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Know about your gas shut off valves

Plumbing tips

gas shut off valve

It might not seem important until suddenly it really is. Please believe me when I say, being able to shut off supply of water and/or gas to your home is very important. Today we’re just going to talk all about your gas supply It’s important to know all about your water shut off tap but gas is even more risky,…

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Know about your water shut off valves

Plumbing tips

water shut off valve tap

It’s not hard to imagine the sorts of reasons you might have for wanting to shut off the water supply in your home. You might be doing a little bit of work on a tap or appliance or you might have a leak and need to shut it down in an emergency. Especially in the case of emergency it’s important…

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Flux misuse causes pipe corrosion

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copper pipe corrosion

As a plumber that takes pride in doing the job properly, you do come across work done by other plumbers that you thoroughly disapprove of. You see the same ‘schoolboy’ errors cropping up time and time again, these are simple errors plumbers make that cause customers all kinds of problems down the line. In this article we’re going to expose…

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Make sure your plumber commissions your new boiler properly

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Boiler commissioning

Installing a new boiler is a serious business. Not only does gas plumbing present a risk if done poorly, it’s also an expensive job and can be done badly causing problems down the line. All boiler installers are required by law to be gas safe registered and that includes adhering to the required practises. To help us on our way…

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How quickly should radiators heat up?

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radiator heat up speed

When the summer ends and the temperatures start to fall, the radiators at home become a big part of keeping the house cosy. Are you finding that maybe the house seems like it’s taking too long to heat up? Different boiler systems do things differently and it may be that your boiler and radiators are operating as they should, but…

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Pipe sizing – a pitfall when upgrading your heating system

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Copper pipe sizes

Many properties can be much improved by a heating system upgrade. Switching out radiators can improve style, function and convenience and really update the look of a room. Having a set of new radiators installed can be costly enough but not many people understand that it can also lead to disappointment and trouble. I’m writing this post because I see…

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