I'll be replacing the worn stopcock in my house prior to fitting a new kitchen. Can anyone please advise the typical diameter of the water supply pipe this will connect to, I've seen stopcocks to fit 25mm and 28 mm supply pipes. The house is late 60's, will the supply pipe be in imperial size ?
The problem is the stopcock sits so low to the ground (only about 1" above it) and with the build up of dirt etc over the years, I can't actually see the supply pipe and as usual it's not in easiest of places to get decent access to. I'll probably have to remove a cupboard to get access to it and then I'll be able to find out a bit more.
Was speaking to a neighbour who had a plumber out a year ago to look at their stopcock. Because it is so close to the ground he was reluctant to replace it, in case he didn't have enough to connect to when he removed the stopcock so he simply fitted a new stopcock above the existing one. I may end up doing this in case I run into some real problems (as you suggest....may be brittle) with the supply pipe.