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  1. Moley

    It's not just plumbers and kitchen fitters!!

    I was traveling through Peterborough yesterday and really wish I had a passenger with a camera in the van. There was a landscape gardener driving his 4x4 with a fully loaded trailer behind him. Nothing wrong with that I hear you say (well, I didn't actually hear you but....) The trailer was a 4...
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    DIY Plumbing: Where can I buy a box spanner for a 1.5inch BSP immersion heater? (2" across flats)

    Where can I buy a box spanner for a 1.5inch BSP immersion heater? (2" across flats) I need such a spanner to remove a failed IH, and to install a replacement; in a domestic hot water cylinder made by Opus (Cyprus). I am aware that in general the distance across the flats may vary somewhat from...
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    DIY Plumbing: Day 9 Advent Calendar!

    Day 9 Advent Calendar! Welcome to the Day 9 of the PlumbersForums.net Advent Calendar Competition. Today's Question My boiler has broken, I am going to take the cover off and have a poke about to see what the problem is. Dan says I cannot do this. Who should I call to help? hint Today's...
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    DIY Plumbing: Loud, scary boiler noise!

    Loud, scary boiler noise! Having unblocked the central heating pipes and radiators and got them working again, today I started the process of giving my CH a good clean. It is a sealed system and I emptied the water, cleaned out the magnaclean, added a couple of bottles of Fernox F5 cleaner via...
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    DIY Plumbing: Drayton MiGenie programmer MT734R flaky app?

    Drayton MiGenie programmer MT734R flaky app? Hi all.. Anyone have experience with this programmer and phone App? I replaced a LP722 with one and it does work 95%.. Hot water comes on and so does CH. Some strangeness though.. Just looking at the HW screen earlier.. time set for just 1 hour...
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    DIY Plumbing: Boiler not getting hot enough

    Boiler not getting hot enough We moved into our current home in June. The heating is supplied by a 10 year old WB Greenstar CDi 37kkW combi boiler. I had the boiler checked by a local 'Registered Professional Gas Engineer' engineer who has serviced my son's boiler for many years. He said it was...
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    DIY Plumbing: Baxi DuoTec Combi 28 HE A - No central heating

    Baxi DuoTec Combi 28 HE A - No central heating The central heating on my Baxi DuoTec Combi 28 HE A has stopped working but the hot water is fine. I have also discovered a leak from somewhere on the lower isolation valve to the Fernox TF1 Compact filter, it may just need tightening up. I'm...
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    DIY Plumbing: Radiators cooling down at different rates.

    Radiators cooling down at different rates. Why do some radiators cool more quickly than others? my boiler is less than 12 months old, heats up really quickly, we’ve got around 12 rads throughout the house. but the two in the lounge get raging hot like all the others, but once thermostat...
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    DIY Plumbing: 6 Shower Power Boosters Give Away Competition

    6 Shower Power Boosters Give Away Competition A plumbing magazine is showcasing ShowerPowerBooster and they are also running a competition to win one of three SP22S ShowerPowerBoosters A SP22S is two fully automatic ShowerPowerBoosters retailing at £200 each (6 pumps) Entry is free! Just Click...
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    DIY Plumbing: 5% OFF ALL WORKWEAR FOR MEMBERS ONLY - WWW.BULKWORKWEAR.CO.UK

    5% OFF ALL WORKWEAR FOR MEMBERS ONLY - WWW.BULKWORKWEAR.CO.UK Bag yourself a great deal at Bulkworkwear!!! Intro Offer - For MEMBERS ONLY - 5% off your entire order at www.bulkworkwear.co.uk Please quote 'member5' at checkout to take advantage of our intro offer. Hurry....Limited Time Only...
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    DIY Plumbing: Freezing pipe prevention

    Freezing pipe prevention I wish to prevent freezing pipes during winter when my house is empty several months I understand there is a special programme for this purpose. Please indicate how to program this on my Bosch CR 400 EMS Control Unit using as little oil as possible. Which is the lowest...
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    DIY Plumbing: Shower temperature erratic.

