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Kitchen Sink Removal

Postby wyldey » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:07 pm


I've spent all bank holiday ripping out my kitchen... Being a total DIY novice this has proved quite difficult at times... Altho very enjoyable and very rewarding (altho i'm sure it'll be more rewarding when it's completely finished!)

Anyway, I had a few problems along the way which i have overcome with some help from message boards/friends.

The last thing that needs to be removed is the kitchen sink.
I was expecting there to be a valve on the HW and CW supplies which i could just turn then, cut the pipes and remove the sink... Unfortunately, there isn't.
So, i'm guessing i'll have to turn off the mains water... Wherever the valve for that may be!???
And then i'll also need to turn off the hot water... Where i'm guessing that will be next to the HW Cylinder in the airing cupboard????

So assuming i manage to get those both turned off (fingers crossed), can i then cut the copper pipes and put on a valve so when the new kitchen sink gets installed next week it can just be brought out from there?
Will the pressure be too great for the valve?
Would a stop cap be better?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Simply Build It

Postby thedoctor » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:35 pm

Isolation vales are meant for this so no problems there.
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