Leak on 40 year old galvanised attic water tank.

I was called out to discover the cause of a leak from an attic in the Coolock area. I was greeted by this weeping rust encrusted 40 year old water tank. Old galvanised tanks are rare in Dublin now, and if you have one, you should have it replaced as soon as possible by a plumber as, it will eventually leak at some point in the future. In this case the damage was minimal.

Leak on galvanised tank.
Leak on galvanised tank.

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Radiator valve shears off and causes flood.

This radiator valve has sheared off on the body of the valve itself. The householder assured me they never tryed turning it recently. A lot of water escaped, hitting the ceiling and, splashing around the hall of the house.

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Sheared Radiator Valve

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Water is leaking!

If you have water appearing in places that it should not be then, its time to call a plumber. In many cases a plumber can stop the leak and save you money. The damage caused by water leaking inside a structure is severe. Even a slow leak that builds over time can rot timber and discolour walls and ceilings, wooden floors warp from contact with water over a prolonged period. So if you are in Dublin and need a plumber for a leak contact Dublinplumber.ie.

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Water dripping

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Brass Ballcock splits in two on body.

After an emergency callout to water coming from the attic i found this. The ballcock had split on the body and the pressure was high, the result was a lot of water in the bedrooms below. I replaced the ballcock and and stopped the flood. The restrictor stayed in place and this slowed down the flow of water, the water damage would have been a lot worse had the plastic restrictor come away with the valve.

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The detached ballcock floating
down the wrong end of the tank.
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The sheared ballcock body

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Cheap Filling Valve-Backnut Falls Apart!

After an emergency callout to an apartment block from a panicked man in the IFSC in Dublin I came to find the cause of the leak was that, the backnut on the filling valve had simply fell apart. It had been replaced by a plumber already and, wasn't the original that came with the cistern. The valve was cheap and flimsy although it still worked fine. The water was pouring out of the cistern onto the floor, luckily the homeowner had returned to discover it or the damage would have been a lot worse.

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The cheap valve, the main valve assembly is at the bottom.
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The crumbled backnut

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Poor access to ballcock in apartment

Badly thought out hot-press in the Dublin 8 area. I ended up with one arm through the "access" hole and the other through the door! Also note the ballcock is over in the corner instead of being near the inadequate access. A plumber should not have to remove tiles and cut into a wall. Allowance for later access for maintenance should be part of the original design.

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Access?
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From below

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Tectite fitting leaks in ceiling

I had to remove a tectite push-fit elbow from the ceiling of a hot press in the Dublin 2 area recently. The elbow was on Qual-pex pipe (with inserts fitted) and just started leaking without being disturbed after being fit about 3 years previous.

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Leaking Tectite Fitting

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Burst Pipes and Water Leaks in Dublin

Water leaks and burst pipes need the attention of a plumber fast. Don't leave leaks running in your home as the long term damage will cost more. Contact Dublinplumber.ie and have the leak stopped and your home returned to normal. We do callouts in Dublin usually arriving inside half an hour.

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Leaking Water

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Triton T40 shower booster pump

The Triton T40 is a wall mounted booster pump that picks up the outlet from a bath-mixer tap and increases the pressure. Although not very common in Dublin but vital in the apartments and flats that utilise this pump to increase pressure at the shower head. At Dublin Plumber we can locate a replacement and fit it promptly. Replacement from €210 in Dublin.

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The Triton T40

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The three main shower types in homes

Learn more about the three mains types of shower found in homes in Ireland and the United Kingdom. These designs are tried and tested in millions of homes. Read more

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Dublinplumber.ie introduces Click and Pay

You can now pay in advance for certain items/repairs as you would for other services online and the plumber will call out and fit the parts at a time that's convenient. This is only available for certain items at the moment, such as Ballcocks, Syphons, Electric Showers and Pumps. This service is for new items supplied and fitted.
See what you can pay for all in one easy online payment!

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Finding a plumber online

Finding a plumber online can be an exhaustive search. Thanks to sites such as Findaplumber.ie it is now easy to find a plumber in Dublin or a plumber in Kilkenny. If you need a plumber anywhere in Ireland , we recommend using Irelands plumbing portal.

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