HELP WITH REPLACING A FLEXIHOSE CONNECTING TO CISTERN PLEASE

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  1. PHIL269

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    Hi,
    Would be very grateful for some advice please.
    The flexihose connecting to my toilet cistern is leaking from its metal collar
    at cistern connection end.
    Need to replace but have 2 problems.

    1.The stop cock tap under kitchen sink is very stiff and unable to turn.
    2. Have bought a replacement flexihose but at the end where it connects
    to water mains it has a compression connection.
    Can I use the existing connection after unscrewing or do I have to replace
    the olive and if so how do you remove it and install new one that comes with flexihose.
    Thanks,
    Phil.
     
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  3. 1. If the supply to the cistern is mains fed then either locate the external stopcock and close it or open & close the internal one - it might just free up.

    2. You may be able to re-use the existing olive and backnut - depends on how the original hose was fitted. It's always better to remove the old fitting completely. A pair of grips on the old olive will allow you to remove it providing that it isn't over-tightened onto the pipe. (Or an olive puller)

    If you can't shut off the supply then it may be a case of isolating the supply (freezing is one option) and replacing the internal stopcock.

    It would be a good idea to get the internal stopcock sorted out now - rather than in an emergency when you have uncontrolled mains water
     
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