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Practical tips for maintenance, service and repairs of plumbing and gas appliances

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Maintenance and Service

Taps

Armitage Shanks Contour 21 Thermostatic Sequential Basin Mixer Tap (A4131) - Faulty cartridge

If no hot water comes out from the tap the replace a thermostatic cartridge. The replacement part is

Atrium Thermo Basin Mixer Cartridge I54575 F960968NU U-SC-47B

To replace the part need to isolate water to the tap.

2017-01-29

Space Heaters

Remeha Avanta Plus 24c - Faulty Remeha Pressure Gauge 720481001 S62733

If pressure gauge doesn't move up when the filling loop is opened and doesn't move down to 0 when heating system is drained then the boiler pressure gauge is faulty. No need to drain the system to replace the pressure gauge, It has a built-in mechanism to automatically seal the pocket.

The replacement part: Remeha Pressure Gauge 720481001 S62733

2017-01-29

Boilers

Glowworm Betacom 24 - leaking Glowworm Water Cock 22mm 0020027544

Glowworm Water Cock 22mm 0020027544 under the boiler is leaking.

2 valves on the left-hand side are central heating service valve and the over time can develop a leak.

They can not be repaired and require replacement. 

2017-01-20

Showers

Crosswater flow cartridge (x2A071N) leaking

Crosswater flow cartridge -x2A071N needs replacement if the shower valve is leaking from the bath filler or from the shower head.

Water has to be isolated to the valve before removing the cartridge.

1/2" hexagon key required to unscrew the cartridge

2017-01-19

Boilers

Worcester Worcester Greenstar Junior 24i, 28i - Faulty MT10 Single Channel Mechanical Boiler Clock (7716192036

Worcester Greenstar MT10 Single Channel Mechanical Boiler Clock 7716192036 is faulty

  • It can turn itself on when it's not supposed to be on.
  • The selector switch between "ON" "OFF" "TIMER" does not diffirintiate  

To replace the clock remove the boiler front casing and remove one screw from the bracket which holds the clock. With power off to the boiler repalce the part.

2017-01-19

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