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Ben-gee's Recent Activity

  1. Ben-gee replied to the thread New wetroom (solid floor).

    Can be a lot of build up with aquagrade. And in my opinion you may as well just screed your own falls using timber forms to save a lot...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 9:47 PM
  2. Ben-gee replied to the thread Insulation in thermostat back box??.

    How about just turn stat down? Effectively think of a systematic error, ie set stat to 6 degrees (or whatever it proves to be by...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 9:01 AM
  3. Ben-gee replied to the thread Shower pump woes.

    KOP, it’s a single - he’s only pumping the hot. (not the mains). I agree no plastic that near tank, but can’t see anything else...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 7:41 AM
  4. Ben-gee liked Best's post in the thread Essex Flange for a Shower Pump.

    I used to just fit brass tank fittings. Far superior job, tight fit hole in cylinder and no rubber washers. Much cheaper too! Used to...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 12:38 AM
  5. Ben-gee replied to the thread Essex Flange for a Shower Pump.

    External immersion feeds back into top of cylinder, never seen one in ‘real life’ though. If a new cylinder, our merchants do gledhill...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 12:35 AM
  6. Ben-gee replied to the thread Boss onto horizontal 110 waste.

    You can solvent weld brown/orange pipe, done it several times successfully.

    Dec 11, 2018 at 12:11 AM
  7. Ben-gee replied to the thread Boss onto horizontal 110 waste.

    Yes that’s fine, as you have it on the top of the 4”. Put as many as you want!

    Dec 10, 2018 at 11:27 PM
  8. Ben-gee replied to the thread Essex Flange for a Shower Pump.

    Yes, sorry Best you’re right. Just I like to cut a nice tight hole if at all possible to get better coverage on the washers.

    Dec 10, 2018 at 11:22 PM
  9. Ben-gee replied to the thread Hot Water not running to new shower - New Bathroom Renovation!.

    Surely plumber can cross feeds somewhere along route snd leave shower valve and tiling alone? Maybe get a different plumber...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM
  10. Ben-gee replied to the thread Essex Flange for a Shower Pump.

    You say you leave the immersion alone, how are you going to get the Essex flange inside the cylinder? I’d definitely use Surrey, or even...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 4:51 PM
  11. Ben-gee replied to the thread Compression fittings. How tight?.

    Jetlube may be mil spec - but it’s still pretty stiff and tough to use on a cold day , admittedly it may be an old pot 50% jet 50%.

    Dec 10, 2018 at 4:44 PM
  12. Ben-gee replied to the thread help with pricing to install new radiator.

    You may be suffering from a part timer, who thinks it will take him all day ( and itprobably will) . Whereas a proper plumber would do...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 4:41 PM
  13. Ben-gee replied to the thread Essex Flange for a Shower Pump.

    You obviously don’t live with hard water! Leave tank full to crack open immersion, as you say to maintain integrity of wafer thin...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 12:14 PM
  14. Ben-gee replied to the thread Compression fittings. How tight?.

    Jet lube is suitable, can’t remember who makes it

    Dec 10, 2018 at 12:04 PM
  15. Ben-gee replied to the thread Essex Flange for a Shower Pump.

    Just use a male iron to compression. If it’s an old tank I would be more worried about problems associated with removing the immersion...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 12:02 PM