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  1. Dan

    Testing posting a general question

    Testing posting a general question.
  2. Dan

    PlumbersLive.com Relaunches with New Forum Software

    PlumbersLive.com Relaunches after a long break offline, with new forum software and a new design (albeit not quite finished - but readable at least). Your Login Details Will Still Work With PlumbersLive.com Your old login details have been transferred over to PlumbersLive.com and will work as...
  3. F

    Can I identify plumbing material on an old house?

    Hello! I'm looking to buy a second hand apartment. I've been talking to some real estate agents asking what I should be careful with in an old house, but nobody talked about the pipes. And when I raise the issue, it seems none of the agents I talked to had any clear idea of what to look for...
  4. M

    Not really a plumbing question

    Just been to look at a job where the homeowner is wanting to convert their big under stairs cupboard into a cloakroom - electrically ok but the gas meter will be next to the toilet , sideways on meaning reading the meter may be impossible this is really for my interest, but are there any...
  5. F

    Smell under my kitchen sink/ kitchen

    Hello I live in Spain, on the 4rth Floor (last floor) of an older building. I was so happy to get an upper floor,cause I know the low floors often suffer from smelly problems here However I sometimes have a horrible smell in my kitchen...a smell that suddenly comes up...AND on top it always...
  6. C

    lost hand tools and need to get job wrapped up asap

    hand tools have went missing and wondering if anywhere rents out hand tools so I can get a job finished tomorrow?
  7. Dan

    Plumbing Business Advice Regarding COVID - From Mental Health to Tweaked Marketing

    Plumbers and Plumbing Work During COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic (Public Weekly Thread) Firstly, Hi lads and ladies. Apologies it has been a while posting here. @Lou and I have been checking in every now and again to catch up with some things. I have 101 unread messages and 1,160 notifications...
  8. S

    Should I pressure test relatively small plumbing job

    I am a DIYer that is looking to address piping under my en-suite floor, whilst I am undertaking a major re-ferb of the room. With reference to the picture, you can see that I have a number of JG connections under the floor and they will ultimately be tiled over. To complicate things further...
  9. J

    Help for a carpenter friend to get an NVQ in plumbing.

    Hi all, I have a carpenter friend who is very keen to learn and obtain an NVQ in plumbing. What would you suggest is the best route for him please? Cheers Jim
  10. I

    Plumbing Newbie - Replacing Copper Pipes

    We've not yet ruled out getting a plumber in but this seems a small job, suitable for diy'er? We have 1930's house and quite old plumbing, hopefully not that old. The pics should help show the task in hand. It's pipework under the sink, hot and cold feeding up to the basin with spurs off for...
  11. G

    Name of a tool - plumbing jargon??

    The new cylinder I'm installing has 1 inch BSP male connections to the indirect coil. The 1 inch BSP female to 22mm compression adapter I'm fitting has a 1.5 inch across the flats hexagon. As the tank is foam insulated I can't use my big shifting spanner, I need a box spanner or socket spanner...
  12. A

    Manifold hot cold plumbing

    Hello again. I'm moving forward with my new-build project on, I need to plumb my 3 wet rooms up stairs, a downstairs loo and kitchen/utility. Due to lack of availability of a decent local plumber I'm doing the work myself. I wanted to use manifolds for hot and cold supplies. 22mm to feed the...
  13. M

    Why is my fill tube leaking?

    Hey guys, My fill tube is leaking into the toilet tank. I am unable to understand the problem. Even after flushing and many hours later, water keeps on dripping from end of full tube. It has always worked, and the fill tube was never attached to overflow tube. What is the cause of this dripping?
  14. J

    Looking For Plumbing Name Suggestions

    Hi all, I am planning to start a plumbing company. I need advice for the names. I was searching online and I found this article for plumbing names by Topmybrand. But I am not sure which name is best. That's why I am looking for suggestions. I found this forum so I thought this will help me.
  15. N

    Dipolma level 3 plumbing 6035

    I am in the process of leaving the armed forces and looking at resettlement opportunities. Due to funding after serving 21 years the military assist with funding courses but they need to be a level 3 or above. I have found a training provider which is an intensive 5 week course. Then followed...
  16. R

    Need plumbing advice for my daughter

    Hello there I'm wondering if anyone can advise. My daughter has had problems with what sounds like a water hammer issue coming from a neighbouring flat, the people in that flat have ignored attempts she has made to communicate. Here's how she describes the problem: You are hearing a lot of...
  17. A

    Newbuild plumbing fit

    Hello This is my first post so please bear with me. I'm having a new build and got the point of plumbing for bathrooms. My issue is availability of plumbers(current plumbing cant do it now'arrgh) who can carry the work out in reasonable time frame for me. I've tried several' Im looking at...
  18. M

