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I need to know if i can stop water to hot water system but

I need to know if i can stop water to hot water system but not the rest of my flat. I can only see a way to turn it off everywhere. I have skype I can show you the pipes and stuff I just need you to tell me what to do.

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The unit is a Quartz wich was installed nearly 10 years ago

The unit is a Quartz wich was installed nearly 10 years ago . The problem is that there is good water pressure , but no hot water coming through . Could you please advise ?

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I live on the end of a terrace of three ex-council houses. I

I live on the end of a terrace of three ex-council houses. I have had a problem with my pipes going bang at random times. Sometimes when I have used my water, but not always. This went on for some time and I had someone round to investigate who said that it was water hammer and replaced the stop tap in my house and the noise mainly went away. But then next door was vacated and empty for nearly a year. I carried on using my water supply with no bangs. Then in July, there were new owners next door and then new tenants moved in. Now each time my water is used, there is a bang or two and it's the same when next door use their water. But as they're a large family, they use a lot of water and so there is a lot of bangs. This isn't a vibration but a single bang or series of several bangs.It's very annoying as I live alone so I don't have distractions as the lady on the other side does. She gets the occasional bang but she's at the top near the mains tap, whereas I am at the bottom.I have asked the landlord of next door to look at this issue on several occasions and he has refused. I got the council involved and they asked him to look at this as well, but still nothing has been done.I'm concerned that there could be problems with my pipework in the future. I did record the noise as well so I can send examples. But basically, random bangs through the day and night is getting on my nerves. Can you advise what else I can do at my end to stop this?

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Trying to repair a Thomas Dudley hydroflo concealed cistern.

Hi, trying to repair a Thomas Dudley hydroflo concealed cistern. The problem is it is running continuously. I wanted to replace a washer (hah!) but find I'm trying to reattach a small bore plastic tube, under water, in a cutout section of the flush valve. I “think” I can feel where the end needs to go, but only with a fingertip, so can't get any grip or pressure on the pipe to do so. Any ideas would be very, very welcome.JA: What's the brand and model of your toilet? How old is it?Customer: Urgh. Very good question, hold on.JA: What have you tried so far with your toilet?Customer: Is it the toilet or the cistern you need to know. The cistern part says Thomas Dudley D212A or D595613 and it is about 18 years oldJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No, but I'm female with small hands, my husband is the brute strength with larger hands that won't get in the gap.

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I need an advise. I have problems with my electric shower.

Hi, I need an advise. I have problems with my electric shower. New build house on combi boiler. Shower is located on 2F and supplied with cold water pipe only. We have replaced the shower with brand new one but still the same problem (hot/cold water every 1 min). We have been advised it's water pressure. How can I improve that, can some sort of pump be installed just before the shower to boost the pressure ? Please advise.

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My toilet won't stop running Assistant: I'll do all I can to

My toilet won't stop runningAssistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I noticed it the other day and it would do it for around 15 minutes after flushing, but now it's doing it constantlyAssistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YeahAssistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: It's a push button toilet if that helps

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I have a stainless steel sink in my kitchen with two bowls.

I have a stainless steel sink in my kitchen with two bowls. Because of frequent turning of the spout from one bowl to the other, the whole tap fixture is becoming very loose. I have had it tightened twice already at considerable cost. Is there nothing that can secure the tap as the rubber washers just do not hack it. I understand he leakage problem but is there nothing like a star washer or something? Other SS users do not seem to have this problem so why am I?JA: How long have you been dealing with this sink issue?Customer: It was a new installation when I remodeled the kitchen but this has now been going on for about 6 months.JA: How long has this been going on with your sink? What have you tried so far?Customer: As I said about 6 months. Two plumbers have been in and simply tightened the washer underneath.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nothing I can think of. It is becoming looser every day.

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Im mike i have a problem with my water preasure Assistant:

Hi im mike i have a problem with my water preasureAssistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: A long timeAssistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesAssistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Ive had the preasure tested and they say its fine but dont now what to check next

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We have a house that we need to mordenise. However, we don't

Hi, we have a house that we need to mordenise. However, we don't have the capital so we are looking to do more diy on it. we will definately need an electrician for the electrics.We need a new bathroom suite and kitchen. Is this something we can do ourselves or do we need to hire a plumber. We also need to remove the boiler cylinder? Any safety aspect we need to consider? There are small cracks on the wall. what can we use for that?thanksEsther

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