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Aug
22
comment Brass central heating elbow joint leaking at connection to plastic pipe
Fixed! Thanks to Pdd and Friedo’s help below. The joint was hard to remove using just an adjustable spanner (instead of the official tool) but I managed it in the end. As predicted, the plastic pipe didn’t have an insert, and also had been cut very roughly (goo.gl/FXZGwn). I replaced the fitting, just in case (goo.gl/5en6Xb), re-cut the plastic pipe cleanly and added an insert (goo.gl/fa2FFf), cleaned up the copper pipe with wire wool, and it all fitted together very easily (goo.gl/XN2b22). Pressure is now back up and all is good. Thanks for all your help!
Aug
20
comment Brass central heating elbow joint leaking at connection to plastic pipe
Not sure exactly what type of pipe it is. It's very-slightly flexible - has a slight bend to it, as if perhaps it's come off a big roll. If I squeeze it hard I can feel it give a tiny bit, but not much. Pretty sure it's 15mm. Any idea?
Aug
19
comment Brass central heating elbow joint leaking at connection to plastic pipe
Thanks for such an excellent answer ppd, and thanks for the edits friedo. I'll have a go sorting it this weekend!
Aug
18
accepted Brass central heating elbow joint leaking at connection to plastic pipe
Aug
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Aug
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asked Brass central heating elbow joint leaking at connection to plastic pipe
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Mar
31
accepted Plastic central heating pipe - cover up in built-in cupboard
Mar
31
comment Plastic central heating pipe - cover up in built-in cupboard
Many thanks, they'll be boxed in at the weekend. Sharp things will be kept well clear :)
Mar
29
asked Plastic central heating pipe - cover up in built-in cupboard
Jan
10
accepted Represurise Vaillant Turbomax gas boiler - turning filling screws, but won't fill
Jan
8
comment Temporary floor fix - Ikea laminate on concrete and wooden boards
In the end I used the Concrete Repair to fill in the holes, which made a big difference, but I needed more than I thought - the one tub didn't go far enough and so there are still some slightly noticable dips. I then laid the underlay + flooring directly on the concrete and floorboards. It would have been more sturdy if I'd put a plywood layer down first, but it's certainly good enough for a temporary floor and has made an amazing difference. Total: £120 from Ikea and one long day's work: i.imgur.com/qzUCpUk.jpg. Worth it until I can afford to completely re-do the floor and the kitchen.
Jan
8
answered Represurise Vaillant Turbomax gas boiler - turning filling screws, but won't fill
Jan
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Jan
2
revised Laminate flooring direction in large room
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Jan
2
answered Laminate flooring direction in large room
Dec
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Dec
31
revised Represurise Vaillant Turbomax gas boiler - turning filling screws, but won't fill
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Dec
31
asked Represurise Vaillant Turbomax gas boiler - turning filling screws, but won't fill
Dec
29
comment Temporary floor fix - Ikea laminate on concrete and wooden boards
Thinking about using some of this to level out the concrete before the floor goes down: wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Concrete-Repair-Mortar-5kg/p/154058 any thoughts?