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there must be a good opportunity for a really good plumber to provide a design service, or is this already available?

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18 minutes ago, redtop said:

there must be a good opportunity for a really good plumber to provide a design service, or is this already available?

 

He exists on this very forum, just say his name three times! 

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24 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

He exists on this very forum, just say his name three times! 

beetleplumb beetleplumb bettleplumb

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39 minutes ago, redtop said:

beetleplumb beetleplumb bettleplumb

 

Suddchwilod, Suddchwilod, Suddchwilod

 

...according to Google Translate

 

Or maybe Chwilen plymwr...

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On 16/10/2019 at 08:36, pocster said:

There is no keen price anywhere!!

Is there no  Megabad of plumbing fittings, such as manifolds?

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1 hour ago, Triassic said:

Is there no  Megabad of plumbing fittings, such as manifolds?

Nope!

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I'm back at the self build (and the internet) with a vengeance, having had a good rest over Christmas.

 

Ive just added up how many of the fancy manifold outlets I would need for my hot and cold water, its 32!  Given that they are around £12 per outlet,  that's £384 in total.

 

I've decided to go down the @joe90 route and us a 4 way push fit manifold at £7.50 each, giving a price of £60. I realise that these don't include a service valves, these can be had for 80p each, giving a total price of £85.60. A total saving of ££298.40

 

 

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1 hour ago, Triassic said:

I realise that these don't include a service valves, these can be had for 80p each…

 

Maybe want to be a bit selective with pushfit valves - I've had a couple where the plastic bit where the screwdriver blade goes scrunch up after only a few operations. I used metal ones after that.

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1 minute ago, Ed Davies said:

 

Maybe want to be a bit selective with pushfit valves - I've had a couple where the plastic bit were the screwdriver blade goes scrunch up after only a few operations. I used metal ones after that.

I always use compression fit valves. Never had a problem so far!

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1 hour ago, Triassic said:

I've decided to go down the @joe90 route and us a 4 way push fit manifold at £7.50 each, giving a price of £60. I realise that these don't include a service valves, these can be had for 80p each


yes I found this a good way to go, I contemplated individual service valves but just out of sight on that picture is a service valve on the hot and cold feeds 22mm, plenty in my opinion to change a tap etc, and if any job takes longer I could always insert a blank on a particular feed from the manifold for a while 👍.

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1 minute ago, Oz07 said:

Where is the best price for these then? What make?


 

hep20 and I got mine from toolstation. The welsh wizard recommended hep20 as the best!.

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+1 for Tool Station. Order online with free delivery to site.

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Just be careful if you mount two manifolds together, you can’t get the demount key between them to take them apart again (ask me how I know!).

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15 minutes ago, Oz07 said:

@pocster @Triassic Where is the best price for these then? What make?

I just shopped around for my brass ones . Couldn’t find a great variation in price tbh .

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Those 20 quid ones were push fit input also wonder what manufacturer they are and how reliable

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15 hours ago, Oz07 said:

Anyone pay less?

I paid a fiver each for four port Speedfit manifolds many moons ago from Screwfix. They were in a sale though.

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Manifolds are I suspect one of the hidden costs that you can never imagine  when trying to guess the cost of building  a house  , now when ever I read a post on BH that tweaks my interest I head for ebay fb marketplace and gumtree to see what's out there . Heres today's offering from fb marketplace  a week old advert but may still be available to anyone  near Bradford. 

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This is the downside of plastic pipe work, connections are more expensive , if it were copper it’s easy to make one from lots of cheap T,s etc.

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9 minutes ago, joe90 said:

This is the downside of plastic pipe work, connections are more expensive , if it were copper it’s easy to make one from lots of cheap T,s etc.

 

Didn't @ProDave make his?

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I've ordered those 20 quid each ones for water. Got an 8 port jg speedfit ufh/radiator manifold at a good price. All up it's 2 or 300 quid. I'd rather this than loads of tees and elbows 

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40 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

Didn't @ProDave make his?

Yes

 

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It just feeds a bath, 2 showers and a basin (the other basin tees off straight from the airing cupboard.

 

This is in the void between the utility room ceiling and bathroom floor. The location was chosen as it was the most logical place to branch off for all the destinations, without making any of the pipe runs any longer than necessary.  It is now accessed by a mini loft hatch in the utility room ceiling.  

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