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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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Plumberpro

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My toilet flush pneumatic chrome push button has broken off

my toilet flush pneumatic chrome push button has broken off on the outside from the spindle of the diaphragm which sits on the other side of the partition where the wall hung toilet cistern is located. Where can I get hold of a unit to replace it, without having to by a whole new plate set...is there a universal part ?

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Andrew Smith

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We have had some plumbing work done out side but someone has

Good morningWe have had some plumbing work done out side but someone has suggested it it is not right, lagging is not sufficient on outside pipe, fittings not correct, in line valve not needed outside, water supply not deep enough etc...What are the regulations on lagging, fittings outside and how deep water pipe needs to be under concrete/soil?

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James I

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I need to install an additional radiator in my house, when

Hi, i need to install an additional radiator in my house, when running the new pipes can i branch of an existing radiator at the point between the existing radiator valve and where the pite goes into the concrete floor. Probably not the best look but its the best option due to location?Assistant: Have you talked to a construction professional about the floor?Customer: Yes its a solid concrete floor and I really dont want to go into that, will probably be sellinng the house next year and need to get it done as cheap as possibleAssistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesAssistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Dont think so

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James I

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The taps on my bathroom radiator don't work. They're not

The taps on my bathroom radiator don't work. They're not jammed, and seem to wind in and out (open and closed) but not hot water flows into the radiatorAssistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Since yesterday. The valves were leaking slightly, so I undid the packing nut and wound some PTFE around the spindle, but when I tightened the nut back, the radiator didn't get hot. Normally it gets hot very quicklyAssistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Depends on how complicated it is! I'm not too confident about draining down the whole system.Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The system is fed by a combi boiler, all the other radiators are working fine.

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James I

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I have a small amount of water leakage below my kitchen

I have a small amount of water leakage below my kitchen sink, its a steady drop by drop leak from one of the water pipes. Aren't even sure if it is from a stop cock or which one of the plastic pipes that intervene below the sink.Appreciate some help, i am pretty sure this is a small issue but my common sense currently fails me.Please help :)

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My insinkerator has stooped working. I hace checked the

My insinkerator has stooped working. I hace checked the fuses and they appear Ok.Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I noticed this a few weeks ago but with holidays I can only attend to it nowAssistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: No necessarily unless it is simpleAssistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't know

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James I

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I live in an old cottage and have employed someone to change

I live in an old cottage and have employed someone to change the old gun barrel piping. He replaced some with copper piping (narrower gauge) and is planning to weld the copper piping onto and old pipe at one point under the floor where he cut off rusty old pipe and also near a radiator in the bathroom.a) Are 2 different diameter pipes joined likely to cause a different rate of flow at the junction -and therefore potentially cause future leak?b) Will frost cause both metals to contract at different rates and cause potential leak?

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