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Drain the central heating: how-to guide

If you need to replace or remove a radiator, you’ll need to drain the central heating system. Fortunately this isn’t a difficult task. You won’t need any tools beyond a screwdriver, and in most cases, you won’t need to go … Continue reading

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Blocked shower drain: the most effective way to unblock it

While you can fix a blocked shower drain with a plunger, hot water or caustic soda, the most effective way is to physically remove the obstruction. Remove the drain cover. If you have to unscrew it, don’t lose the screws. … Continue reading

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Heating but no hot water: what causes it & how to fix it

Got heating but no hot water? This fault is much more common in heating systems with a a hot water cylinder. If you have a combi boiler, it’s usually due to a faulty diverter valve. This valve controls whether the … Continue reading

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Balancing radiators: How to balance the radiators

Balancing the radiators may be necessary if you find that some are too hot or too cold. By adjusting each radiator’s lockshield, you can control how much hot water flows through them so they all heat up evenly. Bleed the … Continue reading

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One radiator not working: 5 common causes & how to fix

One radiator not working is usually the result of poor water flow. Typical causes are seized valves, blockages, an imbalanced system, or the presence of air. In this article, we’ll explain what you can do to fix this problem. How … Continue reading

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