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diyphildiy

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:57 pm Reply with quote

Gents,

There's a problem with the stop cock in the street which means it is impossible to use it to stop the water supply coming into my house. I've got a problem with the pipework between the external and internal stop cocks, so need to cut the water off in the street.

Am I correct to think that my local water provider(Porstmouth Water) is responsible for the stop cock in the street? I already know that everything on 'my side' of the stop cock is my responsibility, but am unsure about the tap itself.

The bloody thing looks like its come out of the arc, so all the thread pitches are different to anything I can get in a plumbers merchants.

Cheers for any advice,
Phil
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tamz

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:07 am Reply with quote

Water authority are responsible for the valve on the street. It comes directly off the main.
Ring them up to get it fixed.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:09 am Reply with quote

Try ringing your water co. They should change it for you. They will change it round these parts (Bristol), if its knackered.

Give them some bull about the pipe under your garden leaking, and wasting lots of water. Usually gets a much quicker response. icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:28 am Reply with quote

diyphildiy wrote:
all the thread pitches are different to anything I can get in a plumbers merchants.

How do you know this, if the stop cock is the one directly connected to the water company's supply?
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diyphildiy

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:42 pm Reply with quote

Thanks guys, i'll call em. I guessed it was probably something the water authority would take ownership of.

Goldberg:

It came apart in my hand when I tried to turn it off! I fudged it back together, but it needs sorting properly, hence my query...I could see it getting expensive if the pavement needd digging up etc...

Phil
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nicknox

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:54 pm Reply with quote

Give em a call, they'll tell you which way or another. Portsmouth Water are normally very good.
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