A dual purpose use for this 40 mm waste pipe fitting. Video showing the various options for fitting the valve. Mainly used for back flow problems where waste water backs up a bath waste or shower tray, but also good for stopping drain smells backing up waste pipes and causing smells in bathrooms.
Fed up with the mould? The trick is to try and keep it at bay; you need to get rid of the water on the tiles because it causes the grout to turn a mucky colour and runs down to the mastik causing it to go black. You can use a window cleaning wand for this job and let the water run into the tray and then mop up with a cloth. Also a fantastic way to make your bathroom shine!! Use of the Karcher window cleaner is shown in this home use video.
This is for those of you who have separate taps in the basin or sink.
Do you get water coming up into your bath when using the wash basin? or water coming up into your shower tray, maybe it is your sink when you use your washing machine. Even good for stopping drain smells. No need to do an entire re-plumb of your waste system here is an answer
Although I have already fitted this pump I will give you a guide to it’s installation with simplified drawings on siting and plumbing connections to and from pipework. Also with drawings and how you can increase your water pressure if you live in a flat with a header tank and hot water cylinder. Different types and models of pumps discussed, from single to duel impeller pumps. Please note always make sure that the draw off the cistern in the loft for the hot water is above the draw off for the cold, so if somebody has a long shower the hot runs out before the cold to prevent scalding hot water in the shower
Is your shower slow with no pressure ? If yours is an electric shower then you know that the more hot water you want from it, the slower it gets. A simple easy answer that does not involve renewing your shower to one with a higher power
How to fix a power shower that can only manage to get luke warm when set to full heat on the tap. Including a good soaking for not turning the cold feed off first, turned off the hot but forgot the cold!
This is for an electric element in the towel rail and connection to the water. Also this system shows how to connect to your pipe-work in order to have a warm towel rail when the hot water is on. The heating is not required.
How to get cheap hot water from your hot water tank using a 250 watt towel rail heater. Typical cost of these are about £25.00 from e-bay. The fittings required for fitting about £15.00. When fitted just leave switched on either all the time or just during daylight hours if you have solar panels and your hot tank will all ways be warm so that your existing immersion heater or gas boiler does not have to heat up the tank from cold. This is where most energy is used. Burning just 250 watts is much cheaper and will save you money over the long term especially if using excess solar power
For those of you with Combi boilers this will not be possible but you can still connect up a towel rail
If you have solar panels fitted this is a good way to use your surplus power during the day.
Need to fix a cabinet to the bathroom or kitchen wall? This job can seem daunting at first. The worry of breaking the ceramic tile!! Having trouble drilling through tiles? Fix anything to them it`s easy . Just follow my video.
Ask Al, Do you have a plumbing or central heating problem and can’t find the answer on Al’s videos? Then please email and Al will try to help you.
Finally something that actually seems to work, sillicone can be such a job to sort out when it has gone black with mould. Seems to clean out the black mould from tile grout as well. Cost £5.00. Available from this Amazon link, at my website www.dereton33.com/page160.html