Stephen Smith

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Saturday 31st January 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 38

Stephen Smith

10:43 AM, 20th March 2018
About 7 months ago

Space efficient plumbing strategy for 5 showers?

Hi John,

On the matter of installing the tank in the loft, thinking more of the eaves areas since any loft conversion has void areas at the edges where roof height does not allow bedrooms.
An 8.5kw shower takes 37A, therefore running a number of showers simultaneously would be a strain on the electric supply.
An unvented cylinder should supply 40 litres a minute of hot water, blended 50% with cold makes a 80 litre supply available. Showers are about 9 litres a minute so it should be within capacity of the tank. Mains supply will however only supply about 30l per minute, therefore the suggestion of a pumped interim tank. Getting expensive this!
Don't forget the diversity issue, are all units going to be used together?
Alternative, uprate the main to 25mm.... Read More

Stephen Smith

11:45 AM, 19th March 2018
About 7 months ago

Space efficient plumbing strategy for 5 showers?

Probably need mains pump to run all five showers at the same time?
Try an unvented cylinder in the loft, mounted horizontally for stored hot water. Far better than electric showers anyway.
3 phase supply? Why? the single phase supply should be rated at 80A or thereabouts. Are you proposing to put in a 3 phase board? IEE regs would then apply due to distance between the phases etc.
Perhaps you intend to rewire anyway?
Unvented cylinder the way to go. Two can even be coupled together if necessary, although it is unlikely that more than a 210 litre tank would be necessary. Is the boiler suitable to replenish the tank within a reasonable time frame?
Unvented cylinders rated at a flow rate in excess of 40 litres a minute.

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Stephen Smith

12:49 PM, 22nd September 2017
About A year ago

Reinstate claim or start a fresh claim after court fee debacle?

Hi,

Make a formal complaint through their process, if no progress involve your MP. Usually rattles the cage!

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Stephen Smith

11:08 AM, 16th March 2017
About 2 years ago

Bankrupt tenant allowed to keep deposit despite arrears?

Hi,

As Dale suggests, the way forward is comprehensive referencing. However, tenants, on being turned down, start to get "creative", living with friends, only one person on the tenancy when it is obvious a couple are the tenants. This done to avoid the tenants debts following him around.

On the matter of the bankruptcy, you will be a creditor along with all the others, get in line!!

If he has been made bankrupt the debt will be substantial, in excess of 5k, more than likely the tenant has gone to one of the debt consolidation companies where a third party puts money in and everybody gets 30p in the pound. It is called an IVA.

You should have been informed as a creditor.

I assume the Deposit Protection Service or similar are involved?

Kind Regards,

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Stephen Smith

10:42 AM, 3rd March 2017
About 2 years ago

Private Landlord says I must wait for grant to get hot water!

Hi,

If the landlord cannot fulfil their legal obligations of a fit and suitable place for residence, then perhaps he might care to offer alternative accommodation?.

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