    Shower temperature erratic. My shower water used to arrive at both the main shower head and the small one on a flexible hose at a perfect,constant temperature. Suddenly unless I keep adjusting the temperature manually the water is either boiling hot or freezing cold. What is needed? Shower...
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    DIY Plumbing: is the (bloody) torbeck valve causing water trickle?

    is the (bloody) torbeck valve causing water trickle? Just moved into a place and there seems to be a slight trickle into the bowl ( picture attached), initially when i took the top off the water level was about 1-2 inchs above the 6L mark, from researching it looks like i have a torbeck valve (...
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    DIY Plumbing: Advent Calendar Winners Thread - 2019 - Well done peeps :)

    Advent Calendar Winners Thread - 2019 - Well done peeps :) Okay so we've taken a video of us writing the names, ripping them up into bits, sticking them in a hat, then drawing a name. The video appears too big. So we've saved them (for all forums) and will work on what the issue is there this...
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    DIY Plumbing: Day 8 Advent Calendar

    Day 8 Advent Calendar Welcome to the Day 8 of the PlumbersForums.net Advent Calendar Competition. Today's Question What is the name of Macaulay Culkins' character in the Christmas classic Home Alone? Today's Winner Will Get:- Plumbase Gift - www.plumbase.com Corgi Pipe Cutter and...
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    DIY Plumbing: Hot water but no Central Heating with young children

    Hot water but no Central Heating with young children We have a Potterton Titanium Combi Gas Boiler which was setup with the wireless Nest Thermostat last year to provide heat to our radiators, heat up our unvented indirect cylinder to provide us hot water and to heat up our under floor heating...
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    DIY Plumbing: Need help on central heating problem

    Need help on central heating problem potterto boiler 23 years old, Drayton mid point actuator. Central Heating only works when water also on & stat works normally. When CH only, the stat shows a bright light when calling heat and dim light when at temperature. I changed the stat and it made no...
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    DIY Plumbing: Fitting a Blanking Cap to a redundant waste pipe

    Fitting a Blanking Cap to a redundant waste pipe Hello folks I have what seems to be a standard 40mm white PVC pipe that used to hold the washing machine drain hose, which I wanted to cap off to avoid any water overflowing from (as my kitchen drainage seem to get blocked up easily, and it will...
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    DIY Plumbing: Can my boiler handle underfloor heating?

    Can my boiler handle underfloor heating? Hi all, Needing some advice on underfloor heating please. I have an approximately 4 year old Vaillant ecoTec Plus 838 combi boiler which is currently serving 11 radiators around the house which includes 2 towel rails. I've heard that if you want...
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    DIY Plumbing: Vaillant 838 operations

    Vaillant 838 operations Fitted a Vaillant 838 Eco Tech plus combination boiler to a property 6 weeks ago. all fine. Customer called in to say that the boiler had locked out on F54 and F28. Reset did it again a few hours later, then been fine since. I attended today to check a few thing:- 1. Gas...
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    DIY Plumbing: Central Heating randomly coming on

    Central Heating randomly coming on Good morning, Recently my boiler has started coming on at random times for central heating, heating the radiators up and making the place feel like a sauna. Woke up a few times during the night realising what was happening. My thermostat control is a Salus...
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    DIY Plumbing: Boiler advice - can you use a system boiler on an open vent system?

    Boiler advice - can you use a system boiler on an open vent system? Hi I have a boiler problem I hope someone on here can help please. I currently have an open vent gravity feed system and a 10yr old boiler which is showing signs of terminal "kaputiness". The boiler is dripping consistently...
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    DIY Plumbing: Erratic shower temperatures.

    Erratic shower temperatures. My shower used to deliver water at an ideal temperature to both the main shower head and the the smaller head on a flexible hose. Suddenly the temperatures are erratic,either boiling hot or freezing cold. What do I need? Erratic shower temperatures. - Click here to...
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    DIY Plumbing: Radiator water flow noise - Can anyone help, please?!

