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jema

Note on forthcoming electrical article

If it gets to 15.00 and I have not reappeared on the forum, then don't pushlish the article. It would appear I was not qualified it write it.

jema
sean

Should we PM Snowball if this happens?
jema

sean wrote:
Should we PM Snowball if this happens?


She'll' find the proberbial what's black and hangs from light switch joke soon enough Embarassed

jema
Bugs

Shocked
jema

Still posting, but light circuit still off, as I need to wait for a bit of glue to dry, before drilling a couple of holes.

Actually I have left the wiring pretty flaky, But my excuse is I will sort it when I wire in the extraction fan Rolling Eyes

jema
jema

Lights Smile

Which leaves tomorrow problem, as how do you drain a central heating system with no drain point Rolling Eyes

jema
sean

Um, disconnect the lowest radiator?
jema

sean wrote:
Um, disconnect the lowest radiator?


That has to be about the size of it, but given the crap in the system, this is not one to look forward to. Promises to be somewhat messy.

jema
Behemoth

Perhaps you should write an article about how you get on Wink
tahir

Laughing
sean

Or make a video Very Happy
Behemoth

That would be most informative and probably entertaining - after all once you've disconnected the radiator there's little you can do to control the flow - how much does the sytem hold?

No doubt this will be a one man job as all the other family members will have disppeared in the belief that not being involved is more convenient that a ground floor swimming in rusty water.
jema

Behemoth wrote:
That would be most informative and probably entertaining - after all once you've disconnected the radiator there's little you can do to control the flow - how much does the sytem hold?

No doubt this will be a one man job as all the other family members will have disppeared in the belief that not being involved is more convenient that a ground floor swimming in rusty water.


The one minor point of good fortune is that I was economical with the actuallity Wink There is actually a drain point on the boiler, which is on the kitchen wall, so I should be able to get most of it.

But having put cleaner in the system, whilst I only need to drain the top floor for the work I'm doing, I think I will need to drain off completely.

jema
alison

Don't forget to take photos Cool
jema

alison wrote:
Don't forget to take photos Cool


I'm still pyching myself up for this Confused hard to tkae photo's when shouting ho flip and running round like a headless chicken.

jema
jema

Went round 4 places selling plumbing gear this morning, not one of them could give me an 8mm radiator valve with drain. Twisted Evil

I was going to "hot swap" on the lowest radiator, to get this issue sorted for once and for all.

Instead i'm now draining from the boiler drain with the system still live, which should at least flush out the cleaner I put in.

Then i'll just let it really drain so I can do the work I need.

jema
Blacksmith

Hi, just make sure you open all your bleed valves, Embarassed you can back flush the system, put a hose on to a drain point ( take it you are fitting one with the system empty ?) bung up your relief to your f & e tank, another hose from your boiler drain point, to outside.
Was doing a plumbing job in Swindon, got some bits from a big diy supermarket, on the Greenbridge retail park.
Dave.
BTW Our firm have finally got round to sending my Electrician on his 16 th edition regs................17 th coming out soon !
jema

Thanks for the tip, is done now anyway.

Next job, I want to tile most of the wall before putting in the new suite, i'm clumsy so there is alsway the risk of dropping a tile from on high, so want to lessen the risk of damage to the new stuff.

jema
Blacksmith

I put a suite in for a mate , the tiler asked for a 15mm gap behind all the fixtures, so i plumbed everything in with a small sheet of 15 mm ply behind it, used flexibles with isolator valves on. Made the job much easier for him ! Just disconected it all, tiled it all then reconnected.
BTW its worth checking push on flexible fittings/hoses to make sure they've got the' o' ring in, had a couple that didn't and leaked after a few weeks Rolling Eyes
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