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Matt0029

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I worked at a house where the internal stop tap was passing. But could isolate in the road. Access to the internal tap for swapping the whole valve isn't great. It it usually ok to split the valve and just change the head? Or even the washer? Thanks
 

Matt0029

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Thanks so the heads are usually the same size? Is it a box spanner job to remove? I was looking at possibly a tap spanner if not.
 

ShaunCorbs

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The moden ish ones yes and if the screw on the handle isn’t stuck then either box would be better
 

Matt0029

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So all been well it should just screw out and swap over like that. The body length of the old stop tap does look slightly longer.
 

Matt0029

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Thanks that little washer on the body doesn't seem like much to hold mains pressure? Is there a possibility of just changing the actual black stop tap washer if there is a problem swapping the body?
 

WC1

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I'd go for changing the washer only of possible, bit of paste putting the tap back together. Change the body as a last resort.
 

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