What's the alternative to a conventional stopcock

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The lead is a green and yellow earth bond. I was worried it looked like a bodge but a plumber who I asked once, said it isn't a problem.
There is a hot water valve underneath it.
lol Lead as in the metal Lead (Pb)
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Bob225 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:20 pm
The lead is a green and yellow earth bond. I was worried it looked like a bodge but a plumber who I asked once, said it isn't a problem.
There is a hot water valve underneath it.
lol Lead as in the metal Lead (Pb)
Bob225 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:20 pm
The lead is a green and yellow earth bond. I was worried it looked like a bodge but a plumber who I asked once, said it isn't a problem.
There is a hot water valve underneath it.
lol Lead as in the metal Lead (Pb)
What do you mean lead metal. I didn't know there was any lead in my flats pipes, its only 42 years old.
I don't understand the jargon, can you explain what 3/4 lead incoming is pls?
I have no tank
Where will the lead weep/leak?
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the pipe at the very top before the first stop cock looks like it is lead. as in the metal lead. back in the day lead was used for water plumbing and many many houses still have incoming lead mains. and by 3/4 lead he means its size. as in 3/4 lead rather than half inch which would be 1/2

and it will not imminently start leaking unless someone goes and disturbs it too often. if its not leaking just leave it be
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fin wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:48 pm
the pipe at the very top before the first stop cock looks like it is lead. as in the metal lead. back in the day lead was used for water plumbing and many many houses still have incoming lead mains. and by 3/4 lead he means its size. as in 3/4 lead rather than half inch which would be 1/2

and it will not imminently start leaking unless someone goes and disturbs it too often. if its not leaking just leave it be
Hi Fin
Doyou mean the pipe coming out of the ceiling?
I checked and doesn't feel like metal it feels like plastic, maybe the paint on it makes it look like lead.
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aye it could just be a trick of the camera. it is most likely plastic. if it is black or blue its plastic. if its a sorta silvery colour its lead.

and yes that pipe

completely standard and nowt to be concerned about
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fin wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:41 pm
aye it could just be a trick of the camera. it is most likely plastic. if it is black or blue its plastic. if its a sorta silvery colour its lead.

and yes that pipe

completely standard and nowt to be concerned about
It looks silvery but it doesn't feel cold enough to be metal.
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you either get black plastic or blue plastic never seen anything else for incoming mains water in plastic. if its silver then it wont be plastic
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regardless though as long as it is dry then your all good
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fin wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:45 pm
regardless though as long as it is dry then your all good
I think its dry, never checked, need tall ladders to get up there.
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