DIY Plumbing Forum

DIY Plumbing Forum

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  • Hi, after using bottom 2 to refill system. Should the 2 circled be left facing upwards Thanks
  • Hi All I have a leak coming from within my Mira Elite QT shower. It seems to be flowing from behind the switching Control. Any ideas what could be causing this leak. Already Changed the Pump Elbow as one of the clips had popped which was causing a second small leak, Any idea? Is it […]
  • Hi all, I'm installing a concrete patio out back. By the wall under the kitchen sink I have an existing P-Trap gully for the grey water from the sink, dishwasher, washing machine etc. When I pour the concrete there won't be any chance to dig it up anymore. From my own research I get the […]
  • Hi All, I hope you are doing well. I have this old-school bathtub mixer tub. I think there is something wrong with it. When I pour cold water then I have to wait for hot water twice or 3 times longer like cold water (higher pressure) forces itself into the hot water pipe otherwise how […]
  • I've installed a new shower head and hose, replacing an old Aqualisa which started to drip. The new replacement shower head which is smaller than the original also drips. There's no leaking as expected from the new hose connections with the head or wall elbow. I've removed the cover of the elbow connection and can […]
  • I want to cap off the supply to my bath taps before removing the bath itself. Would I do this with a few Polyplumb stop ends? If so, is there an obvious point on each set of pipes that I should disconnect and add the stop end too, or will any work? (I'm only an […]
  • Hi I have a shire syphon that I want to replace as there is very minor link into the toilet but more than that I want to install a more eco friendly syphon with half flush and full flush (eco friendly and more wallet friendly). Anyway, today I purchased today a tool station round syphon […]
  • It has happened several times that this toilet will start filling up with water and this becomes more frequent and then the pipe needs to be unblocked etc. It's a standard but recurring problem. I've made sure wipes, tampons and things like that aren't being flushed down. Maybe too much tp? Possibly but, due to […]
  • Just about to install 5m of drainage channel between house and patio. The main reason for it is for the external tap at the side of the house. I think it would normally go to 110mm soil pipe, but for all it will be draining (not much, the occasional garden tool rinsing and minimal patio […]
  • Good evening, Wondering if i could get a little guidance, I have a 3/8 plastic line running from a softener to a coffee machine (because laziness), however the line pressure seems to be maybe 2.5 bar. The manufacturer state the max line pressure is 2 bar (29 PSI). for the life of me i cant […]
  • Hi bit of a weird issue, I installed a grohe bathroom tap successfully 2 months ago bought from screwfix. Last week the right hand hot tap makes a squeak noise as I turn it on or off, left tap is 100% perfect and noiseless. This grohe tap is like one unit, so no screw notch […]
  • Hi all I need to run this CH pipework to a radiator located beyond the electric wiring in the image below. Just to be safe I was wondering if there are any rules / distances, etc I need to be following when avoiding the wiring? Many thanks. P
  • Hello I am looking to install a slimline dishwasher (integrated) into a cupboard in my kitchen. The depth of the dishwasher is 550mm and the depth of my cupboard is larger than this. The issue, however, is that the waste pipe which leads from the sink (next door cupboard) comes out quite a bit, decreasing […]
  • Water Heater Screaming Sound on Cold Water Line Spring Check Valve Have this water heater for around 1 year, and it started doing this some time ago. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
  • Hi all, this is probably a daft question but I need to run my cold feed from one side of my wall mounted boiler to the other. Running it beneath the boiler is difficult with lots of obstacles, is it okay if I run soldered copper over / across the top of the boiler? It'll […]
  • Hi guys….we have an old Astracast sink top….I think its a composite sink….has a big single bowl. My wife thinks it looks scruffy….looks ok to me…..sound but the bowl has seen a lot of work. So she wants a new one…Astracast it seems are no more. The problem is its size…..looked in the usual B+Q […]
  • is it feasible to connect a flo force or saniflo shower pump drain to a washing machine standpipe
  • Hi all I'm hoping someone can shine a light on this for me Since our stop tap on the pavement has now been filled with sand for whatever reason, we are relying on our property fitted stopcock (this is outside on our garage wall) Unfortunately turning this to the closed position only reduces the flow […]
  • I'm working on a Quooker Flex tap with an unreliable tap-and-twist steam control. I think its the little PCB in the tap head. I've got a replacement but I'm unsure of the process for removing and replacing the PCB. It is sandwiched between the brass core of the tap and the stainless case. It looks […]
  • I want to reconnect some outbuildings to an existing water supply. The supply pipe is old 22mm MDPE and buried for a fair distance so not going to dig it up and replace it . Question is can I use normal 22mm plumbing push-fit connectors to make the connection as finding 22mm MDPE fittings seems […]

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