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Codes of Practice

Things called Codes of Practice (CoPs) are designed to make recommendations related to maintaining good working practices. The codes are not legally binding as documents but are used by people like clients and Architects. A Croydon Plumber has codes of practice.The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.These particular set of Regulations are applicable only in England and Wales, and are the replacement for the old Water Bye-laws. These Regulations are national and are made by the Governments Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), whereas the Bye-laws that they replaced were made locally and applicable in that area, say, Yorkshire Water, Thames Water, Northwest Water etc. They are mentioned as they cover materials and substances in contact with water. Croydon Plumbers obey the regulations.European Standards.The standards for europe begin with the letters EN and are then followed by the standard number, in just the same way as for British Standards. When a product is certified to an EN standard it indicates that the manufacturer has taken the product through a multitude of tests that are regularly checked under EC Quality Control Schemes.International StandardsThe International Standards begin with ISO and are followed by the number, for example ISO9000, which is a standard for quality.Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS).This was previously known as the Water Bye-laws Scheme. The WRAS has been carrying out the testing on fittings for many years and will keep advising on Water Regulations in the future. Part of their work is to produce a Fittings and Material Directory, in which is listed all approved fittings and is a very important guide for all who aim to comply with or enforce The Water Regulations. Materials and Their Properties.The term properties of materials refers to just how strong they are, how good they are at the conduction of heat or electricity and how flexible they are. Material properties can be measured by the way materials react to a variety of influences.

Plumber at Croydon

Have you ever been troubled by certain unexpected problems with your water pipe? Worry no more because Plumber Croydon has all the solutions for you. We support the entire Croydon area to give aid to household water pipes that need utmost repair. In just a call, Plumbers Croydon will immediately and promptly address your needs to end your worry. We team up only with the best technicians and professional plumbers that are equipped with the essential training, skills, tools, and expertise in delivering a thorough repair. They will fix your problem quickly and operatively. You can always count on Plumber Croydon because we do our work with excellent accuracy and efficiency. Pipes can fracture and trigger an extent of damage to your belongings and to your very home. We cannot really avoid that, incidentally, cases like these malfunctions with our pipes arise. We understand that you already have a lot of concerns with your work, studies, or business. You have more important things to consider and Plumbers Croydon doesnt want you to waste your time on little matters, so we got your back in addressing any forms of concern with your water pipe. Plumber Croydon leaves you with peace of mind because our expert plumbing engineers guarantee an extensive and quality service.We take pride in consistently granting state-of-the-art services that make us stand out from the rest. With our years of experience, we have built reputation in gaining costumers trust. We take pleasure in seeing the satisfied smiles of the relieved costumers upon seeing their problem solved. We offer a wide array of services that will help your home in cases of technical emergencies. We offer plumbing, drainage, and heating services that are guaranteed and trusted. Call Plumbers Croydon now and say goodbye to those unnecessary worries.

How to Prevent Plumbing Problems

People usually on every kind of household expense try to save money. But honestly even on small plumbing problems, you might have to end up spending lots of money on the repair just because these minor issues are capable of becoming catastrophic repairs. If you have the right tools and knowledge then even these small problems can be removed without much trouble. You can resolve these problems by yourself instead of calling a plumber Croydon.Here are some intelligent choices for common problems that arise out of nowhere:Changes in the pressure of the water can cause water to be stored in pipes. This can also happen if there are water leaks issues going on or if the main water pipe from the municipal system has been broken. In case of dramatic changes in the pressure of the water, you can stop outflow by adjusting the vacuum breaker fittings threats located at the end of the valves. Whenevernew equipment is connected to the gas line, you might have to face the issue of leaky gas lines. The leaks cannot be stop if the fit is not perfect, no matter how much you try to tighten it up. You can buy a universal kit that comes with parts and adapters for the fixing the problem. You can make a connection from the gas supply line to the appliance. Often while inserting nails into walls, you end up reaching the pipes and wires. This can damage them both but if stud sensors are used, you canavoid this problem. Make sure you know where the pipes are headed because they are usually connected from one room to another. While soldering or gluing together certain plumbing elements, make sure that you clean the pipes well. You cannot achieve a perfect seal unless you dont clean the pipe. For coppering the surfaces, use the plumbers cloth and primer too. This will ensure a healthy bond. Pipe cleaner can be used if the pipe is greased or grimed. The leaking concerns push us to tighten up the valves and other plumbing fixtures but we forget that too much tightening can damage the fixture itself. Plumbing items made from copper and brass are prone to get damage because of over tightening. If the problem is not something that is easy to handle, you can always call plumbers Croydon but make sure they are reliable ones.

