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Recent DIY wins

Mad Cyril

Proud sponsor of Mark Molesley's white trainers
Oct 29, 2003
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I recently noticed the pressure gauge reading low on my combi boiler. I re-pressurized the system only to notice the pressure drop off again over the next few days.

This pointed to a leak in the central heating system which could have involved ripping up newly laid floors at worst and at best would have been a major pain to find.

Luckily for me an Eagle eyed visitor noticed a small crack in my lounge ceiling and tiny patch of discoloration.

Lifting the floorboards I found that whoever plumbed in the radiators had bent the pipes in such a way that it stressed an elbow joint and caused it to leak. I drained the system, cut the pipe and re-routed it. A bit of brazing and a system refil later and the jobs a good 'un and I estimate I saved about a ton in plumbers fees as well as twenty tea bags, a bag of sugar and packet of chocolate digestives.

Anyone else?