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  1. Last in ground tanks we had were £2200 each, and that was for 2000 litre units.... and that was 4 years ago. Best supplier by far in that area is LPG Direct and they do underground tanks but I think they are rental only at about £20 a month.
  2. Just be careful trying to flatten wood with glass...!! I would put a series of screws through the cabinet each side of the hob into the worktop from below
  3. That's fine - max 120c which is well below any problem temperature for wood. Is it new..? Needs the gasket to take up the gaps around the edges and don't tighten it too much.
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    Solar Store - heat battery

    This is how they are allowed to fit immersions into UVCs as it provides the secondary link required on all Part G UVC installs.
  5. What hob is it..?? I've fitted an Induction hob into the acacia stuff - glass doesn't even get warm on the edges. Hob units have fans built into them and this draws air up through the bottom of the units to keep the induction rings and the electronics cool. Most hobs just drop in but are centred by steel clips that hold it them in and also create an air gap between the steel box of the hob and the wood.
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    Opposite of an AAV?

    If it’s a BM one then there will be a part number cast into it somewhere
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    Opposite of an AAV?

    Nope - May look that way but the diaphragm moves down to allow air into the pipe.
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    Bath On Mains Water

    Is the bath tap a mixer tap as if it is then it’s a no-no as the pressure difference will cause problems.
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    do it yourself Insulation

    The problems with restricting it are twofold - you won’t get the full air:foam ratio so your insulation won’t be as insulating, and the chemical force of this stuff expanding is quite impressive ....
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    What a difference a nail makes.....

    A pair of wedges will tighten against each other and be parallel. Screw or nail through one end will hold them until the glue sets.
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    do it yourself Insulation

    Its hugely wasteful as you cannot control the expansion, let alone as an amateur. @PeterStarck had some ridiculous number of bags of trimmings from his installation and that was a professional install.
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    What a difference a nail makes.....

    Pair of slender wedges driven in from both sides will sort the bottom one - top is glued and nailed to the floor so isn’t going anywhere. Given them both a smear of glue both sides and tap them together til they are tight.
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    Terminating Outside circuits with SWA

    Reminds me of a mate who like someone on this forum used to hoard and “repurpose” things and when the board went on their old dishwasher he took it into the workshop to turn into a parts washer - bear in mind this was a circa 1980’s dishwasher with an open element....... According to the report, the door opened with such force that it bent the hinges and bowed the sides of the old dishwasher so it wouldn’t close again ... he’d used a mix of paraffin and “something else” to clean some old land rover bits, and put it on a 70c hot wash ...
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    Terminating Outside circuits with SWA

    Other choice is to use three core and terminate the armouring in an adaptable box with something like a Piranha on the gland and then run the three core with its internal sheath through the wall. That would mean you have double protection on the cable a la T&E but have a separate earth running into the house for the armouring which only needs earthing at one end anyway if you use the 3rd core as the earth wire. This is what we did recently as had to run 16mm for a new feed and was quicker and cheaper than mucking about using the armouring tbh.
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    Tiling...many questions

    So @Nickfromwales do you not just use flexible tile adhesive on tanked timber ..?? Or is it adhesive for flat bits and no nails etc for for vertical bits ..???