Boiler Pressure Loss

The loss of water pressure is a really good warning of some very common problems that occur with boilers. If the pressure is low it is fairly easy to remedy, and this can usually be done by the homeowner. The constant water pressure is crucial to the efficiency of a?boilers system. The pressure for the majority of modern combi boilers is kept by cold water coming from the water mains supply via a mechanism called the filling loop A few things can cause the pressure to fall. It could be a leak somewhere in the boilers system. Or, if the radiators were recently bled it may be that pressure was lost at that point. Croydon Plumbers are a fully qualified plumbing service. However, it may not be obvious that there is a problem until a visual check of the pressure gauge is made. Water leaks, for example, could be very small and be missed at first, then become a larger problem later. A system can be re-pressurise through the filling loop. A look at the boilers manual will state if it can be re-pressurised by the homeowner. Or you could employ a professional like a Croydon Plumber to do the job. To do this: Firstly, identify the filling loop and the pressure gauge. Make sure that the gauge can be seen while using the filling loop (1.5bar is a good pressure). This filling loop will use a silver flexible tube with two handles, for off, the handles will sit across the pipework. Slowly move them so they are sitting in line with the pipework. You will hear water running through into the boiler. Carefully monitor the pressure gauge reading as it climbs back up and into the green area or the 1.5 bar sector marked on the gauge. Once this is achieved you can return both handles back to their original positions.

Codes of Practice

Things called Codes of Practice (CoPs) are designed to make recommendations related to maintaining good working practices. The codes are not legally binding as documents but are used by people like clients and Architects. A Croydon Plumber has codes of practice.The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.These particular set of Regulations are applicable only in England and Wales, and are the replacement for the old Water Bye-laws. These Regulations are national and are made by the Governments Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), whereas the Bye-laws that they replaced were made locally and applicable in that area, say, Yorkshire Water, Thames Water, Northwest Water etc. They are mentioned as they cover materials and substances in contact with water. Croydon Plumbers obey the regulations.European Standards.The standards for europe begin with the letters EN and are then followed by the standard number, in just the same way as for British Standards. When a product is certified to an EN standard it indicates that the manufacturer has taken the product through a multitude of tests that are regularly checked under EC Quality Control Schemes.International StandardsThe International Standards begin with ISO and are followed by the number, for example ISO9000, which is a standard for quality.Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS).This was previously known as the Water Bye-laws Scheme. The WRAS has been carrying out the testing on fittings for many years and will keep advising on Water Regulations in the future. Part of their work is to produce a Fittings and Material Directory, in which is listed all approved fittings and is a very important guide for all who aim to comply with or enforce The Water Regulations. Materials and Their Properties.The term properties of materials refers to just how strong they are, how good they are at the conduction of heat or electricity and how flexible they are. Material properties can be measured by the way materials react to a variety of influences.

New Radiator

Materials:15mm copper pipe.
Compression fittings.PTFE tape. Radiator.
Wall bracket. Two radiator valves 50mm. No 12 screws. Plugs. Tools:Screwdriver. Spanners Pipe Cutter. Hacksaw. Tape measure. Pencil. Power drill. Masonry BitsSpirit level.

Method:

1). Place the radiator facing downwards and fit the brackets on the straps at the rear, ensuring that they are equidistant from the radiators edge and base. If you are not confident enough to begin this task it is recommended that you call in a professional service like Croydon Plumbers who are qualified to carry out the job.2). Next, measure the height of the brackets and add on 50mm for the skirting board. Mark this distance between the two brackets on the wall. Hold the first bracket in the correct position and height on the wall where the radiator will be, mark the securing screw holes for drilling and make sure it is level and the bracket is vertical. Drill and plug the holes and then screw the first bracket to the wall with two 50mm No12 screws. A Croydon Plumber can do this professionally. Put the second bracket opposite the first and now secure bracket where you have marked the wall. Make sure the height is correct and that the bracket is level (fix the bracket with a single screw and check the level, then drive in the second screw). This ensures that the radiator is level. 4). Take the replacement radiator and put the straps on the back over the hooks on both brackets. Once you are confident it is level and correct, remove from the brackets and place on the floor. Connect the two new 50mm radiator valves using the PTFE tape and the correct spanner. Once both valves are fitted, hang the radiator and connect up the pipework.

Wet Heating

Our central heating system is actually referred to as a wet central heating system hot water flows through all the pipework of the system including the radiators. The main driver of this kind of system is the boiler that burns fuel, or maybe it uses a heat exchanger that transfers the heat to the water which is feeding the network of pipes. Wet systems are probably the most popular way of running a heating system in the United Kingdom. Every radiator has valves which control the rate of flow, and so controls the time the water is in the radiator and the amount of heat. Well designed systems can have several short circuits radiating from the pump, rather than one large, ensuring that the last radiator in the chain heats just as well as the first. Croydon Plumbers know these systems.Pipework:The radiator circuits are run in 15mm copper pipework, while pipes linking the boiler and the pump and the points were the circuit splits off are 22mm or 28mm in size. Capillary joints with solder are best (apart from connections to boiler, pump and valves), and are least likely to leak. Plastic pipework has been developed for use in wet central heating systems, but can’t connect to the boiler, using a short length of copper pipe instead. A Croydon Plumber can fit copper pipework.Two-Pipe and Single-Pipe Systems:Modern systems use something called a two-pipe system. This system is where the generated hot water is circulated from the pump to the inlet valve on every radiator in a flow pipe, that stops at the last radiator in the system. A secondary pipe, called the return pipe, takes the cool water from the radiators back to the boiler to be re-heated. Note:There is an older single pipe version, where the hot water flows through a single radiator, and then returns to the floor pipe and on to the next and so on round the system, but losing some heat each time. Using this system the radiators near the end need to be bigger to still give out the same heat.

