

Re: Bathroom Tiling - Advice on prep and tiling onto wood

There are two options here. It wouldn't be a problem tiling over the wood providing the tiles are large enough to bridge the wood. If you have a small border in the tiles there is a slim chance the different materials may cause problems in the form of grout cracking. Why not stick a sheet of 9.5mm p...
by plumbbob
Thu May 08, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Tiles Falling off Shower Walls, no Signs of Moisture?
Replies: 2
Views: 10646

Re: Tiles Falling off Shower Walls, no Signs of Moisture?

I don't think there is any question about using pva on skimmed walls. Not doing so means the tiles will fall off and you might be surprised to discover new plaster gives less adhesion than old plaster. New plaster takes months or even years to reach its full strength, and that combined with the surf...
by plumbbob
Thu May 08, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Help With Toilet Handle and Toilet Running on
Replies: 2
Views: 2495

Re: Help With Toilet Handle and Toilet Running on

Modern toilets don't have external overflows so water continually flowing in to the bowl after the cistern has refilled is usually caused by a faulty inlet valve which causes the cistern to over flow. Test the valve by flushing the toilet then as it is filling, gently lift the inlet valve float by h...
by plumbbob
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Combi Boiler - How not to get scolded in shower / Pump?
Replies: 2
Views: 3010

Re: Combi Boiler - How not to get scolded in shower / Pump?

Well firstly, the combi will have a temperature control knob for the hot water. Depending what model of boiler it is, the hot water temperature may be displayed in a digital display. The control knob will have the logo of a tap next to it. You cannot fit a shower pump to a combi or other pressurised...
by plumbbob
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Worcester 24i Junior RSF Combi Boiler Central Heating Problem - Boiler Cuts Out and Fault Light Flashes
Replies: 5
Views: 12885

Re: Worcester 24i Junior RSF Combi Boiler Central Heating Problem - Boiler Cuts Out and Fault Light Flashes

If the pressure vessel is faulty would the system maintain the 1 bar pressure that it appears to be holding. Quite likely if the vessel has at least some pressure in it. As long as the relief valve isn't activated then the pressure will return to 1 bar when cold, My immediate thoughts are that the ...
by plumbbob
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mira Shower in a New Build House Filters Keep Clogging up - Plumbers Advice Sought
Replies: 25
Views: 13911

Re: Mira Shower in a New Build House Filters Keep Clogging up - Plumbers Advice Sought

Well, my first inclination was jointing compound but I'm not convinced that quantity would be in the cylinder. My second thought is foam insulation used during the tank manufacture which has somehow got inside the cylinder. Maybe the most likely explanation is the compound used to help release the t...
by plumbbob
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Worcester 24i Junior RSF Combi Boiler Central Heating Problem - Boiler Cuts Out and Fault Light Flashes
Replies: 5
Views: 12885

Re: Worcester 24i Junior RSF Combi Boiler Central Heating Problem - Boiler Cuts Out and Fault Light Flashes

It is normal to see a slight increase in pressure when the central heating warms up but this should not be excessive and suggests the pressure vessel is faulty or needs repressurising.
by plumbbob
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Replacing Water Mains From Boundry to House With 25mm MDPE
Replies: 1
Views: 3268

Re: Replacing Water Mains From Boundry to House With 25mm MDPE

The point of ducting the pipe when close to a foul sewer is to increase the protection from possible damage by debris in the surrounding ground. Ordinarily, the pipe does not require any such protection, but the risks associated with contaminated drinking water means it is wise to take extra precaut...
by plumbbob
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mira Shower in a New Build House Filters Keep Clogging up - Plumbers Advice Sought
Replies: 25
Views: 13911

Re: Mira Shower in a New Build House Filters Keep Clogging up - Plumbers Advice Sought

Is it possible to provide a link to higher quality images or close ups of the filter? These are so poor, it is impossible to see any detail.
by plumbbob
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: How to secure bath to wall and support it?
Replies: 4
Views: 16252

Re: How to secure bath to wall and support it?

According to the instructions, the (3"x2") "L" shaped brackets are designed to attatch to the underside of the wood strip at the back of the bath. The protrude upwards and are fixed to the wall. In reality, nobody uses them like that but rather just fixes the bath from below at e...
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