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Timmy2wheels

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active May 2019

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    Late to the party, but I give you Royston.

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    Is this thread just about house buying and selling? Or doing work on houses too? I'm never sure if my 'home improvements not being done by me personally' posts belong here or in the Home DIY thread. Thank you please.

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    Who makes really nice modern wood front doors (with sidelights) which don't look like plastic? Had a Kloeber survey and may well go with them for windows, but the doors are so heavily stained and lacquered that they look plastic. Ta.

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    Looking for a lightly-used iPad for my kid's birthday. He's seven and I'm not a Rockefeller so aiming to spend around £100. Be nice if it came in the box but not vital. Hit me!

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    Sorry to cross-post from the Home DIY thread but looking for urgent advise.

    We have a vented heating system with cold water tank and hot overflow in the loft. The hot water overflow in our loft is overflowing (through the exterior pipe) and the boiler periodically overheats. Plumber says there is a partial blockage and that we need a powerflush.

    I have heard much skepticism about this procedure, from it usually being unnecessary to it causing leaks in older pipework. I suggested to the plumber that we might try a chemical clean first but he says this will just pour out of the overflow due to the blockage.

    Is there anything we should try before we do this powerflush? Can the chemical be introduced in such a way that it stays in the system for longer before reaching the overflow?

    Should add that we are going to be changing almost all the upstairs rads soon so it strikes me we should do this before anything else.

    TIA!

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    Not strictly DIY but hoping someone can help. We have a vented heating system with cold water tank and hot overflow in the loft. The hot water overflow in our loft is overflowing (through the exterior pipe) and the boiler periodically overheats. Plumber says there is a partial blockage and that we need a powerflush.

    I have heard much skepticism about this procedure, from it usually being unnecessary to it causing leaks in older pipework. I suggested to the plumber that we might try a chemical clean first but he says this will just pour out of the overflow due to the blockage.

    Is there anything we should try before we do this powerflush? Can the chemical be introduced in such a way that it stays in the system for longer before reaching the overflow?

    Should add that we are going to be changing almost all the upstairs rads soon so it strikes me we should do this before anything else.

    TIA!

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    Oh please God no.

    I'm not sure why I'm so resistant to Sonos but I think it's a combination of snobbery, cost and a belief that it's just so overrated. I have to admit that the soundbar/satellites/sub combo I heard at Richer sounded pretty damned good but the sub is £700!

    I think the Yamaha MusicCast multiroom system is a very strong proposition and I want to find a solution within that. Might look at the new Monitor Audio Monitor 50 speakers which look like they are intended for wall-mounting and will murder a pair of Play:1s for less money (cost of amp not included, obvs).

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