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Gotta open it up to find out. You can always open the drywall on the backside to get a look into the mixer valve and pipes in that area. Drywall is much easier to repair than tile and any fixes can usually be done from there as well. Also you might want to consider adding an access door so inspections/fixes will be easier in the future.


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Depending on the location you could install a 4 inch or suitable size floor grate to prevent large items from entering the pipe. You could also fabricate something out of coarse screen, which in some locales is called "hardware cloth". Removing any obstructions will depend on whether you have access to only the entrance or also the exit. If you are clearing ...


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Generally, law questions are off-topic, so I'll answer in a way that's broadly applicable. For the most part, building components that are no longer code-compliant are grandfathered in until work needs to be done on them. So if you have a section of galvanized pipe that's rusted or clogged, you'll have to replace that section with copper or something else ...


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It's very difficult to tell what your existing pipe is like, as there's a shower attached to it. However, I think your problem is that the existing pipe diameter is larger than the UK shower connection? In which case you need a reducing coupler. Here's an example. But a) your existing pipe may be 1" rather than 22mm; and b) the fitting at the larger ...


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There is no such thing as a "minor" leak in cast iron. If it is leaking, it means major corrosion is occurring. If you were to open the joint and look in, you would see the inside of the pipe is completely rotted. You could put a liner inside the pipe and pump it full of some kind of sealant, but it would be a lot of work to do that and it would be ...



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