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Simple DIY plumbing tasks are important to get right. A self-inflicted flood is a terrible thing.

bleed a radiator
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Upstairs radiators sometimes feel considerably hotter at the top and than at the bottom of the radiator and this is often a symptom that there is ‘air’ in the radiator. How to bleed a Radiator. First make sure the central heating pump is OFF. Otherwise more air might be drawn

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How to remove top of close coupled toilet cistern. Old fashioned toilet cisterns had a ceramic lid that simply lifted off when you wanted to get inside to examine the flush mechanism or ball cock. However modern close coupled units generally have the flush mechanism directly attached to the lid

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Baths get blocked when too much material collects beneath the drain. This is generally a mixture of hair, oils and soap. The wrong way to unblock a bath plug Traditionally people would clear it with a bent wire (and old clothes hanger was always the tool of choice when i

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The tap turns but no water comes This is a common fault in bath mixers. It is often associated with power showers. When we use a power shower we often turn the taps too hard and wear out a part of the tap unit. The good news is that to

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The cost of dripping taps Even slightly dripping taps can lose 140 litres of water a week. This waste resources and if you are metered, costs you money. Therefore, fixing a dripping tap is a job that should not be ignored. With these instructions it is not that difficult. Instructions for fixing

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If your toilet will only flush after a rapid series of pumps of the handle Our used to do that and now doesn’t flush at all) it is almost certain that the syphon diaphragm (sometimes called the flapper valve) is split. The good news is that this is a simple

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bath seal
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  If the edge of your bath is unsealed, water can drip down between the bath and the wall and cause flooding, mould and rotting of the joists. Therefore sealing the gap between bath and wall is an excellent idea. There are two main methods of sealing a bath. The

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