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Rick Ridley

Rick Ridley

UK Heating Engineer

1,561 satisfied customers

30 Years on the tools, now retired, Ex CORGI

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Chamberlain Maintenance

Plumber

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Qualified Plumber with over 17 years experience in Domestic & Commercial plumbing.

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Plumbing and Heating expert with 25+ years experience, 21+yrs self employed as a contractor.

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Ardent Engineering

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Registered Gas Installer

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Dan_Robinson

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Owner and Director of Jennings Heating Ltd. Registered to work with Gas and High pressure hot water systems.

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Elliott Oxton

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UK plumbing has many unique challenges, including two-faucet sinks, complicated shower installations with multiple buttons and dials, and toilet tanks mounted to the wall near the ceiling.  


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No plumbing problem is too difficult for the Experts


UK plumbing Experts have solved thousands of problems, such as:  


  • I have an Ideal Combi Logic boiler showing the L3 fault, and I’m trying to determine what the issue may be and if I can fix it myself.  
  • I have a Megaflow hot water system, and the red expansion vessel started losing pressure two days ago. It looks like there is a leak somewhere in the system.    
  • I've got a Glowworm Ultracom 24cxi which has an F28 fault. I’ve tried resetting it a few times but that doesn’t help.  
  • I want to replace the normal toilet in my flat with a Saniflo-type toilet. But I have just discovered this is not permitted. Any other ideas?    
  • What is causing tiny rust marks on my clothes when I wash them in a brand-new washing machine?  

When you consult with a UK Plumbing Expert, be prepared to answer these questions first:  


  • How long has the problem existed?  
  • Are you doing the work yourself?  
  • What have you already tried?  

With this information in hand, the Expert can resolve your problem promptly and efficiently.