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    Change hot water tap washer on bathroom tap

    Hey, can anyone advise how I do this? I don't think there is a valve on the hot water tap to turn it off in the bathroom, not that i can see anyway, so how would i stop the water? I have a condenser heating system so could I not find the valve that turn the hot water off on that?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Change hot water tap washer on bathroom tap

    Quote Originally Posted by fus10n View Post
    Hey, can anyone advise how I do this? I don't think there is a valve on the hot water tap to turn it off in the bathroom, not that i can see anyway, so how would i stop the water? I have a condenser heating system so could I not find the valve that turn the hot water off on that?

    Thanks.
    If you have a hot press with a copper cylinder then turn off the supply to the cylinder,usually a valve on the copper pipe feeding it, that will in turn,turn off the hot water supply

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    just turn off the water supply at the main stop cock that enters the property

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoggie View Post
    just turn off the water supply at the main stop cock that enters the property
    And run the problem tap until the water stops flowing and that's it. Good post @smoggie great advice.

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    Re: Change hot water tap washer on bathroom tap

    Last time I tried that the stop-cock was seized solid- I don't think it had been touched for 20 years! THEN I discovered the main feed to the house was lead. I don't live there any more.

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    Re: Change hot water tap washer on bathroom tap

    Quote Originally Posted by miggy View Post
    And run the problem tap until the water stops flowing and that's it. Good post @smoggie great advice.

    Except that will also turn off all the water to the house and in turn may cause airlocks when its turned back on

    If possible always try to isolate the problem area rather then the whole house

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    Re: Change hot water tap washer on bathroom tap

    Quote Originally Posted by wiz569 View Post
    Except that will also turn off all the water to the house and in turn may cause airlocks when its turned back on

    If possible always try to isolate the problem area rather then the whole house
    Without isolator valves wiz the guy has a major problem and no option but to drain that tap.

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    Re: Change hot water tap washer on bathroom tap

    Quote Originally Posted by fus10n View Post
    Hey, can anyone advise how I do this? I don't think there is a valve on the hot water tap to turn it off in the bathroom, not that i can see anyway, so how would i stop the water? I have a condenser heating system so could I not find the valve that turn the hot water off on that?

    Thanks.
    Stuff the tap for now, make sure you can get access to a stop cock of some sort. You'll think so if you get a frozen burst pipe this winter. You'll be able to charge the kids to ice skate in your living room

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    Re: Change hot water tap washer on bathroom tap

    Quote Originally Posted by miggy View Post
    Without isolator valves wiz the guy has a major problem and no option but to drain that tap.

    He asked how to turn off the hot water to the bathroom,I gave him advice,there should be valves either at the cylinder/hot press or at the combi boiler,he shouldnt need to turn off the main water to the house,

    Yes it can be easier even handier at times but it can also cause problems,but sure what would I know,its not like I'm a plumber or anything

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    Theer are plenty valves under the heating system and some pipes go up the way, some are hot so those are my radiators ones. I could find which one by running the hotwater and seeing which ones of the other goes hot when my heating is off?

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