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  1. Can I roof a house?

    Da iawn. 👍
  2. Interior Wood Cladding and Fire Regs

    You cant fix into the pb so I'm not sold on that idea. As has been said, if there's no habitable space above it's completely unnecessary. Best to find what FR coatings are available first in case they don't comply with the desired finish.
  3. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. 6

    That's the whole point....none of us are. More of an anecdote than a joke me thinks.
  4. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. 6

    Click follow on the old boys profile
  5. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. 6

    If he tells you, it had better be by PM !
  6. 24V gate - what size cables for 25m in duct run?

    @readiescards, you can run that stuff between Dover and Calais without a single worry. Perfect for your wet gate duct imo.
  7. 24V gate - what size cables for 25m in duct run?

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  8. Getting the ball rolling

    Congrats, and a BIG step now out of the way. As long as the bats aren't feeding on Great Cested Newts you'll be fine
  9. Yet another Heating + DHW design!

    It can give you quite a headache, this plumbing lark...... Excellent real life figures there. Theres also still the Heat battery ( like a Sunamp ) to consider. No boiler, no ASHP, and almost zero maintenance / moving parts etc but also with near zero latent losses too. Im currently specifying one with 18kw/hr of Sunamp heat battery, and have steered away from the originally assumed ASHP altogether. PV will feature but with enough capacity to be recharged every evening on E7 /E10, its a VERY slick installation with masses of DHW available that could easily be used without PV. Grid electricity will fortify any short fall / provide boost for higher occupancy ( guests ). I'm awaiting @AndyT to update on things 'up and coming' before going into more depth on that setup.
  10. Yet another Heating + DHW design!

    Well, with reduced ventilation and fabric heat loss you may well be able to use the slab as a storage heater, topping up during the night from a buffer heated by pv and fortified by the ASHP. Sizing the system will be down to the amount of heat energy required to offset the losses of the dwelling and start from there. Your not naive as both would work well, and tbh you'll need a buffer tank with either option, regardless of the fact your having PV. If fitting the larger buffer ( as your not fully 'passive' ) id certainly look at DHW preheat from the buffer too, killing two birds with one stone then.
  11. Yet another Heating + DHW design!

    Quite often the cost of an installed package which is eligible for RHI is very expensive. There appears to be a high premium applied for the luxury of not fitting this on a DIY basis, but the payments appear to muddle peoples judgement when costing this. For ASHP to be economically viable on PV, you ideally need to be charging a large buffer vessel so when you need to inject some top-up heat into the slab, say around midnight maybe, there is some heat in the buffer ( so the buffer is basically a heat battery ) as at midnight you won't get much sunlight That is a generalised statement though and based on a typical, reasonably well sealed and airtight aka not draughty dwelling. Each instance is nigh-on unique, so no one-stop solution / easy answer I'm afraid. What is the standard of your build ? MVHR?
  12. What uvc do you have ? Make / brand / material ?
  13. Also, and most importantly, there's taking pressure readings and checking the PRedV is operating as it should, and cleaning the stainless gauze filter. Then there's the drain down, isolation of the expansion vessel, and taking / checking the precharge pressure in the vessel. Failure to do this religiously is the number one cause of all terminal ( catastrophic) failures ive attended. Last one was a £1m house with the UVC upstairs. Downstairs got quite wet. 🤔 Shouldn't your qualified G3 installer be doing all of this as part of your annual service and inspection? You won't get a warranty repair without it, and it may also affect your buildings insurance if it's ever leaked catastrophically.
  14. Yet another Heating + DHW design!

    Crossed with @ragg987 and agree. Id still stick with gas and a non MCS pv install though.
  15. Yet another Heating + DHW design!

    @Visti Just as a reality check, that having a flue penetration in the wall of the house is of very little consequence. You can still make it airtight and you can fill the sleeve ( duct ) with intumescent expanding foam for a bit of insulation. Yes it'll be a slight cold bridge, but the latent loss off the boiler will offset that by a huge factor. ASHP or gas boiler ? GAS BOILER! Smaller tanks, less installation complexity, no antifreeze, common and simpler controls ( so setting up and operating it is childs play ) and still a reasonable unit running cost per kWh. What boiler do you have now? Do you need to replace / upsize ? The 'beauty' of the manifold setup only comes into play if it's centrally mounted and sees short-ish runs from the manifold to the hot outlets. ( the cold is not an issue ). If the plant room is off side and leaves you a long runs to two or more outlets then it may be a candidate for a standard series plumbed configuration and the introduction of a hot return circuit and pump. I agree, if you have mixer taps then the secondary TMV is a luxury item that can be dropped from the design, it they're so bloody cheap I choose to install where possible as a comfort measure as much as for safety. If there are a house full of little ones who will grow up there, it's a no brainer. Fwiw, the image where you see two TMVs is one where a TS has been fitted, so comes factory supplied with a TMV to cap the output temp ( usually 50-55oC ) as a measure for anti scald and to mitigate any excess energy wastage. A TS will typically store water ( primary heating grade water ) at a much higher temperature conmpared to an UVC so these are two different beasts with two entirely different uses and installation requirements. An UVC is full of drinking quality potable water, stored ready to be drawn off at the tap, and a TS is full of non potable ( primary heating grade ) water which has an instantaneous DHW coil sat in the water which instantly converts incoming cold water to hot DHW, so basically a giant combi that uses heated water instead of gas as the energy medium. An UVC does not require the primary TMV, in fact it requires no TMV at all. If you decide on the hot return and series plumbing you definitely want the UVC, sized between 250L - 300L ( 300L better if you ever decide on solar pv ( NOT solar thermal )) and to order the UVC with a hot return tapping to accept the pumped DHW return. As I know you'll be wondering what the hot return is all about : Lol. Another way of doing things