Water filter connection fails and causes flood

An emergency callout to water coming out at high pressure under a kitchen sink led me to this. The plastic connection on the filter had sheared off and was spraying everywhere at high pressure. I capped off the supply and stopped the leak. A new water filter is needed in cases like this.

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Removed leaking water filter and capped supply.
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Immersion thermostat fails and causes leak

Here are some pictures from an attic where the thermostat has failed on the immersion heater and the resulting steam has condensated all over the insulation and roof space. This is all caused by steam, there was no leak in this attic. The expansion pipe is not perfect, but should not have caused this much dispersal of water into the attic, which in turn leaked down through the ceiling.

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Expansion pipe over tank.
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Water on tank and insulation.
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Water on pipe insulation.
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Very Old Immersion Switch

I removed this old cylinder and it had a very old style immersion still fitted. The Sink/Bath setting is made on to the immersion instead of on the wall mounted switch with the On/Off switch.

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Old Style Immersion Switch.
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Pop-up waste rusted away to nothing

I was called out a sink where the pop-up waste was not working, after dismantling the sink waste i found this . The lever had corroded to a very thin point and was unusable. The below picture shows it in between two intact bars of a similar design. I have not seen one of these corrode like this before and asked the householder if they used any unusal cleaning products or such and the answer was 'no'.

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Pop-up waste rusted away.
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Leaking T-piece behind boxing

I was called out at the weekend to water coming from boxing fitted behind a toilet. The culprit was a loose nut on the T-piece. It had probably been leaking since it was installed as there was staining behind the boxing that was old and the boxing timber was starting to rot!

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Leaking T-piece behind boxing.
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Leak on central heating magnet cleaner

I was called out to water coming from the hot-press of a house in Dublin 18. The culprit was the connection of a magnet-cleaner on the central heating system. It seems the leak had been present for a considerable period as the pipe was badly stained. I removed the improperly compressed olive and replaced it with a new one. For a genuine 24 hour emergency plumber in Dublin contact 085-7734211.

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Leaking central heating connection on magnet Cleaner.
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Leak behind skirting board causes flood

I was called out to water coming from under the skirting board in a house in Harolds Cross. A small tack had been put through the skirting and into the concealed pipework behind. Edging trim had been recently fitted around the skirting and the tacks were longer than needed. Always use tacks that will not pass through the other side of the skirting board to avoid bursting potential concealed pipes. For a genuine 24 hour emergency plumber in Dublin contact 085-7734211.

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Repaired pipe behind skirting board.
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Very old cylinder with rivetting finally gives up

Just a random picture of an old rivetted cylinder i removed. No immersion tapping or coil, this was an old direct cylinder in a house in the Dublin area. These are rare to see these days as most have been replaced over the years. For a genuine 24 hour emergency plumber in Dublin contact 085-7734211.

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Old copper cylinder with rivets.
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Badly corroded copper pipe wall collapses

While trying to cut out a section of leaking pipe in the Dublin area I applied the pipe-slice and started to turn it when, the wall of the very badly corroded pipework collapsed. I ended up replacing about eight feet of pipework due to oxidation. Copper pipes turn green because of reactions with oxygen and carbon compounds in the air or from exposure to salt water. Obviously there was no salt water present under a kitchen unit and the pipe running alongside this one was in good condition.

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Corroded copper pipe with slice attached.
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Corroded copper pipe with slice removed.
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Taps taps taps!

For information about taps and associated parts look no further than Dublinplumber.ie. In most cases taps can be repaired. For tap replacement and repair simply visit Dublinplumber.ie/taps.html.

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Galvanised tank burst causes major flood.

I got called out to another galvanised tank that had burst in an attic in the Finglas area. The whole house was drenched in water as it failed with a large 2 inch hole appearing in the side. The tank emptied onto the ceiling causing the ceilings to bow and even the lower floors to have a centimetre of water across the whole house! If you have a galvanised tank it is best to get it replaced with a modern plastic tank and avoid a potential situation like this.

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Large Hole on galvanised tank.

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Industrial Grundfos Pumps

Overflowing tank on large plumbing system in the Dublin area.

Overflowing water tank

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Pressure Vessel burst causes flood.

Here is a central heating pressure-vessel which has burst catastrophically, water from the mains-fed system gushed out for over two hours causing damage to ceilings and floors in the house located in the Castleknock area. Dublinplumber.ie stopped the leak just before the ceiling collapsed due to the weight of the escaping water.

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Burst Pressure Vessel.

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