Monthly Archives: January 2018

Boiler losing pressure: why the pressure drops & how to fix it

Boiler losing pressure and no heating or hot water? To fix this, you can pressurise your boiler by topping up the system via the filling loop. However, if your boiler pressure keeps dropping, chances are you may have a leak. … Continue reading

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16 Awesome Plumbing tips that can save you a fortune

While some aspects of plumbing can be tedious, there are some ways to make them a little bit more straightforward. There are also plumbing tips which may not only make a job easier, but potentially save your property from thousands … Continue reading

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Primatic cylinder

A Primatic cylinder, alternatively a self-priming cylinder, is a type of indirect hot water cylinder in which the water for the central heating is separated from the domestic hot water by an air lock inside the heat exchanger. This is in contrast to … Continue reading

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Combi boiler

A combination boiler, or combi boiler as it is typically known, is a boiler which provides the heat for both the radiators and the domestic hot water outlets in the home. Combi boilers are the most common type of boiler in the … Continue reading

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Fortic cylinder

A Fortic cylinder or Fortic hot water tank; alternatively, a combination cylinder, is a vessel designed for heating and storing hot water in the home. It is typically made out of copper and covered in a layer of foam insulation. … Continue reading

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Unblock a Toilet fast: 6 different ways to unblock a blocked toilet

A blocked toilet is one of the most common plumbing problems in the home. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to unblock a toilet if the water won’t go down the pan. In … Continue reading

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British taps: here’s why the hot & cold are separate

Ah, British taps. For most Brits, separate hot and cold taps (or faucets, if you’re visiting from the good old US of A) are a part of every day life. However, for many visitors to the UK, including those from … Continue reading

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Fortic & Primatic cylinders: what’s the difference?

The hot water cylinder is one of the most important components in your home. Hot water cylinders come in different types as well as in different sizes. But what’s the difference between a fortic tank and a primatic tank? The … Continue reading

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Emergency plumber: what to do & who to call

Need an emergency plumber? Whichever corner of the country you’re in – London, Manchester, Cornwall or Edinburgh – this handy guide will tell you how to find a 24/7 plumber, who to contact, and how to quickly stop a leak … Continue reading

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