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Removing an old fireplace

LIVING SPACE Removing an old fireplace     Before starting to remove a fireplace make sure that it is not an integral part of the chimney breast structure. If it is, you will probably have to seek professional advice, however, …

HIDING THE PIPES

Hiding the pipes For easy cleaning and simple uncluttered lines in a bathroom or kitchen, pipes should be boxed in, but this can cause problems with regard to the access, should it become necessary. In older properties, there may be …

Plumbing a hand basin

Plumbing a hand basin Before starting any plumbing work, make sure the new basin fits properly and that there is sufficient activity space around the basin, Check that the wall can take the weight if necessary. Prepare the basin   mountings – fix the wall …

PLUMBING A BATH

PLUMBING A BATH   Plumbing in a new bath usually  means removing an old one first. If the bath is made of cast iron, you have no use for it and its second-hand value gloves and smash the bath to pieces saw. If …

Plumbing a WC

Plumbing a wc Often the most difficult part of fitting a new WC in place of an old existing one is connecting the new pan outlet to the existing soil-pipe opening. Unless the new pan is an exact replica of …

PLUMBING A BIDE

Plumbing a bidet There are two types of bidet: those with over-rim supply which are plumbed like a basin and those with through-rim supply which have their supplies plumbed slightly differently. Over-rim supply The water is supplied to the bowl …

Fitting an electric shower

Fitting an electric shower Step-by-step Step 1 Turn off the mains stop valve and drain Tee into the nearest convenient mains pipe. Plumb from the tee to the site of the shower. If the control valve is part of the …

INSTALLING A GAS WATER HEATER

Installing a gas water heater There are two types of gas water- heater other than a central heating boiler: gas circulator This is the equivalent of the electric immersion heater and can be used either as the sole means of …

Gas cookers

Gas cookers LEVELLING A COOKER                       The cooker must be properly levelled using a spirit level on the middle oven shelf. Afreestanding cooker has adjustable feet for levelling. and any combustible materials adjac¬≠ent. The manufacturer’s installation instructions give details. Installation must …

Connecting washing machine-dishwasher

Connecting washing machine-dishwasher The Guides cover three methods of installing a washing machine that takes hot and cold water. The prin¬≠ciples for machines (or a dishwasher), that heat their own water and so need only a cold supply are much the …