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  1. 1steven

    Newcomer from Ireland

    That's a nice shed, I am in Mayo.
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    What to put on garage workshop worktops?

    Chap on YouTube uses this I believe. Have a look at ‘hooked on wood’
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    Why is festool so much more expensive here ?

    I can buy a bottle of Highland Park cheaper at Tesco Kirkwall than at the Highland park shop.
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    Favourite quotes

    Do farts have lumps?
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    Elf n safety

    When I opened the account it was as a sole trader, that should have given them a clue. Computer says no.
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    Elf n safety

    Well I will be contacting them on Monday and if they don’t drop the Vat I will be returning them. I pay enough tax into this government without them getting a freebie
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    Elf n safety

    Thanks will have a look.
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    Elf n safety

    Just bought a pair of safety boots and have been charged VAT. I thought safety boots/PPE are not charged VAT for your own use?
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    Joke Thread III

    Lucky he has not got Mick Jaggers lips.
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    Water sitting in centre of shower tray

    Come across this often as a plumber normally not support correctly or not sitting squarely
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    Replacement Boilers & Building regs….Sneaky NASTY rule change?

    I remember someone producing some figures recently that it cost them 7% more to have the heating on constantly but they said they felt more comfortable. Sitting in a windy Croft built in 1800 I would like to be comfortable. 🙂 wind today is 60+ mph.
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    Toilet flushing system

    The top ball valve is a part one BS1212 and is not up to the regulation’s now although you can still buy them?
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    Domestic Generator

    We have a back up generator it gives us piece of mind that if they grid goes down we can happily tick over for a couple of days. It’s a 3kva which will run the heating (oil) and the fridge and freezer. We have a log burner and gas hob, tried to cover all bases 🙂
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    Happy Christmas everyone

    Merry Christmas
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    Domestic Generator

    I have a 3kva petrol generator while it is sufficient for the house during power cuts it will not run the compressor in my workshop. Looking to get a larger diesel one with self start and a link so if the power goes out it will switch automatically. The Hyundai one looks promising But they won’t...
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    CH Circulation pump (?) fault diagnosis

    Most are fitted to the flow now from the pump into the zone valves etc. Industry standard for energy efficiency.
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    CH Circulation pump (?) fault diagnosis

    First couple of Wilos caught me out after that first thing to check was the impeller 😁
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    CH Circulation pump (?) fault diagnosis

    In forty years as a heating engineer never had a Grundfos let go of the impeller. Maybe I was lucky 😁 mostly happened on Wilo ones.
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    CH Circulation pump (?) fault diagnosis

    These are handy for testing circulating pumps.