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Check valves and non-return valves

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) point out the main differences

The dangers of lead solder

Where the illegal use of lead based solder is found by water suppliers who enforce the Water Fittings Regulations, they will require the installation to be cleared of all joints containing lead solder at the installer's cost.

Altecnic releases two new issues of Idronics UK

Altecnic, the UK's leading supplier of hydronic solutions and part of the Caleffi Group, has released two new issues of ‘Idronics UK’, a technical publication for members of the plumbing and heating industry

”Don’t be douche about douches”

“With the increasing popularity of hand-showers in the UK, it is vital installers know the risks of fitting a personal hygiene device incorrectly and how to prevent backsyphonage,” according to Gareth Harris, manager of Water Industry Approved Plumbers’ Scheme.

JTL Ambassadors spread good news about apprenticeships

Young people told about the benefits of a career in electrical, plumbing and heating.

Safe electrics: The hidden dangers 

With the growing prevalence and importance of electrics in modern gas boilers, electrical safety has become a hot topic in the heating industry. Neil Macdonald, technical manager at the HHIC, looks further at considerations that need to be made.

Viewpoint: Consider more than carbon intensity

Martyn Bridges from Worcester Bosch digests a latest report calling for the end of gas-fired boilers.

Allowing for pipe expansion helps avoid leaks

HPM technical expert John Love explores the key considerations when designing or installing a piping system, in particular to allow for pipe expansion

Baxi’s lockdown learning supports electrical safety

In response to upcoming changes that require Gas Safe engineers to self-validate that they can safely isolate the electrical supply to a gas appliance, Baxi has created a series of lockdown learning videos covering electrical boiler safety.