    Getting back in to it

    Hi everyone. New to the forum, bit about myself left school straight to college 4 years and completed NVQ level 2&3 and was qualified gas fitter. Due to struggling to find work I left plumbing and heating as I just needed to find a job. With what happening around the world. It looks like I’m...
  19. E

    public liability insurance for plumbing without gas safe

    I would like advise on what is the fair price for a public liability insurance cover (what covers damage up to £2.000.000)? and I would like to know if there is a company that anybody could refer me to? Thank you
  20. N

    Plumbing query indirect

    So I had a young lad do some work for me he has all his tickets so should know what he’s doing. Maybe it’s me being old fashioned I know a fair bit about plumbing but no expert. New property sealed system indirect cylinder. Here’s my confusion blue and red are flow and return from boiler, red...
  21. J

    Bathroom plumbing issue for disabled tennant

    Hi, I'm at my Witt's end so am hoping someone can give me some advice. I had bathroom refit almost a year ago now after Wandsworth council agreed to change my bathroom into a shower room due to me having an amputation. A company was brought in and it became quite apparent they didn't have much...
  22. C

    18 y/o looking to start a plumbing apprenticeship.

    Hi everyone, I'm 18 years old living in Central Scotland. Have been looking for apprenticeships online quite frequently but obviously because of the virus there are near to no vacancies at all. If anyone is looking for a future apprentice near Edinburgh/Stirling area please let me know...
  23. J

    Franke Minerva 3 in 1 hot water tap plumbing advice

    Our newly installed franke hot water tap keeps running out of hot water when there is plenty in our heating system. Is this because the hot water supply is also coming from the small Franke boiler? I had assumed it would be just the boiling water part of the tap that this tank feed and the hot...
  24. P

    Student accom advice! Full plumb

    Hey guys! I’m a domestic plumber in general but been given an opportunity design student accom. So, I have a question: There are 5 floors. Top 3 of them will be student accom (others basement and ground). I will be putting a water booster on ground floor to help with pressure (I’ve spoken to...
  25. C

    Plumbing design in bungalow refurbishment

    Hello all, New to this forum so I will try especially hard to be succinct. It would be so helpful to have some feedback and see if I'm anywhere close to a solution or still miles off the mark. I am completely refurbishing a bungalow I have bought, all internal walls down, new rooms in...
  26. G

    Need help with inherited washing machine and dishwasher plumbing.

    from photo, are the two stand pipes ok, do they need traps? Would one stand pipe be better, does that need a trap, does it need an air valve? Is the upturn on waste pipe acceptable. Intermittent problems with smell.
  27. L

    Plumbing advice needed urgently!! Please help!!

    So my downstairs neighbours came up last night said they have water coming through their bathroom ceiling. I checked under bath panel, nothing, but under bathroom sink is wet all round under flooring. Think it's due to me having a blocked bath tub plug the other day and using a plunger...
  28. T

    Looking for plumbing work in Nottinghamshire area

    I'm a self employed plumber with 15 years experience. I have all my own tools and transport
  29. L

    Needing some help - no plumbing knowledge

    Hi - I'm new here. I have a Glow-worm flexicom hx boiler that had a f25 error code and isn't heating my water. I have bled all the radiators, then reset the boiler and now have a f22 code. Can anyone offer advice please. Thanks.
  30. T

    bathroom fitters jobs

    Hello all, I was wondering if anyone could help me, I'm situated in the Newcastle city centre area. I am after some bathroom fitting experience. I have a tremendous amount of building experience in bricklaying, tilling, painting and decorating, floor fitting, cabinet fitting and some...
  31. P

    plumbing leads from bark.com

    hi, is anyone tried bark.com for leads, are they any good? i know they are a bit expensive. any help will be appreciated.
  32. D

    large property several plumbing jobs

    Based in West Yorkshire (Bingley) looking for a bathroom fitter. Several jobs at the property: 1) refurbish small downstairs cloakroom 2) refurb ensuite 3) reconfigure existing bathroom to bedroom with ensuite 4) reconfigure existing bathroom and separate toilet into bathroom
  33. D

    Can I move this water tank as shown in the diagram?

    Hello, My apartment has a tiny bathroom and a large kitchen. I am remodelling the bathroom soon, almost a quarter of the room is taken up by the water tank 'hotpress' as shown in the image. Is it possible to move that water tank to the area shown inside the kitchen? I'd be moving it...
  34. E

    Washing Machine plumbing advice

    Hi all I have a washing machine plumbed in next to a built in dishwasher but have an issue with the waste outlet for the washer. the problem I have discovered (as I did not plumb both in) is that when the dishwasher is in place, it is crushing the washer waste pipe. See photos below. Because...
  35. R

    4" soil workable falls

    Hi All. I am currrently installing a toilet on ground floor. I have cango'ed a channel in concrete floor to back yard and pick up existing waste. I have got a number of different opinions including google regarding fall. It is about a 12 Metre run with no bends. The following falls I was given...
  36. P

    France - British CH system help sought!

