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Replacing kitchen taps... no hot water cut off under sink...

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Warrenville, 16 Mar 2010.

  1. Warrenville

    Warrenville

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    Hi,

    Trying to tackle my first replacement tap job and have looked at advice on the net and the first thing they mention is to turn off the water supply to both the hot and cold supplies under the sink... but I can only turn off the cold as there is no hot water cut-off under the sink...

    do I have to turn it off nearer the boiler... ?? :cry:

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Rico99

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    Hi there,

    All depends on what hot water system you have.

    If you have a combi boiler, shut off you mains stopcock open the all your hot taps and let it drain.

    If you have a hot water cylinder, there are two ways to go, either shut off your mains and open all hot taps until they run dry, or by the cylinder there should be a gate valve that shuts off the supply of cold water to the bottom of the cylinder, close that and then repeat as above.

    In using any of the baove methods, make sure you fit an isolation valve to the sinks hot supply while empty, then you won't have to go through this again next time you want to change or fix the taps.

    Rico
     
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