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replacing kitchen sink amateur

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by miltshark, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. miltshark

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    Hi All

    Looking for a spot of advice please

    My parents have an old kitchen and not a lot of money. Looking to replace ageing sink unit next week and have got one from B & Q and some nice worktop. My question is about when I replace / undo the taps. I know I need to turn the stopcock off and run off the water but do we need to turn boiler off too - they have a combination ideal response se boiler and I know that when, in the past the pressure has dropped the boiler switches down until it is re pressurised anyway - so is turning boiler off best option and if so is it easy to turn back on or would it just drain down as it does when pressure drops in which case I can just fix sink then turn stopcock on and re pressurise hope this makes sense

    many thanks

    Karl
     
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    Turn the water off at the stopcock, and switch the boiler off too.
    When you remove the taps you'll get a bit of residual water draining down, but not much.
    As your boiler is a combi, the hot water tap can be treated in the same way as the cold. The boiler pressure won't be affected - this is only relevant on the central heating side.
    John :)
     
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