    Sometimes in life you kick yourself, I bought a house in the Lot area last year, had been owned for 30 years by a british builder. Turns out that all aspects of the C/H system are British, including boiler and pipe sizes. It's unvented with a very basic control (old landis & Gyr unit), there...
  37. A

    How to get an out of state plumbing job when many other states require licensing in the U.S.?

    Hello, I am actually posting this question for my spouse. We are looking to move states. The state we are currently allows plumbers without a license to work in a plumbing company under someone with the required licensing. Currently, my spouse is considered an apprentice. We are seeking to...
  38. K

    Another mysterious plumbing noise question

    Recently, my ground floor toilet has been making a periodic noise that sounds a lot like a pump is rapidly pumping water into the tank in little squirts. It is always the same length of time, about 15 seconds. The toilet is on the ground floor near the line in pipes and I can hear the noise...
  39. Jimbob1973

    Which domestic plumbing course for DIY plumbing?

    Hi, Can anyone recommend a plumbing course so I can learn how to undertake DIY domestic plumbing myself? Thanks
  40. J

    Is 32 too old to get into plumbing?

    I'm 32 years old and have been working in a chemical plant for the past nine years. Before that I worked for a tiler for two years as a helper / apprentice and having been made redundant from the chemical plant recently I've been doing the tiling full time. My plan was to start with small jobs...
  41. K

    Very loud water hammer in bath/shower plumbing

    Hi All, I have plumbed my bathroom myself. I initially wanted to install a shower and bought a 2 outlet triton digital shower, midway in and I changed mind for a bath shower while the plumbing for the shower was already done. The digital valve was installed in the loft, 1 outlet to ceiling...
  42. plumb_know

    Experienced plumbing engineer required !!

    We are a small business based in west malling, kent. We are looking for Experienced plumbing engineer to join our team on a self employed basis (non Smoker preferred), we will supply uniform, van & tools (except hand tools). Pay dependant on experience, Must have public liability insurance...
  43. L

    HELP WITH FEW RAD PLUMBING

    HAVE HAD THE PIPEWORK CUT ON 1 SIDE OF THE OFFICE SEE PICTURE IM LOOKING TO RECONNECT UP THE 2 PARTS AS THE PIPE WITHOUT THE CAPS HAS A RADIATOR INTO A BATHROOM 1- PIPES WITHOUT THE CAPS DONT AND WONT HAVE ANY WATER IN AT THE MOMENT BUT SURELY IF I USE COPPER OR FLEXI PIPE THE PIPE WITH 2...
  44. D

    DIY manifold with PEX and plumbing a bathroom

    Hello all, my wife and I have recently purchased a house in Edinburgh (move in date 6th dec hopefully) and I have been working hard to get a plan done for a diy manifold and I shall do a complete refit of the bathroom. I plan to do it all myself bar the electrics and boiler connections. The...
  45. R

    Question on plumbing spanner

    Been plumbing a while now using Footprint Grips and a selection of spanners. Is there a spanner available that will easily hold a Tee compression fitting while tightening centre nut ?
  46. T

    25 y/o in Essex looking for Plumbing apprenticeship

    Hello plumbers ! I’m looking for a career in plumbing, I’m enrolled onto a C&G level 2 diploma in February 2020 and looking for someone to take me on as a trainee/apprentice. I’m 25 and live in Essex willing to travel to London for work. I hold a clean driving license, I’m a fast learner as well...
  47. T

    Electrician DIY plumbing in own house, advice needed

    Hi guys, before anyone jumps to tell me “get a plumber”, I’m extending my house and doing a loft conversion myself, so looking to save money, that’s my only reason for not getting a plumber. I see mixed opinions on whether to go plastic or copper, I’m happy to learn how to join copper, but at...
  48. C

    Potential Plumbing Issue

    Good afternoon, We are having a potential issue with our water supply underneath our kitchen unit. As you will see from the recording ( IMG_5530.MOV ), it appears that a very loud noise is emanating from the pipe. This does not occur during any specific activity however, and can happen when...
  49. K

    Hotel plumbing design

    Out of curiosity, how are hot and cold water systems designed for places like a hotel or gym with multiple bathrooms? I always find these places have water gushing out of taps and you never have to wait for hot water. My guess is hot and cold water tanks with pumps and secondary circulation...
  50. P

    Heat dump radiator plumbing question

    Hi I am insulating the house with kingspan so have to move the radiators further out from the wall. The heat dump radiator has been connected with flow and return at the bottom. This seems a bit counter intuative. Should it have flow to bottom and return to top or should I replumb it as...
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