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Turning off the hot water supply

Postby kisoro » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:56 pm

I have a dripping hot water tap in an upstairs bathroom that is part of an extension built many years ago. On this floor there are several cupboards along the landing containing pipes with valves, some hot, some cold, one set being close to this particular bathroom, which when opened and closed seem to have no effect. I think Heath Robinson put the whole thing together. I simply don't know where the hot water supply valve to this particular bathroom could be.

Is there somewhere else where I might be able to turn off the hot water supply to enable me to deal with the dripping tap? For instance in the boiler cupboard downstairs?
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Postby Steve the gas » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:49 am


More info please - make/model of boiler.
Copper cylinder or not??

Etc etc
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Postby Skids » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:47 pm

Hi Kisoro

Two options:

1. Combi boiler ~ turn off the boiler, turn off the mains water supply, no hot water, may dribble for a bit.

2. Hot Water Cylinder ~ turn of the cold water feeding the Cylinder ~ no hot water, again, may dribble for a bit more.

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