Stephen Smith

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 31st January 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 40

Stephen Smith

22:40 PM, 8th February 2022, About 4 months ago

Electric Boiler tripping off RCD?

Hi,
Firstly, find out the manufacturer and model, get the Manufacturers Instructions from the Internet.
Secondly, find a competent person to deal with it, not the local sparky.
Having said that it WILL be the element, common causes of Rcd tripping. Replacements are specific to the appliance, not simply a Toolstation job.
I am an NICEIC approved contractor and a Gassafe registered engineer.
Get the right person and all will be well, anyone not sure how to test a heating element should not be considered.
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Stephen Smith

10:39 AM, 27th June 2019, About 3 years ago

Terrible reference report?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 26/06/2019 - 14:54
Hi,
Put simply you will have to sue both the agent and the referencing company.
You will need to prove your case in that they were negligent in their duties. An obvious issue is the tenants salary, were you told they were unemployed etc, etch
Copies of references etc, this would reveal addresses, efforts made to substantiate the references etch
As an aside, we NEVER use agents as they are simply useless!
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Stephen Smith

10:43 AM, 20th March 2018, About 4 years 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?
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Stephen Smith

11:45 AM, 19th March 2018, About 4 years 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 5 years 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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