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  1. Dan

    Trying to find a local plumber?

    If you're trying to find a local plumber then for now please post a thread request in the main Plumbing Forum. We'll do our best to point you in the right direction. We are currently updating our member profile pages and will make them more easily accessible to unregistered users, and more...
  2. H

    Did I get ripped off? - Shower mixer replacement by local plumber

    Hi guys my first post on this forum. A plumber came in to replace our shower mixer as it lost water pressure over the year from limescale blockage I believe! The plumber managed to install the new shower mixer however it looks extremely botched! Please have a look at the picture and tell me...
  3. C

    Mains frozen - in a panic

    Hi, After discovering there was no mains water this morning, I've traced the problem part of the way. Looks like the blue plastic mains is frozen somewhere between the street mains and the stopcock under my sink. I've tried gently warming the 6 inches or so of the blue mains that I have access...
  4. M

    Understanding my heating system

    OK I have a boiler & a tank. There are four pipes coming out of my boiler, two are very hot, two are cold (well neutral). My bills are very expensive at the moment and I think its because every time we want the heating on (radiators) the tank is heated up too. My understanding is the central...
  5. F

    Business checklist!

    Hi everyone, Im starting on my own in April after 11 years in the industry. I have compiled everything that I need to do and have done them all!!......i think. finance, insurance, tools etc etc. What would be your checklist of things to do? I ask just incase I have missed anything? I...
  6. B

    Magnaclean Filter - Is it in the right place

    Hi All I have recently had a Magnaclean filter fitted by a local plumber but am not sure if it has been fitted in the correct place. He has fitted it on the pipework coming out of the hot water tank in the airing cupboard. I am not an expert in this but I guess logically this is the outlet for...
  7. M

    Worcester 28CDi Intermittent Fault. Hot water goes cold(usually when in the shower!)

    Hi, I have a problem with my boiler. It seems to be worse when the weather is bad. Last Monday for example and last Thursday when it was really wild outside, it kept shutting down as soon as the radiators had nearly heated up, then it flashes and eventually starts up again then does the whole...
  8. A

    How do pump water up to barn?

    Hi all, Renevating an old barn for my self and need advice on how to get water to the property if possible! Got no mains water for miles, but what Ive got is a strong well, with a slightly small chamber, that is 560m away. The well is curently feeding 2 houses. The well water will come, with...
  9. A

    open coal fire back boiler

    hi, i recently moved into a house. the house is about 25yr old. it has a back boiler in the fire but it is disconnected. it wasnt disconnected for any particular reason. it was fully functional before it was disconnected. the previous owner was getting new rads fitted beside the fireplace and he...
  10. M

    Water gushing from washing machine outflow: Advice please!

    Hiya, Just hoping for some advice on things to look for before deciding whether I need a plumber/dynarod or whether I canfix myself... Basically the title says it all - when my washing machine drains the water from the drum midin the cycle, the pipe that the outflow hose fits into overflows...
  11. M

    PLEASE HELP! My RAK corner toilet is constantly running! It's like Niagara Falls!! =(

    Hello - I have a RAK corner toilet and have had it for about 5 years or so. It was OK until about 2 months ago and now it won't stop running! At first it was just running a little bit but now it's gone mad and it's like Niagara Falls! My husband has looked at it and says that it's not like a...
  12. T

    Gravity Fed Hot Water & Heating Wiring Problem

    Hi All, Can Anyone help me with a wiring problem. I have a gravity fed hot water system with pumped central heating. Problem is no matter when the hot water on by itself the radiators are also on. My boiler is a potterton flamingo RS35-50 in the kitchen. The wiring is a complete hash of terminal...
  13. M

    Company or Self employed sub contractor?

    I'm looking into doing a intensive plumbing course and was wondering wether its better at the end of it to go self employed or sub contracting or into a company. I've heard that sites, e.g. new builds don't really take people without experience, so i was thinking of going into a company to get...
  14. M

    Heritage Dorchester Deck Bath Shower Mixer lever loose?

    Hello. The lever which allows me to switch from shower spray to bath filler tap feels very loose and does not seem to engage when I move it from one side to the other such that I only get the filler tap working and I cannot get anything through the shower head (so cannot wash my hair). All I...
  15. M

    shower temperature much reduced

    My electric shower does not get hot like it used to. It is a Gainsborough 8.5KW with nothing fancy just an on off switch and a temperature switch that goes from 1 to 9. the normal temperature for the summer months has been around 4-5 but even turning to 9 the temperature gets warm and then...
  16. I

    Pressure Reduction Valve Oddity

    Hi All I have a house in Italy and have been experiencing some problems with water pressure recently. The water supply can be temperamental at times but my question relates to strange readings from my PRV. The mains water feed is thus: Main -> Shut off valve->PRV->Pressure...
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    petenash

    I have recently moved to an old house in Mallorca that was partially restored by someone very keen on central heating controls. (yes it is cold in the winter!) The system does not work satisfactorily and I wondered if there was any publication that could help me through some of the controls that...
  18. S

