Hi i'm new to all this DIY, I want to remove an old bath to get the tiles off the wall underneath etc, I know how to turn off the cold water but how do you stop the hot tap with a combi boiler no tank??? Im not planning in installing the new bath yet but need to turn water back on for general use. I thought icould reconnect the taps after and just leave them hanging till its time to put in new bath
thanks for getting back so fast, i understand that turning off the cold will stop the hot water as well but we need to turn the water back on as we live in our house! can i just add so stop valve things to the end of the pipes where to taps were?????
i have recently fitted a combi boiler and i fitted an isolator valve on the mains feed to the boiler precisely for this reason. you might want to consider it also.
simply turn off the mains at the stop cock, identify the cold main pipe feeding the boiler, cut into it then insert a ball-o-fix. takes minutes. you can now isolate the supply to the boiler and turn the main back on. and your heating will still function as normal.
more simply, whilst the main is off you could add a 22mm isolator valve to the hot (and cold whilst you are at it) pipes directly feeding the bath. you are probably going to want to do this anyway at some point during the refurb. i assume from the nature of your query that the existing installation does not have isolators.