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Month: April 2014

Change a Flush Valve

Isolate the water supply. Flush the toilet and soak up the last of the water. To make this repair youll need to disconnect the tank from the pan. Unscrew the water supply coupling nut from the bottom of the tank. Next unscrew the bolts holding the toilet tank to the bowl by loosening the nuts from below. An Enfield Boiler Repair plumber carries special tools. Take the chain from the handle. Take off the tank, then carefully place it on an old large bundle of rags. Remove the spud washer and its nut from the bottom of the flush valve using a spud wrench or big pliers. Place the new flush valve in the hole and ensure the top of the overflow pipe is at least an inch below the top level line of the tank opening where the handle is. Place the valve flapper below the handle lever arm and secure it to the tank from beneath with the correct nut. Tighten the nut. Over tightening can cause the tank to crack. Put the new spud washer over the spud nut with the smallest side downwards. Enfield Boiler Repairs carry out this type of job. Now thread a rubberised washer onto each bolt and insert them in their. Then, thread a brass washer and hexagonal nut on the bolts, hand tight, carefully lower the tank over the bowl and let it down so the spud washer fits over the water inlet in the bowl and the tank bolts fit through the holes in the bowl flange. Fix the tank and bowl together. Connect the water. Fit the chain clip at the handle and allow for some slackness in the chain. Leave some room for adjusting on the chain. Fit the overflow pipe. Turn on the water supply at the stop valve and test the flush.

Bath (Plumbing in New)

Position.Place the bath in position and adjust the feet to the required height and level. Show on the wall the position of the new taps and the new waste outlet. Enfield Boiler Repairs fit bathroom appliances.Extending hot & cold pipes and waste (pipes).Extend the waste and supply pipes as required. These should terminate in a location which will still allow you to reposition the bath, but also let you to make connect up for the last time. This will prevent the need for you to insert your hand in between the bath and wall. Assemble and Fit.The supplied instructional diagrams will also advise on the location of gaskets and/or use of sealant. Assemble the overflow pipe. These systems vary, but they are usually connected back down to the waste outlet for the home. If the taps are fitted with short lengths of pipe tail pipes with them, shape and fit these.Connect the hot and cold.Place the bath in its spot and make sure that all the pipes are in before you secure with the supplied fixings. Connect the tails that were fitted earlier onto the water supply pipes. It is mainly the best idea to use fittings that are of a compression type to do this. Do not use direct heat near a bath. An Enfield Boiler Repair Plumber is skilled in all plumbing work.Connecting the waste.Connect the trap to the waste outlet and waste pipe. If there is little space underneath the new bath, a narrow type bend may be used. Before you fit the panel to the side of the bath, switch on the water and inspect youre your work for any water leaks. This must also include the waste. Also check the overflow as it is a lot easier to discover a leak now on the overflow rather than relying on a wet ceiling.

Change a Service Valve

There could come a time when you might need to replace a service valve.Below is a basic guide:Some of this type of valves can be directional so you must ensure that before you remove the old unit you have made a note of the direction of flow of the valve so that when you fit the new one, it is fitted with the correct orientation. Keep the old valve so that a comparison can be made to ensure you have the right replacement. Enfield Boiler Repairs use skilled tradesmen.Undoing the valve.Stop the valve from twisting and exerting pressure on the pipe work by holding it still with a pair of stilsons. A second wrench, or spanner, should be used to undo the compression nut. Repeat this on the other end and remove the valve. Now the is valve out, you now need to take the olive rings off. Olives are flattened tight against the pipework in a compression fitting so they are usually difficult to get off. You should use a gentle grip with a wrench, rotating them as you pull them off. If this doesnt work youll need to cut them off. Finally, clean up the pipe ends using steel wool. An Enfield Boiler Repair Plumber carries the right tools.Fitting the New Valve.Make sure the new valve needs no adjustments by holding it to the pipework and visually ensuring that both sides of the pipe will sit in the valve by the correct amount. Look into the valve and youll see an edge where the pipe stops. Slide the compression nut on the pipe and then the olive, then do the same for the other end. Fit the valve. This will probably require a little work as there is not much play in the pipe. With the valve positioned correctly, double check the direction of flow. Tighten the nuts on each end. Hold the valve body using a wrench so it will not turn and tighten both nuts. As you tighten, this will compress the olive on the pipe making a seal. Even though the nut feel tight enough, give them another half turn but dont overdo it. PTFE tape is sometimes used to seal a joint that is a poor fit by wrapping around it around the olive.

