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Will a pair of sink taps fit on a bath?

They will fit, however the bath will take longer to fill, you are better off just buying new bath taps.


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How much is a typical call out to say fix a leaking pipe?

The charge for an hour or part there of is usually €60 for most leaks,bursts,etc


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I would like to know can i have a second electric shower in my home?

You can have two electric showers in your home.You should have an electrician fit a device called a relay which ensures that only one shower can be used at a time.


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Hi Paul,Mira Elite or Triton t90, which one is the best?

Essentially they are the same, both are very popular and reliable and the prices are very similar.


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My attic tank is filling all night long, is this normal?

Your ballcock is not shutting off and therefore a problem exists somewhere on your plumbing system. Have it seen to by a plumber.


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A friend told me i should shut down the water supply in my house if going away on holiday, is this true?

If a leak occurred while your away it could do a lot of damage, especially if your away for a long period. It is true, but practically nobody does it in the Dublin area.


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Hi Paul, the safety valve on my boiler was leaking and my Dad put a cap on it to stop it leaking over the christmas, is this dangerous?

Yes you need to have it replaced immediately, that valve cannot be blocked while the boiler is being used.Pressure can build and cause a burst, releasing boiling water.


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I just moved to Dublin and noticed there is no filter on my water line, is the water safe to drink in Dublin?

The mains water in the Dublin area is perfectly safe to drink and is one of the safest to drink mains water supplies in europe.


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Hi Paul the Plumber,i have a Mira 722, can i replace it with a Mira Elite?

It can be done but, you will need some repiping and some electrical wiring from your fuseboard in order to power the electric shower.


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I have a triton t40i, can these be repaired as it looks very old?

Yes it can be but it, makes more sense to replace it with a new unit which is not very expensive.


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My son threw a knife in to the kitchen sink and punctured a hole in it, now i have a basin underneath it to catch the water, can i get it welded or something?

It cannot be welded but you can buy a patch to stop the water leaking out, although these are not perfect a new sink is your best way out.


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My earring fell down the sink, is it gone forever or would it be in the U-bend?

There is a good chance its trapped in the u-bend, if you dismantle it carefully and empty the contents into a basin you might be lucky. Make sure to refit the u-bend correctly.


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