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UK Plumbers Forum

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  • I see a lot of Japanese smart toliet seats around with a bidet spray built into them and thinking of getting one. Only question is what is needed to connect them to a water supply. I am imagining a direct connection is not allowed because of the backflow risk from the jet nozzle and I […]
  • Hi everyone, for the last few months ive had a random banging on the mains water pipe. This happens when nothing is being used, no taps, no washer, no toilet flush no boiler etc. Just a random banging and i can feel it vibrate allway through to mains pipe on the boiler. If i listen […]
  • What is the internal diameter of a steel pipe with external diameter of 43mm or 1.7"? Below is a photo if that helps. This was installed before 1975 and is being used for communal hot water.
  • Hi All, I just had a question about something I noticed. Since last week my dishwasher is not working and beeping three time. According to internet this means that it means theres water in the base of the dishwasher activating the flood switch. Funny enough water my sinks both in the kitchen AND the bathroom […]
  • Can you test zone valves electrically to find out what may be at fault?
  • The first showerpump i fitted close to the immersion with warix flange and it works fine for the small bathroom. I fitted another pump for another shower in another bathroom about 2-3 metres away and that seems fine. i am wondering if i am likely to encounter problems later with the second shower pump. I […]
  • Hi guys I have expressed an opinion on this waste plumbing which is by a builder on an extension to a terraced house belonging to a relative. My opinion has not been received well so what do we think? The new black pipes will soon disappear under a pitched roof brought across from the left. […]
  • Morning everybody. Hope you are all well. What have you got on today / the rest of this week? How are we all feeling? I think we need help each other out a bit when we're in times like these. Hope you're doing okay. When are you up for your jab? – Do you know […]
  • Good afternoon, new joiner here with a DIY (ish) question. I have a hot water cylinder with a single immersion element connected to Economy 7. My economy seven has two separate consumer units and the hot water is connected to the off-peak unit. Problem is, I'm running out of hot water before the day it […]
  • Not been on here for ages, got a lot of help when I installed my bathroom some years ago. Everything went fine until I had to replace the shower mixer valve recently. The old one had started to get stiff to turn, so I fitted an identical unit to make the job easy – it's […]
  • Does anyone know a good, not super expensive, leak detection company in the London area?
  • I was stupid enough not to check the position of the pipes under the tiles when installing a toilet and drilled right through the center of a 16 mm copper water pipe. I exposed the pipe by removing a ~30cm section of the plastic sleeve and a ~10 cm section of the pipe around the […]
  • My kitchen tap has an M18x1 threaded end and I need to connect a 1/2" hose to it. Can anyone recommend a suitable adaptor please?
  • Hi, I am wanting to have our toilet moved from the front of the house to the back. It would be moved straight back by about 4 meters but this would be away from the soil stack. Our house was built in 2006 and I presume the floor will be concrete. Is this possible? Thanks
  • Is there any extra procedures to take when draining and re-fillling a system with the boiler in the loft. High point. Thanks?
  • Hello I have a screen default on an old drainage inspection camera? Anyone that can help??? Jenevora Murray-Forman find me on facebook!
  • Has anyone worked on / installed one of these?
  • Hi All, I have an undersink 3-stage water filtration system. The limescale media (resins) leaked into the internal cold water lines. The filter had two sponges, one at the top and one at the bottom, that shifted, causing the media to end up in the pipework. I managed to unblock the tap nearest to the […]
  • Our 1970's Armitage Shanks toilet is not working properly, on the side of the siphon it has "freeflow4". When working properly when you flush the waste in the bowl gets sucked away, then water appears around the bowl and rinses. This is not happening the bowl fills with water up to the rim and then […]
  • Hi, I'm fitting a shower and I have a screw in fitting for the shower rail that I want to install as illustrated below. I can't screw it tight as the finished orientation won't let me and a dry fit is very loose. I just want some advice as to whether a good thick wrapping […]