DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Leaking kitchen tap: can't find my stop valve to isolate water supply

Postby DanielDeronda » Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:46 pm


I've had a dripping tap in my kitchen for a couple of weeks now, but I've still not been able to locate the stop valve to isolate the water supply, so the plumber can replace the mixer tap to stop the drip.

I live in a flat & in the survey I did when I bought the property, it says there's only 1 (in the bathroom). I've turned this off but it only isolates the supply for the bathroom, not the kitchen as well.

I got in a plumber & even they couldn't identify where it could be. We looked in the kitchen, outside of my flat in communal areas. Is there anywhere else it may be?

It's just a bit annoying, but is not leaking under the sink, so not to the property below.

I'm a bit baffled on why I can't find another stop valve, as there is definitely one, as I had another leak that got fixed a number of years ago.

Any ideas? as I'd really like to get this fixed :)

Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:43 pm


Simply Build It

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics