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Is there a way to shut the water off to the kitchen taps?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by bettz1, 20 Oct 2019.

  1. bettz1

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    Long story short one of my tap valves is knackered

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    Which means i cant turn the water on at the mains without it creating a swimming pool in my kitchen :LOL:. I can't see any isolation valves under the sink only the main shut off

    The main shut off in blue

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    Dishwasher shut off & outside tap
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    Washing machine shut off
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    Should there be a way to turn the water off just to the kitchen taps?:whistle:

    Not sure what this is
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    You could argue there should be but unfortunately there isn't. The bottom picture is a pressure reducing valve.
     
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    Would i be able to buy a blanking cap or something to stop the water for a day? it'll prob just come out the spout part if there was
     
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    Nothing obvious/easy that I can see, it doesn't help with all the solder fittings.
     
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    If you are going to buy a cap, why not just buy the part?

    It can be annoying trying to buy the individual cartridge, as the spindle can differate (if there is such a word :) )
    Just buy a repair kit and change both,if necessary. Something like this will be available at a plumbers merchant or shed.

    The Home Store Lever Head Tap Conversion Kit (Pair) 1/2" 1/4 Turn Meal Chrome Head including Valves

    Lever Basin Tap Reviver Kit 1/2" (Toolstation - probably open today)
     
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    Fit an isolation valve to hot and cold supply pipes going to the tap. Then repair or replace the tap.
     
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    All looks a bit tight, particularly for a novice.
     
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    Didn't say it would be easy:LOL::LOL:
     
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    The OP has got 15 mins from now to dash to Toolstation. When he gets home he will be able to sort in 15 minutes.




    If they have stock.................
     
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    How did you manage to take the tap cartridge in your pic out without turning the water off ?
     
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    He turned the mains off Ian. Now he can't put mains back on as taps in bits.
     
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    Ah get it now didnt see that bit cheers Terry
     
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    Haha just got bk just picked these up. Is it worth changing them both or should it be okay just changing the knackered one

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/flomasta...TndzC2_8vV9JBKoiCmB-uDJxV4L64qNAaAtvDEALw_wcB

    They've done the job the spout is still leaking so I've put some plumbers mate round it and it's stopped only thing I had

    Hour later and it's still leaking bloody thing, I'll try a bit of loctite 55 2mos round the new o rings IMG_20191020_184424.jpg
     
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    You have misdiagnosed, mate.


    The problem with the tap is the "O" ring - the new cartridges were never going to sort that.

    The problem is identifiying the exact size of "O" ring - and you need to know the exact make and model, or buy a pack of rings to compare.

    When I was SE, I refused these jobs the punter sourced the washer, as they always came bouncing back.

    There will be a grub screw somewhere at the back.Loosen that off and firmly pull the spout up and out to reveal a spigot with two washers. As a DIYer, you could try some silicon grease.
     
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    The O rings were all new as well. The cold tap cartridge was def knackered

    I've no grub screw at the back.I've definitely got the right model O rings

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