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Swapping stop tap head.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by XanderHarris, 23 Sep 2021.

  1. XanderHarris

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    This stop tap looks like it has had a poor repair in it in the past. Could I change just the head of this stop tap? If swap the full valve the distance the olives on the pipe maybe different.
     

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    Those are both wrong, you need to know what size each pipe is.

    Andy
     
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    It's 25mm to 15mm I am hoping to just change the valve head not the whole body. Is this usually doable?
     
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    Sometimes, but not always if the threads on the head are different. Is there any markings on the valve body. That nut on the 15mm end looks cockeyed in the photo.
     
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    If you only want to change it because it's leaking, maybe tightening the gland nut will stop it.
     
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    Thanks it looks like someone has had the body out before with the PTFE around it.
     
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    It says en1213 on the valve that's in
     
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    What about the nut, anything printed on that? If it’s 25mm x 15mm you could get a direct replacement and shut off outside if doable?
     
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    Do you mean change the full valve? I was hoping to split the valve and change the body.
     
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    Yes, but if you can’t swap the innards, then it should be easier in the long run.
     
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