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Suzan

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Hey guys

Switched off boiler + water. Somehow almost broke my ass trying to undo the old sink and drilled holes for the new one... I looked at the tap and I was like... ? I'm not used to this connection. Any ideas before I have a breakdown? Thanks :(

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ah man I wish it was something I could do now. No water again -_- why can't Screwfix be open 24/7? I'd go there and grab one.. If somewhere was open I'd bloody buy it :( thanks...
 

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ah man I wish it was something I could do now. No water again -_- why can't Screwfix be open 24/7? I'd go there and grab one.. If somewhere was open I'd bloody buy it :( thanks...
Suzan, if you're going to be tackling more jobs to save having no water, you may want to purchase some stop ends?
E.g.: https://www.screwfix.com/p/pegler-brass-compression-stop-end-15mm/3519g

https://www.screwfix.com/p/pegler-brass-compression-stop-end-22mm/6428g

https://www.screwfix.com/p/jg-speedfit-plastic-push-fit-stop-ends-15mm-2-pack/94176
 
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Thanks .. how would that fit on the end of the current connection tho? :(
 

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Thanks .. how would that fit on the end of the current connection tho? :(
Undo the bottom nut, separate the 15mm stop end and use the blank part and screw into bottom nut and tighten, water on job temp done
 

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Personally. If the water is going to be on and off the you should also fit some full bore isolation valves.
 
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Doing that. Didn't tighten it strong enough where the olive nut and copper was and burst off towels ready for round 2
 

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Doing that. Didn't tighten it strong enough where the olive nut and copper was and burst off towels ready for round 2
Does the olive fit nicely or is it really loose? It could be old pipework?
 

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