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Change hot water tap washer on bathroom tap

fus10n

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 :D
 

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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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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?

Is it a combi boiler or system boiler you have m8?

And yes if you can trace which pipe gets hot when you turn on the hot tap in question you may find a valve to isolate it,failing that you may need to isolate the cold feed to the boiler if it is a combi.
 

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Is it a combi boiler or system boiler you have m8?

And yes if you can trace which pipe gets hot when you turn on the hot tap in question you may find a valve to isolate it,failing that you may need to isolate the cold feed to the boiler if it is a combi.
Its a combi, and all the others APART from the hot water pipe have an valve to turn it off! So i think it looks like i will have to turn of the cold water feed to the system!
 

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Its a combi, and all the others APART from the hot water pipe have an valve to turn it off! So i think it looks like i will have to turn of the cold water feed to the system!

Thats a shame :(
Just turn off the supply to the combi so,and make sure boiler is off