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Edwardian Flat Loft Cold Water Tank Ballcock

Postby lennich » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:52 am

Ballcock valve leaking so I intended to replace the mechanism i.e.valve and ball with a part two version. Bought the part thinking all these are standard as every example I've seen on the web has a male connector.

Unfortunately I found that my very old tank had a mechanism with a female connector. I have been unable to source such a replacement. Anyone know somewhere I can get one?

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Len
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Postby Plumbog » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi Len

Do you have any images of the existing one?
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Postby lennich » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:42 pm

[attachment=0]OldWaterValve.jpeg[/attachment]Hi
[quote]Do you have any images of the existing one?[/quote]

I do. I've taken the arm from a new part one device and replaced the washer. The old valve operates pretty much like a modern part one device except that the plastic cone thing which rests against the washer when closed is not present. A metal equivalent is a solid part of the water inlet pipe i.e.the pipe ends with a brass item soldered to the lead pipe. The brass item includes an inline valve to shut off water flow when working on the system.
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