Tap Aerator Nozzle

The basic function of the aerator tap is to mix the water supply with air just before it leaves the tap nozzle. Enfield Boiler Repairs can fit tap aerators. These are small pieces screw to the nozzle of the tap. They contain plastic and metal gauzes that form the aeration of the water as it passes through and out. In hard water areas, limescale forms and can clog the tap. If this happens, then you will have to remove the aerator to deal with this limescale. To remove the tap aerator, you will need the use of a large adjustable spanner as it’s likely to be well stuck with limescale. Make sure the chrome of the tap is protected with a rag. Holding the tap unit itself with one hand, turn the spanner to undo the aerator. Dismantle all the pieces for cleaning. Push the bottom of the aerator, removing the washer and insert. Release the retaining plastic cap part, then gently push the gauze discs free. Place them in the order in which they were removed so that you can put them back correctly when the cleaning is finished. An Enfield Boiler Repair Plumber is experienced in this kind of work. It is dependant on how bad the pieces are but you may be able to rinse them through and brush them to free the scale. If this doesn’t do the trick, simply put them in a scale cleaner for a while. Rinse thoroughly under the tap. If there is limescale on the chrome part of the nozzle, take extra care as this can scratch easily. Make sure that the chrome does not come into contact with this solution as it will be degraded and lose its shine. The rubber washer should not be immersed in any cleaner at all to prevent degredation.

Unblock a Drain With a Snake

A blocked drain causes major problems if left alone and if you have tried everything you can think of to unblock your drain either in or out then your final weapon of choice is the trusty Snake A coiled spiral snake that’s usually about 1/4-inch thick with a handle on one end, the snake works in a totally different way to the common or garden plunger. You push the snake into the clogged drain and twist it to drive it right into the obstruction. Enfield Boiler Repairs carry all drain tools required for all domestic and commercial blockages.. Snakes are really handy because they’re long enough to reach deep within your pipework. You may have to apply pressure when turning the handle to get it to bend around a tight bend say, on a sink. After turning the curve, the snake can generally pass without a problem until you hit the blockage. A snake can be used with a drill. The rotating action enables the tip of the snake to snag the bulk, hopefully breaking it up allowing you to pull bits out towards you and flushing the rest away. Qualified professionals like an Enfield Boiler Repair Plumber is always the best option especially if your blockage will not clear easily and you are not confident.Take care of your garbage disposal: A Garbage Disposal should always be operated with full bore water to help the pulping. Using water ensures that all waste products are able to pass out of the unit and down the drain. Strainer:? A blockage can be caused by un pulped food being sent down the drain. A strainer will catch this. Finally: Dont put any foreign objects especially items that cant pass through easily or it will cause problems.

Tap Valve Seat Repair

A seat contained inside the valve of a domestic tap, can and will wear with the constant use and age of the item. You may have replaced the tap washer as a matter of course, yet you can see the water still dripping from the tap. This could mean you need to replace the valve seat. It could be damaged by limescale and various other foreign objects that can find there way into these type of systems.Regrind the valve seat.This is quite an easy job to do is a simple job and is done using a reseating tool. Available from DIY stores and plumbers merchants. Enfield Boiler Repairs use this tool.Isolate the water supply to the affected tap. Both taps shuld be opened to drain the water away so you can work. Remove the tap head by removing the cover if there is one, and releasing the retaining screw. Tap designs can differ greatly and each one may have a different removal routine, so use the best for your style of type. Screwing the reseat tool into the opening, adjust the cutter to make contact with the valve seat. Then be smooth by turning the tool handle.Seating Set.A piece of kit call a valve seating and jumper set can be bought or hired. An Enfield Boiler Repair plumber is trained to work with these items. A new valve seating made from plastic is set in the seat. You can now refit the new washer and also the new jumper and also the new washer. Reassemble the tap and replace the tap cover. Turn the tap on and off. This will bed everything in so it works ok. It may take a couple of days so dont worry if it still drips slightly. When you’ve finished switch on the water supply. Test each tap and allow the water to flush through.