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Ben-gee's Recent Activity

  1. Ben-gee replied to the thread Some Consumer/Novice Shower Related Questions!.

    That type of shower head will require approx 18 l/m and 3 bar to run as I think you want it to. These figures are based on my...

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:57 AM
  2. Ben-gee replied to the thread No its not a joke ..

    Take off one dodgy rad and replace with just straight pipe, if that gets hot flush rad or replace it with new if that doesn’t work.

    Oct 16, 2018 at 8:22 PM
  3. Ben-gee replied to the thread Tempering valve as HW Cylinder too hot..

    Just for clarity, They measured tap temperature as 75 degC - not me personally.

    Oct 16, 2018 at 1:11 PM
  4. Ben-gee replied to the thread Tempering valve as HW Cylinder too hot..

    Fair point SimonG, I'm just thinking (not very hard by the look of it) at the moment. So far all over the phone and from memory, I...

    Oct 16, 2018 at 1:08 PM
  5. Ben-gee replied to the thread Tempering valve as HW Cylinder too hot..

    The cylinder has no controls so gets up to boiler temp, I measured it at a tap at 75 degC. I plan to fit on the 22mm hot coming out of...

    Oct 16, 2018 at 12:29 PM
  6. Ben-gee replied to the thread Replacing basin tap but flexible pipe to replace.

    What you have drawn in the picture is tightening it up! No wonder you've been struggling! Hold 3 and turn 2 the opposite way to your...

    Oct 16, 2018 at 12:23 PM
  7. Ben-gee posted a new thread.

    Tempering valve as HW Cylinder too hot.

    HW Cylinder is gravity, heating pumped therefore HW gets to boiler temperature. System is such that controls would be difficult add so I...

    Forum: Plumbing Forum

    Oct 16, 2018 at 11:05 AM
  8. Ben-gee rated YorkshireDave's post Agree in the thread Replacing basin tap but flexible pipe to replace.

    On an even more serious note, if you are staying in the house, and don't want horrible surprises down the line, get it piped properly as...

    Oct 16, 2018 at 10:50 AM
  9. Ben-gee replied to the thread Replacing basin tap but flexible pipe to replace.

    On a serious note, if you can't undo 2/3 you could always try undoing nut 1 instead. Hold the valve still and rotate the nut anticlockwise.

    Oct 16, 2018 at 10:20 AM
  10. Ben-gee replied to the thread Replacing basin tap but flexible pipe to replace.

    If still struggling get a plumber in, if it's really tight make sure you check he/she has proper plumber's forearms (think pop-eye)

    Oct 16, 2018 at 10:18 AM
  11. Ben-gee replied to the thread Replacing basin tap but flexible pipe to replace.

    It has a jointing compound, the yellow stuff, this stiffens over time and can make it a bit difficult. Use the longest handled wrenches...

    Oct 16, 2018 at 9:50 AM
  12. Ben-gee replied to the thread Replacing basin tap but flexible pipe to replace.

    Go and eat a couple of shredded wheat then try again.

    Oct 16, 2018 at 9:44 AM
  13. Ben-gee replied to the thread Connecting Flexible Tap connector to Copper pipework.

    Riley got in whilst I was typing!

    Oct 15, 2018 at 3:56 PM
  14. Ben-gee replied to the thread Connecting Flexible Tap connector to Copper pipework.

    I take it you measured the female connection to get 22mm? This is in fact a 1/2" BSP female thread (don't worry about the nomenclature)..

    Oct 15, 2018 at 3:54 PM
  15. Ben-gee replied to the thread Whats best technique for concealed shower wastes.

    Do exactly the same as you Best.

    Oct 14, 2018 at 2:10 PM