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ahhh water wont switch off... :(

whack

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trying to fit the dishwasher in the kitchen and cant get the bloody stopcok turned enough to switch off the water to the taps. It is a cold water feed so have got a y connector that I am going to connect to where the cold feed goes off to the washing machine. Any of u guys know a simple way of switching off th water>?? cheers
 

Rs2k_Rider

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do you not have a shut off valve on the washing machine connector tap ? turn it off there, connect Y connector where pipe comes off the connector, then connect pipes to Y connector ?

If no cut off valve there, then thats your first mistake. lol

If your main stopcock is fubberd mate, id get a plummer in to replace it asap... there should be a main stopcock outside the house...front or rear. you will have to turn water off there, then replace the stopcock.
 

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You should be able to turn it off in the street outside your house.
Either that or turn it off the best you can inside and open a tap below the level of the point you're working on to release any water that's passing.

Curly
 

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yeah its turned as far as it can go clockwise... cant get it any further round and there is still low pressure water coming through. On the washing machine connector tap there isnt a handle on it so I cant turn it, even with a pair of pliers gripping it, it still wont go round to block it off there.... :(
 
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You need stopcock replacing.
If you cant turn off outside (usually in footpath outside your house) then freezing may be an option, You can buy spray to freeze for an hour or so.
 

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yeah its turned as far as it can go clockwise... cant get it any further round and there is still low pressure water coming through. On the washing machine connector tap there isnt a handle on it so I cant turn it, even with a pair of pliers gripping it, it still wont go round to block it off there.... :(
are you near glasgow if so will help you if not sorry .
you can always turn of in street
 

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no sorry buddy down in blaydon near Gateshead- thanx for the offer anyway :) think have got it sorted... THINK being the operative word.. :) Thanx for ur help guys
 

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no sorry buddy down in blaydon near Gateshead- thanx for the offer anyway :) think have got it sorted... THINK being the operative word.. :) Thanx for ur help guys
Just in case m8..............





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