DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Water supply to flat: mains or storage tank

Postby gt1213 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:36 am

I've discovered that the cold water supply to the bathroom in my tenement flat is from a storage tank in the loft. I understand that my kitchen taps will/should be supplied from the mains. However, for peace of mind, can anyone tell me how I can double-check that my kitchen is piped to the mains water supply? The cold water pressure is powerful from the kitchen tap but weak in the bathroom - I assume that might be one indication. If anyone can confirm how I can be certain of this, I'd appreciate it. (Apologies for my ignorance.)
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:13 am


Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:13 pm

Hi gt1313,
Somewhere in you flat there should be a stopcock to turn off the mains water. Find this and turn it off - if water no longer comes out of you kitchen tap you can be pretty sure it’s mains fed.
Regards S
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 5084
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • 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