    Radiator water flow noise - Can anyone help, please?! Hi, Since having some house renovations 2 years ago, which included adding two extra rads, replacing others and re-plumbing the boiler , I have suffered from quite loud, (but variable) 'water flowing' hissing noise, which is especially...
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    DIY Plumbing: Underfloor heating/boiler sizing

    Underfloor heating/boiler sizing Im refurbing my house and looking into underfloor heating downstairs. What size boiler would be needed for 30m2 underfloor heating 1 bathroom 7 radiators (5 if ufh installed) Underfloor heating/boiler sizing - Click here to answer this plumbing question...
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    DIY Plumbing: Issues with Megaflo cylinder

    Issues with Megaflo cylinder I am using a megaflo cylinder at my flat, and as lately I am using more of the heating it is starting to act odd, to start with the hot water is getting less hot day by day, and as of today my floor heating stopped working. Meanwhile, the pump outside the cylinder...
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    DIY Plumbing: Condensate pump and boiler off

    Condensate pump and boiler off Hi, I have got a combi boiler with a condensate pump. I have found my boiler twice turned off electrically with the led display off. When I touched the pump the boiler turned on suddenly and the hot water started working again. Any ideas what could cause this...
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    DIY Plumbing: Advent Calendar Day 7

    Advent Calendar Day 7 Welcome to the Day 7 of the PlumbersForums.net Advent Calendar Competition. Today's Question Who won the 1989 FA Cup? Today's Winner Will Get:- Plumbase Gift - www.plumbase.com Corgi Pipe Cutter and Synchron Motor from Corgi Direct - www.corgidirect.com Socket and...
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    DIY Plumbing: self employment decisions

    self employment decisions Hi all, I've had a read of similar threads and am going through my own decisions at the moment. Spent 8 years at BG and currently work for a manufacturer earning around 40k. Fed up of doing 3 times as many jobs per day as would be reasonable for a self employed...
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    DIY Plumbing: Leaky tundish - advice please!

    Leaky tundish - advice please! I have the usual problem of a dripping expansion relief valve on the cold supply to an unvented cylinder, which is shortly to be replaced (the valve) by a G3 plumber. What made it worse is that the drip (which has become an almost continuous dribble) tends to run...
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    DIY Plumbing: NEW STYLE OF FLUE TERMINATION

    NEW STYLE OF FLUE TERMINATION Hi Everyone, Just thought I'd post a picture showing a whole new approach of terminating a fanned flue. Installed by a loft conversion specialist!!!(more likely a family friend.) Unbelievable!!! NEW STYLE OF FLUE TERMINATION - Click here to answer this plumbing...
  32. H

    Plumbers doing electrical

    plumbing city & guilds to carry out basic electrical work. Is agency liability insurance valid for plumbers doing electrical work?
  33. Dan

    Upgrading Plumbers Forum and...

    ... it might knock this forum offline every now and again. The forum might be a bit glitchy while I restart services on the server tonight. So hang in there if you don't get the page loading etc. Refresh in a few minutes time and it'll work again. Thanks for your patience.
  34. S

    Plumbers eh.......................?

    Plumber avoids punishment for sex act in friend's home | Daily Mail Online - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6838189/Plumber-avoids-punishment-sex-act-friends-home.html
  35. Andy5678

    Plumbers worst nightmares....

    Thought I’d share this, if you ever think you’ve had a bad day at work
  36. S

    Funerals and you think plumbers earn a fortune

    As some of you know my Aunt passed away earlier in the week and as I am at a loose end I have been helping my other Aunt the executor of the estate to sort things out. £5500 for the funeral, this doesn't include the flowers......... £1500 to open the grave as its a dual plot/stacked...
  37. D

    Sparks vs Plumbers... What's the score?

    What's the beef? Unusually, I'm a member of both electricians forums and plumbers forums, I work across both areas, in fact I frequently combine water and electricity in many varied and fun ways! This leads me to ask why sparks and plumbers are forever complaining about each other in their own...
  38. O

    Self employment & Pimlico Plumbers court case ...

    This is common sense IMHO The Supreme Court upholds worker's rights in a landmark gig economy case - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pimlico-plumbers-uk-supreme-court-gig-economy-employees-gary-smith-a8396471.html
  39. O

    Considerate plumbers ..........

    Went to see a refurbishment project today and noticed this: Nice.
  40. happyhippydad

    Plumbers are great!!!

    Today I was in a customers house. I had to take up some chipboard flooring in the bathroom. I set the circular saw so that it will cut to the right depth and not too deep.... I think some of you have already guessed where this is going :D .... and start cutting. Now in the five years I have...
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