Tag: plumbing

Ceramic Taps

| April 9, 2015

Not every plumbing job needs a licensed plumber. In fact there are many small jobs that can easily be handled by the do-it-yourself plumber. So when it comes to DIY plumbing, are ceramic taps an option for you to install?

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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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Blocked Sinks and Toilets

| April 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
Blocked Sinks and Toilets

Blocked Sinks and Toilets are a common household problem that can be easily fixed with a bit of DIY knowledge. Occasionally the problem might be more severe than just a few trapped potato peelings or a wad of toilet paper and you may need to call a plumber, but why not see if you can save yourself the call out fee first?

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Removing a Cast-Iron Bath

| April 9, 2015

If you are renovating the bathroom in an older house, you may need to remove an old cast-iron bath to make way for a modern replacement.

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Tap Repair and Maintenance

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

A leaking or dripping tap is a very common problem, but whilst a leaking cold tap is not much more than a nuisance, a leaking hot tap can cost you money. Fixing a leaking or dripping tap is a fairly straightforward project, as long as you know which type of tap you have and the probable cause of the leak.

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Cistern Problems

| April 9, 2015

There are several things that can cause your cistern to stop working as it should. Here are a couple of the most common cistern problems, along with ways to fix them.

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Curing Airlocks

| April 9, 2015

Airlocks are common, particularly if your system has not been used for a prolonged period, but can be fixed quite easily.

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Draining a Plumbing System

| April 8, 2015

If you are planning to leave your house for any length of time, it can be a good idea to completely drain your plumbing system to avoid frozen and burst pipes (especially in houses with older systems).

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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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Emergency Plumbing Repairs

| August 11, 2014

In the event of a broken pipe, knowing how to do some quick emergency repairs can save a lot of damage being done.

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Fitting a Cold Water Storage Tank

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fitting a Cold Water Storage Tank

Checking the condition of the cold-water storage tank in your loft is important. Not only does this tank supply a lot of your water, it also has the potential to cause a lot of damage should it spring a leak.

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Plumbing Pipes

| February 21, 2013

The majority of the pipework in your house will probably be made of copper and in most cases it is best to use the same material when making additions or repairs. However, there are other options available to you.

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Fitting Waste Pipes and Traps

| November 21, 2012
Fitting Waste Pipes and Traps

In modern plumbing systems, the waste pipes which carry away used water are normally made from plastic.

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Types of Plumbing Joint

| June 9, 2012
Types of Plumbing Joint

If you are making alterations or repairs to copper plumbing pipes, you will probably need to connect two or more sections of pipe at some point. There are several different options available to you and most are available as elbow joints, tee joints and threaded joints, as well as straight coupling joints.

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Plumbing Tools

| April 29, 2012
Plumbing Tools

Many basic DIY toolkits will contain several tools (pliers, spanners, etc) needed for plumbing jobs, but there are several specialist tools you might need for more advanced tasks. This is particularly true if you are planning to cut or bend pipes.

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Draining a Central Heating System

| August 19, 2011

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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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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