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Tall (Designer) Radiator ? Upside down
I've just fitted a new designer radiator which refuses to get hot. Is there a right way and a wrong way to fit these. The reason I ask is that the "In pipe" gets hot as does the "Out pipe." The...
12 years ago 5
 
Replacing an automatic air vent ????
The automatic air vent in my heating system is faulty - basically it leaks water and I have to keep topping up the system, but the leak is getting worse over time - possibly only some trapped dirt but...
13 years ago 3
 
hot air central heating
Does anyone know a good plumber who supplies an instals hot air central heating please? I wouldn't touch hot air central heating ever again. Warm at point nearest boiler but freezing at it's...
14 years ago 7
 
Drayton Tempus 3 central heating control gone a bit mad
Hi all, I`ve got a Drayton Tempus Three controller running my combi boiler, and have an issue with it. Whenever the hot water is turned on, turning the thermostat up results in the heating coming on....
14 years ago 12
 
concrete floor sagging in middle
I have a concrete kitchen floor which is sagging in the middle, it has hardboard which is pretty thin now over the top. It is rented accommodation and my landlord has arranged for a joiner to lift the...
14 years ago 18
 
Grey sludge in a washing machine
We have a Bosch WM, and live in a hard water area, the machine collects grey sludge internally somewhere and periodically releases bits which then mess up the washing. Our previous 2 Hoovers never did...
14 years ago 7
 
Swamp Cooler
My swamp cooler keeps shutting off and after a while, it will come back on. Also when I turn it on after letting the pump run for a while it makes a squealing sound. I need some help with this one....
2 years ago 1
 
How do I remove 'plumbers mate' putty?
Hi What's the best way to remove 'Plumbers Mate' putty residue? I've been using some and got it all over some tools as there was no way to wash my hands with the water turned off. Many...
14 years ago 2
 
Raindrops keep falling on my sill...
We've recently moved into a flat, the windows of which have large, protuding UPVC sills. When it rains, the noise of the droplets hitting the sill is so loud that we've twice retreated to the bedroom...
7 years ago 6
 
Removing Velux window from frame
Anyone know how to take the "window" part out of the frame on a Velux skylight? I need to take it out to get access to the chimney next to it (long story - large extension prevents ladder access and...
13 years ago 2
 
Honda GCV 520 engine - mixture adjustment
Hi, My lawnmower has a Honda GCV 520 engine fitted and I find it is running too rich and 'hunting'. Nowhere have I found how to adjust the mixture - any pointers where to look would be greatly...
10 years ago 1
 
Bathroom fan trips circuit breaker
Got a bathroom fan thats been there since the house was built (only 7 years ago). Its got a pull string switch as you go into the bathroom and the fan is on the opposite outside wall. Been working...
13 years ago 17
 
halogen lights and fuse
My friend has 13 number halogen 50 watt light bulbs in her kitchen ceiling and on 3 occasions now the 5 amp fuse has blown. The fuse box is an old one with fuse wire and no cartridges. I just replaced...
14 years ago 11
 
Re: Washing Machine Sludge
Make sure there is lots of salt in the machine's salt container and the dispenser is set to high - that's what it is for - hard water areas. I have seen hot water cylinders solidly blocked...
15 years ago