DIY Doctor

why is nothing simple

Postby heps » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:39 am

the plastic washer on my basin has split but on the tap connector there is no service valve on the pipe so i went to the hot water tank found the right gate valve for the hot water turned it off but it did not shut off the hot water supply so i guess the gate tap is not working what can i do i am guessing i need to turn off at the mains coming in and drain the tank down ? do i need to turn the central heating off if i do this and the heating for the hot water tank ?

cheers heps
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:56 am


Simply Build It

Postby alavapint » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:04 pm

Turn your heating off ... turn your mains off ... drain the system down.
Replace your gate valve. Personally I would fit a full bore valve (either just above or below your existing gate valve) as these dont sieze.
Then when you are in your plumbing mode ... fit some service valves on your supplies to your taps.

I often go to do plumbing jobs and the biggest challenge is turning the water off..!
Rank: Tradesman
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:58 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