Bathroom TV Options - Help Needed

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  1. kudos2

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    Tonight was grouting....

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    Slow and steady.

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    Looking good, I see the cables have disappeared nicely too :smashin:

    Out of curiosity, is there an IP rating given anywhere in the TV's manual? I tried looking online but couldn't find any details.
     
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    Doh! Should have gone to Specsavers...

    Thanks for that, the "6" is the important bit I suppose in a bathroom!
     
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    Just a quick note about the TV.....

    As mentioned before I watch the news in the morning while getting ready for work.

    While every other surface has condensation on it almost immediately after running the hot tap, the TV stays crystal clear :thumbsup:

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    Impressive! I wonder if that was a deliberate design feature or a happy coincidence!
     
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    It's a feature, heated screen apparently.......

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    Did you sort out your remote control extending issues? Did you go for the Keene waalplate or something else?
     
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    ...yet more grouting.....

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    Sorting that out is a bridge too far at the moment, I just want to get the room done for xmas, finally plumbed in the toilet last night so we now have a flush for the first time in a month:eek:

    Adding the wall plate, IR amp etc later will be fairly painless, I'll stick it in the ceiling probably. For now I'll just have the powermid poking through the ceiling probably in a corner.

    After reading some other threads, I like the idea of a motion detector that turns on some low power lighting or led lighting after a certain time of day, so you don't get blasted with bright light when you go for a run off in the wee hours.....

    Anyone know of any small white PIR systems that do this ?

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    Why not just use a dusk to dawn sensor to turn on a blue led low down somewhere? Saw it done in a hotel and it was very effective.

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    Yeah I like that idea, any clue where to source such a setup?

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    Started on the stud wall this afternoon. Never built one before so I'm making it up as I go along :thumbsup:

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    Hi Kudos, how did you get on over the weekend?

    What's the plan with the stud wall? Is there some kind of gagetry going in there, or is it just to tidy the pipes etc?
     
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    Hello mate, yeah I had a bit of a hold up with the basin waste as it happens. There was me presuming I could just re-use the existing basin waste with standard plumbing pipe etc but when I measured it instead of being 32mm or 40mm pipe it was 36mm.

    After much hunting around online I found out that this is an old size pipe used with solvent weld back in the 70's-ish.

    Anyway it turns out that the only thing you can really use to join a 36mm pipe to a 32mm is a universal compression joint, either straight couple or multi-bend version.

    Also as a double whammy I couldn't seem to get 32mm pipe to fit into the back of my chromed basin waste pipe. It has a rubber insert but it was always to tight once the pipe was in the insert, to fit into the chrome pipe.

    Anyway by complete luck I managed to find an insert for the pipe that reduced it down to 32mm push fit, so I could do away with the rubber insert altogether. Push-fit rocks !

    Progress so far:

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    The bottom panels will be used as access panels for the pipes, so you'll be able to unscrew them.

    No gadgetry I'm afraid, but I am still thing about that led lighting.....

    Oh and did I mention the toilet cistern seems to be leaking slightly - and I can't seem to find what's causing it:mad:

    Cheers,
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    Is it leaking out of the toilet or leaking into the overflow?
     
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    I thought at first it was leaking into the overflow, but even upon flushing the leak still dribbles into the toilet itself, so it can't be that.

    The system is a push button with internal overflow/flush valve as one unit.

    The only thing I can think of is that the flush valve is faulty. It's brand new which is the wierd thing.

    Would you suggest replacing the flush valve unit or is there something obvious I'm missing ?

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    To my untrained mind, it sounds like you have a faulty valve. Who is it made by? I remember installing a Sottini suite a few years ago and the company (and their parent company... British Standard or something...) were very good for sending out replacement parts for free.

    EDIT: have you tried pushing the button on the ball valve inside the empty cistern with the lid off to see where the water is coming from?
     
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    Indeed it does... and you don't have to use the mega-smelly cement! They keep it behind the counter in most places, presumably in case they think I'm going to go sniffing it behind the shed.
     
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    Your bathroom looks ace and is the kind of thing I'm hoping to do soon (got the bath ordered at least).The room looks like the same as mine, a Wimpey home from the 80's.

    Could you possibly tell me the room dimensions as I really like what your doing:smashin:.
     
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    From memory it's 2.20m by 1.80m-ish. The previous decor was hilarious, 70's aubergine/scarlet tiles and suite :eek:

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    These siphon valve things are a pain in the arse. There will be a big rubber seal that seals off the outlet into the toilet and they sometimes get bits of dirt or gunk on them that breaks the seal. They are easy enough to take out so check it for visual damage. If it looks fine remove the rubber seal by placing it in warm water, give it a good clean and put it back on and it will quite often solve the leak. My one always had a slow leak which eventually turned into a constant stream. The rubber seal was all rippled like a flowers petals and bent upwards away from the outlet. I removed it, cleaned it and put it back in upside down so it bent downwards and it fixed it completely.

    If you have metered water get it fixed asap.
     
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    was the blue led light in a malmasion hotel? i love those we call them the sex lights :clap: they have them in some shower rooms in the more expensive suites. Tehy look ace

    any luck sourcing anything like this? i am just starting my bathroom and watching this tv malrky with interest.
     
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    I had the same thing in my old house.A bathroom with no natural light that had a burgundy suite with burgundy tiles.It was a great day when that got ripped out.
     
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    You're point about getting it fixed really lit a fire under my ... :D I spent most of last night taking the cistern off and playing around with it finding out what was causing the leak.

    As it turns out, it's simply a combo of bad design and poor quality from B&Q. Now I know why every tradesman I speak to calls their stuff 'Mickey Mouse' :eek:

    It's hard to explain but the flush and overflow all-in-one unit was such that it had to touch one of the retaining bolts that goes through the cistern to bolt it to the pan. This was causing one side to be tilted up by a fraction of a mm, just enough to cause a leak. Also, the rubber seal at the bottom of the flush unit was only just big enough to seal it, if it wasn't exactly centre - leak. Also the retaining plastic back nut had to be just the right pressure :rolleyes:

    So after much mucking around with that I finally got it to not leak, then the plumbing started leaking - and was a real pig to sort out....
     
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    Haven't even started looking for these yet, must get on with that though, if anyone has any pointers let me know...

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    Gutted! :( Any luck getting it fixed? I hate it when you finally start seeing the finish line with a project like this then something basic stuffs it up for you just to stop you getting too excited! Something similar happened to me when I wired the living room - I managed to break a cable, minutes before the plasterer was going to start - so I feel your pain!
     
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    Yeah I managed to fix it, although I haven't afixed the loo to the floor yet so I'll have to undo the offending connection again at some point - not looking forward to that!

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    Boxing out the pipes.

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    Nearly finished the tiling 'round the TV.

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    What's going in that hole in your stud wall? Please say it's another telly :devil:
     

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