Unvented Water Storage

There are a couple of different water storage systems that can be fitted in the home. These are almost always situated in the loft space. Should you be sure of what type you have, then, below is a brief guide to help you decide. A Croydon Plumber knows different cylinders.Cylinders:A). The first thing to know is that the cylinders that store the water are or should at least be constructed from copper, with a foam or fiberglass insulating cover. B). The top of the storage cylinder has a piece of pipework coming out and moving horizontally to the cylinder. This pipe rises gently and then splits into a T shape with one piece going up and the other piece down. If you follow the up pipe, you arrive at another cold-water storage tank, over which this vent pipe terminates. This is made so any water in this pipe it will run into the cold-water storage tank. C). This pipe indicates that you are fitted with a vented hot water cylinder. No pipe indicate that you have an unvented cylinder, and is described below:1). The outside wall of this cylinder is constructed from steel and there is no insulation visible, with a series of valves connected to it, or maybe to an expansion tank.2). A Tundish is close to the cylinder. This is a gap in the pipework which allows you to see the water flow. If there is water present, this indicates there is a issue with the boiler, so if you do see water in the pipe, it is more than likely down to a device failure so you should contact a professional with the relevant G3 qualifications to check the cylinder. Like Croydon Plumbers are trained on all types of cylinders and can service this them.

Installing a TRV

Tools Required.Adjustable Spanner,Wire wool.TRV.New connector if needed.PTFE tape.The old way of heat control on radiator was a single open and close valve known as a manual valve, and of course the room thermostat. Historically fitted in a lounge or hallway. This is fine but to satisfy our energy and heat saving needs it will not give an accurate temperature spread in the whole house, meaning that there is a massive variation in heat in different rooms. The only way to correct this as it stands is to adjust the manual radiator valve on each radiator, which is not practical or efficient. Therefore the best solution is to fit TRVs and allow the individual radiators to produce heat at a a pre-set temperature instead. In almost all situations, the fit will just be a straight swap for the current manual valve. Croydon Plumbers can fit thermostatic valves throughout a system.Method:1a). Before you begin you must carry out a drain of the whole system. When the system is empty you can undo the cap nut and remove the old manual valve. Slacken off the nut holding the valve to the pipe and then, undo both nuts completely and lift the valve together with its cap-nut and olive from the end of the pipe.1b). Now, using some wire wool clean the pipe end and place the cap-nut and olive of the TRV on. Make sure that you hold the new valve and screw the cap-nut on the TRV. Always make sure the olive is sat correctly. There is no need to tighten fully just yet. A Croydon Plumber is skilled and can fit a thermostatic radiator valve.2). If required you should fit a new connector on the radiator. Now, wrap some PTFE tape around the threads. With them aligned correctly you can start tightening both cap-nuts fully. 3). Refill the system, checking for leaks and lastly you can now set the thermostat valve as described in the manufacturer’s instructions.

Gravity Feed

The water that is supplied to your home will begin its journey at the main stop-tap to the home. Croydon Plumbers will fit, service and repair all central heating systems. This can be located at any one of the locations below:1). Under the Kitchen sink.2). In a Kitchen Cupboard.3). Bathroom.4). WC or Cloakroom.5). Garage or Utility Room.6). Cellar or under the stairs.Once it passes through the stop tap it goes up to and fills a small tank called a feed and expansion tank through a ball valve arrangement, located in the loft. Here is the reason why it was given the name gravity fed system. Gravity:The water is now directed downwards under the force of gravity so it builds up speed to feed your boiler and its radiators. The gravity fed system makes it possible for you to go out of the house, yet still keep the heating running. But with added bonus of isolating the cold water supply if you are away for a long while.Recognition:In the loft find the feed and expansion tank. A Croydon Plumber is trained to identify and work on all types of water heating systems. This tank is so called as it takes expanded hot water from the system, making sure that the so that the system does not become over pressurised. It is small, having the dimensions: 500x300x300mm. Look inside this tank and you cannot fail to notice it contains dirty and dank water, which has arrived from your heating system. This is normal as the corrosive affects cause the dirt.Note: You must remember that to operate correctly if all, the cylinder that stores the water for your system must be higher than the whole system to make sure the radiators etc. are fed.

Postcode Areas Covered:

(-CR0, -CR1, -CR2, -CR3, -CR4, -CR5, -CR6, -CR7, -CR8, -CR9) Croydon, Addiscombe, Selhurst, Shirley, Addington, New Addington, Forestdale, Waddon, Beddington, Sutton, South Croydon, Sanderstead, Selsdon, Caterham, Chaldon, Woldingham, Whyteleafe, Tandridge, Mitcham, Beddington Corner, Merton, Coulsdon, Chipstead, Woodmansterne, Reigate and Banstead, Warlingham, Chelsham, Farleigh, Thornton Heath, Purley, Kenley

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