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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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Boiler filling loop: the 2 different kinds and how to use them

The boiler filling loop is a boiler component which provides a temporary connection to the mains in order to fill and pressurise the central heating system with water. It also allows the system to be topped up where necessary, for example, … Continue reading

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Turn off the mains fast: how-to guide

Need to know how to turn off the mains? While it’s easy to take the plumbing in your home for granted, it pays to know how to shut off the water. It’s good practice if you are leaving your home … Continue reading

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Isolate the cold water cistern: how-to guide

Need to isolate the cold water cistern? Whether you need to repair or replace the ball valve, or carry out further work on the low pressure side of your plumbing system, this article will explain several different ways to carry … Continue reading

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