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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:01 pm 
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Hi Everyone
Desperation here :cb I am a pensioner and not very handy and I live alone and am in dire need of some advice I hope someone can help...soon!
My kitchen tap is actually screaming would you believe and not only when I turn it on but for no reason and then a little water runs then stops. The cold tap, when I turn it on groans and shudders...am I haunted?....kidding honest!
I live in a block of flats and worry my neighbours will hear, it is sooo loud, so I need to know can I turn my water off overnight, I shudder to think how this will sound through the night. I have a combi boiler so will I need to switch the whole boiler off before shutting the water off? Is the problem probably with the tap its self and will need replacing.
No one else has this problem, my sister lives in the block too and has no problem.
Sorry for being so long winded I didn't know how much info was needed.
I really hope someone is out there tonight....I don't know what to do
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Kay :dunno:


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Does the noise come when you open a tap (hot or cold) or when the tap is close and not being used.

Next time it make a noise rush to the loo and check that.

A little bit more info may help.

A mod will move your post to the plumbing forum if we ask them nicely.



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Hi
Thanks for getting back so quickly.
It is a mixer tap in my kitchen and it screams both when in use and also when not in use.

I am assuming (dangerous I know to assume :roll: ) that it might be the washer or something that's gone, however my
immediate problem is to stop the noise overnight so can I turn off the stopcock and must I turn off the combi boiler before I do?
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Is there an isolation valve under the sink in the cupboard?

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If yes, you could turn it to 90 degrees and it would turn the water off to the tap....saves cutting the whole house off.

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Taps cant make a noise if they are turned of and not letting by. Have you checkeked the wc valve.
Turn the main stopcock off is perhaps the easest way tonight. Boiler should be fine but yoi turn it off electrically if you wish



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Yes there does seem to be an isolation valve with a black key on it, its attached to the cold inlet, its the only one there.

So turn it 90 degrees left or right?

Sorry to be so stupid...I used to have a husband for all this :cb but I am learning with the help of all you good people.

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It may go either way but only turn it a quarter turn to off.
Sorry out all day but may be able to get on with the mobile phone.


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