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spinner121

I would like a professional plumber's advice on this attached image, which shows a mains pressure pipe with tap located above the consumer units.

Is this ok for the legal requirements in the UK?

Can someone let me know what the law is on this matter please? have a link? Thanks all.

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M

Murdoch

Res.Electrician
You won't find a "law" covering this.

BS 7671 the electrical regs won't specifically prohibit it and I doubt you'll find any water regs either.

I certainly wouldn't do it like that now ..

What is your interest?
 
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spinner121

Thank you very much indeed for the response. I was just very surprised to see it done this way.

My interest is safety, and it does not seem to be safe in the event of a water leak from around the tap under pressure.

Is there a simple way you would make this safer? OR redo this somehow?

That way I would be able to sleep at night better!
 
SimonG

SimonG

Plumber
Ideally you would have wanted the stop tap beneath the consumer units in case it had to be worked on. But see it a lot.
 
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spinner121

Yes and there's even more electrical equipment below these two units, mounted on the wall.

Is there anything that anyone would advise to make it better or safer, or am I being overly worried, and should just leave it as is?
 
Pickwickpick

Pickwickpick

Plumber
Gas Engineer
Yep shifting the stopcock to below the consumer units should be a fairly straightforward solution.
 

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