Monthly Archives: December 2017

Overflow pipe/warning pipe – difference

Overflow pipes and warning pipes are key components of any cistern, such as those found in your loft. In the event of ball valve failure, they can prevent serious structural damage to a property, while alerting the occupant to a … Continue reading

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Lockshield

A lockshield or a lockshield valve is a type of radiator valve. It connects a radiator to the return pipe to the boiler. It is one of two valves normally found on radiators, the other being the TRV (thermostatic radiator valve). A lockshield … Continue reading

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Toilet won’t flush: how to fix

Toilet won’t flush? There are several possible reasons why nothing happens when you pull the lever or push the button on your loo. In this article, we’ll explain the common faults and how they can be fixed. Contents – toilet … Continue reading

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Equilibrium ball valve

An equilibrium ball valve is a type of ball valve which utilises the pressure of the incoming water to help close the valve. Contents – equilibrium ball valve Overview Types Overview In a standard ball valve, the incoming water enters … Continue reading

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Cold water tank overflowing – why?

Cold water tank overflowing? If there’s water dripping – or pouring from a pipe which points out of the house at loft level or from the eaves of the roof, then one of your cold water tanks is overflowing. This … Continue reading

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