Discuss Can i use a ball lever as mains stopcock in the Plumbing Forum area at PlumbersForums.net
Personally I always added them rather than replaced. The lever gave a quick easy on/off but ultimately the BS1010 with a rubber washer will prove more usable/reliable over long periods IMO.Hi,
Is it OK to use a ball lever as a mains stopcock? ive read a few old threads but none of them seem to have definitive answer! also can you use plastic / push fit off a mains stopcock or does it have to be copper?
Having installed many surestops many elderly still do not have the strength to operate them. A lever is pulled about the moment of closure and is a sphere. A surestop takes great 'point' pressure from a thumb which many just can't do. Sorry, BYP but I'm a pragmatistWhy do you want to use a lever valve? If it’s because they are easier to turn for the elderly, then I would install a surestop if it’s possible.
See attached photo. They don’t own the stoptap but they are responsible for enforcing the water regulations and may legally ask for it to be removed if they are not happy with the fitting if it contravenes the regulations.Nah , they dont own the stoptap .
Personally I think they think down the lines of the “lever arms” have not been around to “stand the test of time “ .
Unless the full link isnt working and there’s something else , it says Yes !!
Quite right Jon. Oh and telling them to remove it would directly contravene their mandate so they waste water! Bl00dy rules!Unless the full link isnt working and there’s something else , it says Yes !!
I would love to see the waterboard tell some of my customers their lever arm is coming out !!
I have spent years telling and training them to turn off their water when they go away , they love em and use them because its easy . Go back to stop taps and they wouldn’t bother lol .