    Training advise! OLCI and BTSC

    Hi I'm currently in the process of deciding the best way to properly qualified as a plumber to make the transition from office job to working for myself. I've had a fair amount of experience renovating several properties, replacing rads, pipework etc I've been looking at several companies...
  19. T

    Advice on fitting an external tap

    Hi I am fitting an outside tap next week, my plan is to use a Y piece on the Washing Machine connector and then connect a flexi hose and compression fitting to a backplace with pipe already connected. In theory would this work? My next question is about sleeveing? Do I need to put a sleeve...
  20. B

    Central Heating problems: GreenstarRi

    Hi I had a Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri and Honeywell ST6400C installed about 4 years ago, and up to now all's been O/K. Recently, when the CH is on there is a continuous clicking noise from the boiler, also when I switched off the boiler using the room thermostat or the Honeywell controller I...
  21. I

    Zipponi shower - parts?

    Hi, I had a crew refit my bathroom a few years back and they installed a mixer shower which I've managed to identify as a Zipponi 1070C: http://www.zipponi.it/lineaclassica/uk/miscelatori1.htm The temperature valve has, over the years, seized and I've been able to free it with WD40 and a...
  22. B

    Boiler choice??

    I have worked out a heating/hot water system to need a 35kw boiler but I am not sure which is the one to go for. Has anyone got any suggestions for the best system boiler to go for? The old boiler has the pump internally fitted so obviously it would be easier for this to be the same in the new...
  23. H

    Modena 80E random heating problem

    Hello everyone, I have this 8 year old combi boiler installed in our flat. The problem is that regardless of the timer and the temp dial to 0, the boiler ignites and the raditor lights comes on and then goes off after after few minutes, without anyone using the tap! In the timer, the heating...
  24. A

    powerflush/magnaclean

    i need some advice,my dad has a homecare aggreement with british gas,one of the radiators leaked in kitchen my fault i scraped rust off it wen painting,i called british gas they replaced the radiator under the homecare,then the guy suggests we have a powerflush and magnaclean cos he finds...
  25. M

    nvq2

    Hi all, Do you have to be fully qualified to start your own domestic plumbing company. I have the NOCN level 1 certificate but getting someone to take me on at 40, is not easy even for free. If i was to tell college that i am self employed would i be able to do an nvq and i could help friends...
  26. K

    what bodies should I join?

    I am coming to the end of my 6128 course and was wondering what clubs I need to join to be able to actually work as it seems I can't fart without having to get someone out to certify it. Here is a list of qualifications I will hopefully get: · City & Guilds 6128 Technical Certificate...
  27. N

    HELP URGENT! blocked flue or fan fault alpha 240p

    HELP! :mad: we have got a rather old alpha 240p boiler, the "blocked flue or fan fault" light has come on.... we had it fully serviced and a new gas valve fitted last year. The plumber advised us that if this happened we should reset the system by turning it off and on and running the hot tap...
  28. W

    Remeha Boilers

    I'm preparing to replace our ageing Myson boiler, and having been put on to Remeha Boilers by a member of this forum, my internet research has been fruitful, and I've been very impressed by the simplicity of the internals, the s/s heat exchanger, the 5 year warranty, the price and comments on...
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    Broken soil stack

    Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:11 pm Post subject: Broken soil stack [/URL] Hello this is my 1st post so please be nice. At the weekend i went to repaint my soil stack outside. All was going ok till i got to the branch part where the pipe from the wc comes out of the house into the branch on...
  30. O

    Tiny red leaver leaking under sink

    As the title might suggest, I know diddly squat about plumbing. Under my kitchen sink, where the main water valve is located, there is a grey plastic pipe connected to one of the metal pipes. This pipe has a small plastic nut and leaver (red) on it which started leaking tonight. I turned on a...
  31. D

    Megaflow losing air gap

    My house was constructed in 1992 and has a hot water supply through a Megaflow CL210 Indirect cylinder heated by a Stanley oil fired range. Since we moved here some 15 years ago I have experienced loss of the air gap in the Megaflow and a local plumber advised me to partaily drain the cylinder...
  32. J

    Loud and constant noise on running hot water taps

    I hope someone will be able to offer me advice, or let me know if I need to call in a professional to deal with this. Whenever I run any hot water tap, I hear a loud and constant low frequency noise (like a very loud hum), loud enough to get complaints from neighbours. If the washing machine is...
  33. D

    Badly fitted showers

    Hi, Last week I purchased two shower pods on the internet from the sales manager of a gas registered company. The seller said they would come from Wolverhampton to Scotland to fit the showers. 3 guys arrived late afternoon and left the following day at 2am the next morning, charging twice the...
  34. D

    Badly fitted showers

    Hi, Last week I purchased two shower pods on the internet from the sales manager of a gas registered company. The seller said they would come from Wolverhampton to Scotland to fit the showers. 3 guys arrived late afternoon and left the following day at 2am the next morning, charging twice the...
  35. C

