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Cut Copper Pipe: 3 different ways & how-to guide

Need to cut copper pipe? This vital plumbing skill is actually very straightforward. In this easy to follow guide, we’ll go through the three different ways to cut copper pipe and give you some tips along the way. How to … Continue reading

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Bleed the radiators: how to bleed a radiator in 5 easy steps

Before turning your boiler back on for the colder months, you’ll probably need to bleed the radiators. You’ll definitely want to do this if you have a radiator which makes funny noises, takes too long to heat up, or doesn’t … Continue reading

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No hot water: 12 reasons why you have no hot water & how they can be fixed

There are few plumbing problems more disruptive to daily life than having no hot water in the house. Having a bath is off the cards, and probably so too is taking shower. Doing the dishes isn’t an option (unless you … Continue reading

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Condensate trap

The condensate trap is a device inside a condensing boiler which collects water from the condensing process before it is expelled into the sewer via the condensate pipe. The purpose of the trap is to prevent toxic gases from entering … Continue reading

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Free Boilers & Boiler Grants: Updated for Universal Credit 2018/2019

Thanks to an environmental scheme from the government, it is possible to get a completely free boiler. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can receive a boiler grant for up to 100% of the cost and installation of a … Continue reading

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