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Re: Numpty CH design !
Reply #8 - May 12th, 2017, 7:38am
 
And as the days start to warm up, the sheer stupidity of the CH design becomes increasingly obvious.  It would be nice to have a warm towel rail or just take the edge off the chill in the bathroom but the only way to do that is to have on of the four UFH zones downstairs working.  Bloody daft!
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Reply #7 - Apr 2nd, 2017, 12:15pm
 
Polish or Romanian kitchen fitters methinks, especially the sockets.
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Reply #6 - Mar 25th, 2017, 2:41pm
 
CWatters wrote on Mar 16th, 2017, 7:42pm:
Sounds like a DIY electrical installation Smiley


To be fair, looks like one too  Grin

Could you just rotate the faceplate 180 degrees for a short term fix?
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Reply #5 - Mar 22nd, 2017, 1:57pm
 
londonman wrote on Mar 21st, 2017, 5:07am:
No, the sockets are screwed to the bottom of the wall cabinets and so effectively upside down horizontally, if you get my drift. Photos here

http://thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=2525



That would be really great if you have steam from kettles, pans etc
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Re: Numpty CH design !
Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2017, 5:07am
 
No, the sockets are screwed to the bottom of the wall cabinets and so effectively upside down horizontally, if you get my drift. Photos here

http://thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=2525
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Reply #3 - Mar 19th, 2017, 5:09pm
 
do you mean the sockets are upside down so the cable wants to stick up instead of hang down?  not done for some under cupboard lighting to be plugged into, was it?
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Re: Numpty CH design !
Reply #2 - Mar 17th, 2017, 10:34am
 
UFH is fine underfloor boards if its done properly.

It has to run 24/7 to work at a low temperature
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Numpty CH design !
Mar 16th, 2017, 8:24am
 
Just moved temporarily into rental accommodation.  Found out (too late!) that the ground floor has four UFH zones - each with its own thermostat.  Two zones are underneath thick oak floorboards - cracking insulation by those oak boards....why did they bother?

Upstairs are normal rads with TRVs plus heated towel rail in the bathroom.

So....did they zone upstairs and downstairs ?  Nope

So...did they have any sort of timeswitch ?  Nope

So in order for the upstairs rads to have any CH, there has to be at least one zone of UFH downstairs demanding heat so that the pump is circulating. If you don't want to use the UFh (we don't) then you are stuffed !

So it's a question of remembering to turn the stat up in one area in the evening to warm the bedrooms and bathroom up, to turn it off when you go to sleep and then if you wake up early - say 5am - to turn it back on so the bathroom warms up.

Crazy!

And on the electrical front, in the kitchen...'''What?  No sockets?"

Yes, mounted underneath the wall cabinets and hidden out of sight. Only.....

Only the Numpty who fitted them, fixed them the wrong way round so that the earth is facing outermost.  That would have been OK but the Numpty mounted them too close to the wall and so if you have any appliances (we do) that have moulded plugs then they can't be plugged in  Sad Angry

So it's loads of extension leads and sockets on the very limited worksurface.  Lots of water splash opportunity.

Bloody numbnuts.
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