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    Dripping hot water cylinder from upper thermostat... Is it safe?

    Hello I live in a rented flat and have noticed water dripping from the top thermostat of the water cylinder (see picture). It worries me as there is clearly electric wiring nearby, and also another thermostat at the bottom that the water is dripping towards. My landlord's plumber is...
  2. D

    No hot water from hot water cylinder

    Having difficulty with our hot water from hot water cylinder. Now don't have a clue which taps / valves should be on or off. No hot water coming through to the taps at all. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  3. B

    Boiler and water pump

    Hi all, let me set the scene boiler in downstairs kitchen Water pump? (red thing in airing cupboard upstairs) the pump is loud enough to hear downstairs the drone or humming is noticeable and The boiler fires upat the same timethis all happensif heating ison or not the pump gets so hot you...
  4. T

    Whats happening here?

    Right guys I know this is a tundish but.... I don’t know what’s going on here I can never catch it in the act of leaking or dripping and it’s not loads but there’s always a little bit of water at the bottom of the unit and as you can see a Rubbish load of limescale! Can I just clean this off or...
  5. M

    Hi I have slow rising pressure in boiler

    Hi I have slow rising of pressure in boiler not sure why but blue valve its fully open and black one closed..read on web that both should be closed is that true? Trying to attach pictures
  6. T

    WE need hot ware quicker

    We have recently moved into a 3 bedroom, 2 storey house where to heating is a combi-boiler installed in the loft and the bathroom is in one end of the house on the ground floor. It takes a very long time for hot water to appear in the kitchen or in the bathroom. Do anyone have a solution that...
  7. R

    Can't get rid of the smell of gas sewerage leak, under my kitchen sink.

    There is no smell coming out of my sink plughole, never has been. There are no water leaks in the piping and U-bend under my sink. Have tried on several occasions using very strong drain un-blocker and odour remover, to remove smell, but has not worked. Sink plughole never blocks up and water...
  8. O

    Loading unit flow rate Vs simultaneous use flow rate

    Do any one know why flow rate given by loading units calculation doesn't match for simultaneous use?
  9. will-i-am-sam

    Cold Shower/ No Hot Water

    ??? Hello there, we have a Bristan Bliss electric shower, yesterday morning it was working fine, my husband and my daughter both had a shower no problem. We had a plumber round to relocate our bath pipes and sink pipes & to fit the new toilet, ready for our new bath and sink to be fitted, but...
  10. T

    Mixer Shower and Gravity Fed System

    About 10 years ago we had a new mixer shower fitted. However, the most we ever got out of it was a trickle - even from the beginning. At the time I looked up the manufacturers installation instructions and it says that the showerhead needs to be at least 1 m from the bottom of the water tank we...
  11. Richard Logan

    Could you take a look at pics and advice

    Ime getting a new boiler fitted Worcester bosh, by EON Contractor treason for new boiler its 12 yes old and knackered, as I get DLA and pension credit guaranteed, but my main concern is the state of existing pipework, please have a look @ pics and your advise please Richard
  12. N

    No top to shower drain

    Moved into new home. I need to purchase the top to this shower drain. How do i measure for it. Or can someone post the one i need. Thank you
  13. L

    F20. Valliant boiler problems

    Hi Everyone. I have had a boiler installed in March 2020 (a replacement like for like Valliant boiler). It has cut out twice with F20. Valliant came out and state that I have "All" my rads off so the boiler cut out due to over heating. The thing is that not all my radiators were off, most were...
  14. G

    Overflow running when heating or hot water on

    Hi all, I have a customer with open vented system,cold feed from f&e tank is teed into flow just above cylinder coil where in enters attic as expansion/vent which terminates through roof The tank overflows whenever heating or hot water is on and stops as soon as boiler/pump goes off,so it’s...
  15. JakLaddy

    URGENT Need help identifiying flue faults acs exam coming up

    im going in for my ACS exams shortly and hoping sombody could help me, could anybody tell me what to look for when inspecting a flue, help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
  16. C

    drain pipe leaking need smaller pioe fitting

    Hi got a waste water broke from upstairs sink . 32 m to big its on outside house to drain . Can't find any smaller pipes anywere to fit to connection cheers
  17. S

    how to stop tapping / clicking noises from central heating pipes even though there not on?

