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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:58 am 
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Guys,

It's been a while. I had other disasters to be taking care of.

I have a leaking wash basin tap in the bathroom and I am going to swap out the shut off valve. Today.

I have to stop the water to the flat.

Will this mean that the Underfloor Heating (UFH) goes off?

If so then is it 100% to go back on again after I have replaced the valve?

All help appreciated.

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robertj


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:32 pm 
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UFH will be on its own circuit, pressurised somewhere near the boiler or manifold. Turning off the mains water supply to the basin taps will not affect it.



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It turns out that the stopcock out in the landing cupboard (outside the flat) turns off the cold water only and that inside the flat cupboard there are seven isolation taps for each water outlet, both hot and cold, in the flat. They are difficult to turn off as I would need a long-handled adjustable spanner with a rather thin head.

What is the chance of hot water spurting out if I try to change the valves for the leaking taps? With the stopcock off the cold water taps (and these are the ones that are dripping) give no water so what is the danger of the hot water seam somehow crossing over and gushing out from the cold water taps?

Completer beginner here needing advice.

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This is a different question to the original thread posted.

Basically, and realise we see no pictures and are not on the property, IF turning off a stop cock prevents water from flowing through THE ONE TAP that you intend to repair, then it is safe to go ahead.

Hot water should not flow out of a cold tap under any circumstances. But we are not informed as to whether you have a gravity fed system (or fortic tank) or whether it is a sealed system; what type of boiler/method of heating hot water; etc., etc.

The seven valves in a cupboard really sounds like a UFH manifold, it would be unusual for them to control individual basin taps, but as you are unable to turn each one off in turn to prove this, we are none the wiser.


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