the gents' at work appears to have a boiler purely to heat up its (two) hot taps
Sweet thread dude.
Is this more one of those instant heaters that fire up when and only when the tap(s) is/are running?
Because that's fairly common.
but it's fucking massive, like 4'x'3'x2', and makes for insanelt hot water my compadre
Or an ouchtrap at the very least.
they told us not to piss in the sinks in our bedrooms cos it would somehow end up in other people's sinks
by the way.
It just empties below the bath. Onto the floor. And subsequently through the light fittings of my downstairs neighbours.
she claims that flies come out of it otherwise. she also occasionally leaves the tap running. good combo.
I moved out of that flat. I can't say this plumbing set up wasn't a major contributing factor.
always felt bad for my downstairs neighbours
it came with one of those fancy new plugholes.. so rather than have the hole with a rubber bung, its got an always on silver cap that pushes/clicks down.
aesthetically it may look more pleasing, but if/when it gets blocked with hair its a right bastard to clean out.
It's got the potential to be a classic.
when i bought my flat, it had not one but TWO boilers, both on the same wall of the kitchen. one for the central heating and one for sinks/bath. one was up high on the wall right next to (literally touching) a window and one was so low that it was half inside a cupboard and half poking through a hole in the worktop. great bodging, whoever did that. needless to say, i had the last laugh, as we got mad stacks from the government for disposing of them both.
I've honestly never seen the likes.
In our house ... we have a problem with the shower feeding cold back into the system - the one way valves don't work properly. So in order to get truly hot water to the rest of the house - we have to turn the shower thermostat to max. So the shower thermostat controls the hot water for the WHOLE HOUSE.
You couldn't make it up!
in an old flat the shower drain used to block up every month until we got fed up and crowbarred off the panelling along the side of the bathtub to have a look.
The pipe from the plughole, instead of gradually slanting downwards was actually in a gentle v shape, meaning the water had to somehow flow *upwards* to be disposed of, and it was held off the floor not by brackets or wood blocks but by an empty 2L plastic milk bottle.
This middling anecdote does not count as an endorsement of this thread btw.
but in my brother's house (which, as followers of my posts in this thread will be well aware, has some CRAZY plumbing going on) the electric shower still works even when the household electricity is switched off. We're not entirely sure what it's wired to.
1. when you turn on the taps in mums house, a massive WWWWRRRRRGGGHHHH noise comes from somewhere in the pipes.
2. the plumber that came round to look at our sink said he'd never seen anything like the plumbing job that had been done under our sink - like luciens there was an upward flowing pipe supported by paint can.
If they're fitted properly, they'll be fixed back so that the noise and movement doesn't happen.
having not been noisy before?
weather i guess?
he also noted how the plumbing under the sink was the worst he'd ever seen.
called "noisy taps".
It contains videos of nosey taps from the various shitty hotels I've stayed in.
A Panorama-like exposé?
one of the builders was doing up a similar property, they were having two sinks in the bathroom..
his reasoning.. those london types moving to manchester for the bbc/media city will like having two sinks... :D
Alan. He said that my bosses flat had been plumbed in by cowboys. Which was a nice thought.
But I have no decent contributions. We had on a project once that the contractor plumber the heating into the showers and then heating water full of inhibitor squirted out all over the place (it stinks). But that got fixed before any real people went into the building.
Also, on electrics - my old boss came to re-wire his flat and found that the previous owner had powered his whole flat from the cooker cable of the neighbour below.