Category Archives: How to

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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Frozen condensate pipe: how to fix

No heating or hot water? If your boiler’s suddenly stopped working during a snap of frosty weather, there’s a good chance you’ve got a frozen condensate pipe. This common problem is ironically the last thing you need during the winter … Continue reading

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Turn off the hot water: how-to guide

Need to turn off the hot water? Whether you have a hot water cylinder or a combi boiler, this is normally a very straightforward task. In this article, we’ll discuss how to turn off the hot water in your home. … Continue reading

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How to unblock a toilet fast

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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How to isolate a toilet cistern – overflow or maintenance

Need to isolate a toilet cistern? Whether your loo is overflowing and the ball valve won’t shut off, or you turn to isolate the cistern for repair or maintenance, this guide has got you covered. Turn off the isolation valve … Continue reading

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Open a drain cock: guide & tips

Need to open a drain cock? Whether you’re draining a hot water cylinder or a radiator, here are a few handy tips which may make the process a little bit easier. How to open a drain cock Ensure the discharge … Continue reading

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Drain the hot water cylinder: how-to guide

Need to drain the hot water cylinder? Whether you need to fit a new immersion heater or replace the cylinder altogether, it’s not a difficult task. However, unlike draining a cold water storage cistern, it cannot be done as easily … Continue reading

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How to drain the cold water tank

Need to drain the cold water tank? It’s not a difficult task, and in most cases you shouldn’t need to go into the loft. Simply do the following: Turn off the mains stopcock, either on the rising main or outside the property. … Continue reading

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