Water tank overflow dripping - any advice?

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  1. helpagal

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    One of the overflow pipes from the water tank is dripping (has been for a few weeks now). I've been in the loft and can see 2 pipes going out but the 1 that is dripping doesn't seem to be coming directly from the tank. The water level is just below 40 gallons. I'm struggling to get round the tank to work exactly where this pipe is leading to so before I risk my life and look round, does anyone think it might be the float valve?
     
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    turn off your mains water and go up in the loft with a bucket, a jug, 2 pipe wrenches and a new ball valve. When you find your tank(s) have a look in them and see which one is filled up to the bottom of a pipe outlet, this is the leaking one. Undo the nut on the ball valve inside the tank and do the same on the new one then just scoop out some of the water to get it to a decent level and screw the new ball valve on....no leaks and no problems, just don't forget to turn the water back on. If this dont cure it we can get technical :D
     
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