    Grundfos pump question

    Hi All. My system is open vented using an Ideal Mexico RS40 boiler. The pump is a Grundfos UPS 15-45x18 (model A) and is the second one since the system was installed. I'm suspecting the pump has a problem as the full system never gets hot only some radiators, top floor, get hot apart from the...
  36. M

    hot water temp commercial kitchens

    I'm at the receiving end of a whinge from the caterers that the hot water supplied to the sinks in the kitchen is not hot enough. The water is supplied through an instanteous gas heater giving a 40 deg C lift i.e. with the incoming water at +5 deg C the water to the sink is 45 deg C. I can't...
  37. R

    Changed Shower Head Caused Flood?

    I'm new to this forum and I thank everyone in advance for any insights.. I'm a tenant living in a house. The landlord lives on the 2nd floor. The main floor is divided into 2 units. I live in one of the units. Recently the landlord told me about water leak in the other unit and it's probably...
  38. D

    Seeking employment help.

    Hello guys, i know you all probably get this question everyday but i'l try to make it brief. I'm currently doing C+G 6129 1st year, and imtrying to get employment as an apprentice. I'm just wondering what steps i should take, for example.. How should i approach the firms (Big Plumbing...
  39. T

    Problem with central heating - Advice Needed

    Hello Hope someone can give me some advice on a problem im having with the central heating in my flat. I have a Glow Worm 18si fanned flue system boiler with 5 radiators. Over the past year I have had a problem that the boiler keeps losing pressure going to 0.6 where the red light will start...
  40. S

    Can't find top-up for sealed system!

    Hi folks - I'm new to the forum and have just registered as I'm seeking help with the sealed central heating system in a house I've recently started renting. The system is powered by an oil-fired Trianco Eco Combi 90 boiler. Basically, the radiators at the top of the house became cold whilst...
  41. I

    Faulty 2 port valve

    In another thread doitmyself gave me helpful advice on how to check the wiring on my faulty Tower 2 port valve. All feeds seem fine but the valve doesn't fully close and it doesn't always switch the pump and boiler on. Doitmyself suggested taking the actuator off and checking that the valve...
  42. M

    Central Heating Replacement in a 4 bed house

    Dear all, I am in a total dilemma here, wish one of you guys can be of help. I have a 4 bedroom house and was quoted roughly about 8000 quid by a local plumber to do the following: 1. Replace existing convention system to the new system boiler. Valliant pro eco tec 37, 220CL tank, replacing of...
  43. H

    Kitchen mixer tap hot

    Cannot fully turn it off now and it is permanently running. Could it be the new fangled ceramic thing that is now used instead of the rubber washers of old? Also all hot taps now have air in them and they are spouting all over. Assume it is related to first problem. Mark and Frances.:confused:
  44. J

    Blow off pipe size and Magnaclean advice

    Hi all. Newbie here with a CH dilemma. We have a 3 year old Saunier Duval F35 E Classic. The Grundfos pump head was replaced recently (original one seized). Whilst the BG engineer was at work, he noticed that the blow off pipe was 8mm instead of 15mm. My first question is should I have the 8mm...
  45. S

    Are BG going to rip me off

    Hi there all, This is my First post, and just want to say hi... Well, i have a Ravenheat Combi condensing Boiler (I Know its not the best) The problem is that my CH is working fine But my hot water runs warm cold warm cold, the boiler clicks on off constantly with the hot water... But if i turn...
  46. R

    Height of shower tray with saniflo

    Hi all,I'm new to this forum and am hoping someone can give me a definitive answer on a problem. I have built an en-suite shower/toilet room and have employed a local plumber to instal all the incoming pipework and leave ready for the final connections to the appliances by myself. The drainage...
  47. H

    Cant find the leak!!

    I have anOil fired boiler that serves the underfloor heating system and the upstair radiator system.We recently notices thatthe expansion vessel was regestering a drop in pressure and subsequently our local plumber replaced like with like.Next day same loss of pressure.He returned and re...
  48. D

    Heating ok but no hot water

    I have a 5 year old Alpha CB 28 boiler on which I suspect the heat exchanger needs replacing plus a flush is required .Now I took out a contract with Homeserve after I discovered the problem over the weekend who are promoted by Alpha as the company to deal with post warranty repairs.One of their...
  49. R

    Cool Radiators Downstairs

    Hi guys and girls, I'm a first time poster so apologies if my knowledge comes across a tad green. My system is a standard boiler system (i.e. not a combi). I've got an issue where my radiators downstairs are cooler than the ones upstairs. The upstairs ones are nice and hot but the downstairs...
  50. A

    Courses/College

    Hi all I have the opportunity to work for a local plumber, a paid position, which is a great start in getting experience needed to become qualified. I want to become qualified as soon as possible, however, i will not be able to go to college to study, because I will be working fulltime. Is...
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