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Where to Fit Radiators

| April 9, 2015

Deciding where to position a new radiator in a room is, of course, completely up to you. There may be good reasons why you want to place it opposite the window or on the wall where the sofa will be but, if possible, it is usually best to follow a few rules for positioning radiators. […]

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Draining a Central Heating System

| April 9, 2015

There are several reasons why you migh need to drain a central heating system, from repairing a leak to replacing radiators. It is a fairly simple process if you follow some basic rules.

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How to Replace a Radiator Valve

| April 9, 2015

Replacing a radiator valve is a straightforward DIY job which anyone can attempt. The most important thing is to drain the system before you start and make sure you have all the correct tools at hand.

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How to Balance Radiators

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
How to Balance Radiators

Knowing how to balance the radiator circuit of a gas central heating system is a handy trick that can make the difference between a miserable winter and a harmonious one.

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Guide to Boilers

| April 9, 2015

There are several different types of boilers on the market, and which one you choose depends on both your heating requirements and your budget.

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How To Bleed a Radiator

| April 9, 2015
How To Bleed a Radiator

The easiest way to tell if a radiator needs bleeding is by touch. A radiator that feels cold at the top, whilst warm at the bottom has air in it and must be bled.

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Domestic Plumbing Systems

| April 9, 2015

If you plan to do any work on the plumbing of your home, it is important that you understand the various different plumbing systems and how they work. You don’t need to be a expert on every single part of the system, but having a good overall idea of how things are linked together will make planning your DIY plumbing jobs a lot easier.

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Causes of Condensation

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Condensation occurs when warmer air (the air inside your house for example) comes into contact with a cold surface such as a window. Warm air can carry much more water vapour than cold air…

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Central Heating Problems

| April 9, 2015

Common problems with domestic central heating systems often produce audible noises, from bubbling and rushing of water to squeaks and creaks in walls and beneath floorboards.

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Replacing a Radiator

| April 8, 2015
Replacing a Radiator

This guide will explain how to fit a new radiator if for whatever reason your existing one needs replacing; perhaps it is faulty, rusty or damaged.

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Guide to Underfloor Heating

| February 18, 2015

Underfloor heating seems to be the new ‘wood flooring’ of the building and home improvement world. Barely a day goes by when you can’t turn on the tv and see someone fitting it, having it fitted or talking about having it fitted on diy and home improvement programmes.

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Soldering Capillary Joints

| June 27, 2011

There are two basic types of soldered capillary joint, an End Feed Joint and an Integral Ring Fitting. In the end feed joint, solder is fed into the end of the end feed joint and capillary action feeds it into the fitting. With an integral ring, the solder is already contained in a reservoir (ring) on the fitting.

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Removing and Replacing Radiators

| March 22, 2011

There are several reasons why you might need to remove or replace a radiator. You might need to drain it of the sludge build-up inside, or perhaps decorate behind it.

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