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Isolator Valves or Not

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Georgie73, 13 Feb 2016.

  1. Georgie73

    Georgie73

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    Hi

    I've just been doing a shopping list with the plumber for my bathroom. I suggested the tails for taps which have the isolator valves on them. He said waste of money and that I don't need them.

    Surely I need isolator valves, if not on the tails, shouldn't I at least have one on the copper pipe leading up to the tap?

    His argument is that if I need to shut the water off, I simply turn my boiler off - is this correct?
     
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    Best practice to always fit isolation valves
     
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    As danstace says. Best practice to fit them. But from your post I get the feeling you are referring to flexible connectors with built in isolation valves. I would avoid these and get some decent quality isolation valves. Pegler are good
     
  5. Georgie73

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    Yes, flexibles with built in isolation valves.

    So am I best to have the isolation valve fitted before the flexi? I would have thought this would be a good idea if I ever want to change my taps or if a washer goes?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Ah good spot George , yes deffinatly never fit flexis
     
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