    Changed from a gravity feed boiler system to a combi boiler and had problems with noisy pipes? About 4 weeks ago now had a new combi boiler installed, and from day 1 had noises from the heating pipes even though not on. Thought I was just up grading to a more modern space saving cost efficient...
  18. R

    Washing machine smells

    Hi guys, looking for some help. We bought a new washing machine a few weeks ago because the old one packed in. We think there was a slight smell from the washed clothes in the old machine before it gave up the ghost Before I ordered a new one I had a look to check it wasn’t a simple issue...
  19. D

    Free work to gain experience near Portsmouth

    Hello My name is David, I'm 33 and looking for the opportunity to work for a plumber/gas engineer in South Hampshire. I'm based just outside Portsmouth but I do drive. I have completed my level 2 and NVQ and have 3 years work experience on new builds. I was employed and doing my gas course but...
  20. J

    Toilet tank filling up

    Can someone give me an explanation as to why my toilet tank is filling back up when the water is securely turned off?
  21. A

    22mm flexi pipe to 3/4 copper pipe.

    I am fitting a new mixer tap system. Because of the layout I have had to use flexi hose/pipe. The tap size is 22m. Each tap,respectively, connects to different sized copper pipes. The cold is 15mm copper pipe. So I used a 22mm to 15mm flexi. No problem there. The hot, however, is an old 3/4...
  22. L

    Washing machine valve

    Hi, I'm trying to disconnect my washing machine. I've gone to the tap behind it but cant see a valve. Does anyone know how I can turn it off? Ibe attached a picture. Any help will be greatly appreciated as I've got a new machine coming tomorrow. Cheers
  23. D

    URGENT Vaillant 824E 50p model

    I’m after installation service manual for vaillant Ecomax 824 E ( 50p model ) gc 47 044 07 tried Vaillant they don’t have copy can’t find on line or on my many downloads davidfal
  24. D

    Can anyone tell me what size fitting this is?

    I bought a vacuum pump from ebay and I'm not sure what size the threaded adaptor is. I want something to convert it to fit a 1/8 bsp female tee piece which will fits my gauge as well. I tried to see if the 1/8 bsp tee piece would screw onto the pump but not quite and the threads are different...
  25. D

    Low loss header connection Inc pump to unvented system

    I am fitting my first low loss header onto an unvented system including ufh and 300ltr tank. I have picked the job up after the ufh has been layer, tested and screened over. All I have to work with is the manifold with flow and return pipes and pre installed rad circuit all of which feed into...
  26. M

    Heavy Rain water into flue and boiler

    Hi All, Had this problem earlier, just changed to combi boiler last year end .whenever it rains heavily, water comes heavily from the pipe and spoilt the boiler parts in boiler. As this was covered, gas engineer from vailliant eco 835 changed the parts and it looked fine for two weeks. Since 2...
  27. P

    URGENT pressure relief valve

    Hi I am having a pellet boiler installed in spain and the instruction manual says "maximum working pressure of boiler is 2 Bar" the plumber is installing a saftey group which has a prv of 4 bar so I'm just wondering should the pvr be 2 bar or is that working pressure and 4 bar release if things...
  28. S

    URGENT Baxi 105 he fluctuating hot water

    Help required Baxi 105he. Boiler is 10 years old and has been a pain for a while now. Ch workes great no issues. Hot water however not so good. I need to turn the tap on quite fast to get the boiler to fire up. Once fired up because the water flow is so high it’s not very warm. I can slowly...
  29. M

    Help! En suit hot sink feed terrible.

    Hi all, First time posting but need help urgently. Our en suite bathroom is the room next to the water heater for the house. All the water pipes in the house are run off 10mm pipes. Our en suite shower has incredible water pressure both hot and col but the en suit tap has almost zero...
  30. D

    anybody know where to get templates for risk assessment when back to work

    risk assessment templates for when we all return to working in domestic properties
  31. S

    Plumbers looking for work

    Looking for work free work in Birmingham Worcestershire area need to gain more experience having passed my level 2 plumbing studies I’m 24 and a keen worker
  32. J

    Hot Water Issue. Dual Valve System

    Hi All I have an issue with my hot water. I have a gas boiler situated next to a hot water cylinder fed from a water tank in the loft. There are two separate valves one for the heating and the other for the hot water. (No 3-Way Valve) Both valves open when asked to via the controller (Hive...
  33. S

    Help please! Need to identify Central Heating Filter

    Hello, I am a new home owner and I need some help please. I have a filter attached to my boiler (Baxi Combi). The filter does not have a label. I need to identify what the filter is. Apparently these filters come with a sort of circular key to tighten the top. I did not get a key with the House...
  34. M

    Hot water stops working for 1 day every two month

    Hi, I'm based in UK and I've a conventional boiler system, i.e. cold water storage cisterns in the loft, hot water tank on 1st floor and a gas boiler on the ground floor. The boiler is old Potterton Suprima and I've always been adviced not to change it until it completely breaks down, due to...
  35. P

    hounsfield oil boilers any good

    I would like heating engineers opinion on hounsfield oil boilers. Are they any good?
  36. S

    Ideal logic losing water!

    Ideal Combi bolier. When I repressurise the system to 1bar it almost immediately dumps the water out the condensate pipe before even switching in on at mains. HELP!
  37. K

    URGENT Worcester Heatslave 15/19 Oil Combi Boiler Pressure

    My boiler pressure gauge is at zero so the boiler is not firing up. I thought I heard a small water leak in the wall near the boiler the other night, just before this happened, but the leak has now stopped. I have been reading other posts to try to find a solution and I've hunted everywhere...
  38. L


    I have currently a 10 yr old plus Thermostatic Bath Shower Mixer Model No: CD 324. Centre to centre of inlet is 180mm & full spec & dimensions are in this link: Nuie | Taps | Bar Showers | Thermostatic Bath Shower Mixer -...
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    ideal straight swap for the potterton suprima to run a gledhill Boilermate 2000 ?

    I have a potterton suprima 50l running a gledhill Boilermate 2000 job on at the minute. the potterton failed its CPA test with a ratio of 0.1205 and its kicking out a terrible odour. the customers opted for a replacement but I'm a lil stumped on ideal straight swaps. ideally I'd of opted for...
  40. R


    Hi, so basically my hot water won’t turn off... I don’t have a combi boiler, I have a big hot water cylinder at the top of the house etc.. the thermostat on/off control unit controls the hot water and heating etc.... this system has been fine for over 20 years but all of a sudden, even though...
  41. C

    Camray 5 oil burner warning lights meaning

    Need help deciphring these lights on a camray 5 oil burner. What do they mean ? I can't get the flow to heat up the water storage cylinder . The motorized valve won't open . Any ideas or suggestions on the subject ? 1588106893
  42. M

    Expansion vessel insert, should I remove?

    Has anyone installed a Refix potable expansion tank? There's a plastic insert inside the 3/4 threaded connector - should it be left in? I though it maybe to space the diaphragm off the inlet point, but not sure if it's just a protector insert which will stop the tank operating - nothing in...
  43. 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...
  44. A

    Leak from isolation valve

    Hi. I hope someone can help me. I have a leak coming from my isolation valve on filling loop on my combi boiler. I have purchased a new loop and am going to install it myself. I just would like to ask in the photo Ive attached is it only the pink highlighted area I take off and replace? And also...
  45. J

    How to repressurize my Baxi boiler?

    Hello, I have a problem with my Baxi boiler. Error message 118. Pressure: 0. The instruction says I should repressurize it. Could you please explain me how to do it? Attached you can find photos of the boiler. Just to let you know I am blonde, so please step by step instructions ;) (I...
  46. S

    How does a boiler sense the condensate pipe is blocked?

    How does a boiler sense the condensate pipe is blocked?. Boiler stopped working. I was told the condensate syphon was blocked and had to be cleared. I wondered how the boiler controls knew this?
  47. L

    Gas line for dryer failed inspection

    Gas line for dryer coming out of wall about 3" and runs about 2' along wall then elbows along furnace. Inspector failed and wants specs on stack washer/dryer. Will not return calls, not sure what to do. We took out water lines and vent - no washer/dryer for that room.
  48. B

    Toilet cover surround

    Hi, I have just been cleaning and noticed our upstairs toilet has a surround that goes over the exit of the toilet through the wall.. this surround I believe should sit flush and sealed to the wall?? Is this an urgent repair? Thanks
  49. G

    Please help sigma 848 this clear tube is leaking is

    Please help sigma 848 this clear tube attached a photo is leaking is it a simple case of sealing better or more troubles ahead?
  50. J

    URGENT Ignition issue Main Eco 30 Combi boiler

    Hi All, I have a Main Eco 30 Combi boiler I was fitted about 7 years ago, the whole pipe work is new and radiators. I have so far replaced the electrodes since it was old and bent (it was working but I wanted to avoid it failing), the heat exchanger was hoovered and the seal was replaced, the...