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    how do you turn a spot cock off

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    Isolate mains water feed to property. In order to do this, you need to know where your mains water supply stopcock is (if in doubt contact a plumber or neighbour). They are usually located under the kitchen sink but for older properties such as in London, they are commonly found under the staircase on the ground floor.
    ? Once you have located the mains water stopcock to property, you need to turn it off which often is easier said than done. These stopcocks are normally of a brass construction and tend to seize very easily.
    ? You will need to first spray the stopcock with WD 40 or some other type of lubricant. If you don’t have WD 40 or a similar lubricant (which is preferred) you can use ordinary cooking oil (that’s it, ordinary cooking oil but be careful otherwise you could make a mess by using this option).
    ? Once you have sprayed/lubricated the stopcock, it will be easier for you to turn it off.
    ? You need to turn it off in a clockwise direction (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN).
    ? If the stopcock is stiff to turn off, you will need to be VERY CAREFUL as mentioned above, these stopcocks are often made of brass or other similar soft metals and YOU DO NOT want it to snap.
    ? As you turn slightly clockwise, it often becomes very stiff to turn by hand, STOP turning clockwise and turn the tap anti-clockwise to loosen it, re-spray/lubricate again and repeat previous action. Each time the action is repeated, you should be able to turn the stopcock more and more
    ? Turn on the kitchen tap (cold water only) and after a few seconds the water should stop. THAT’S IT!


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    If your are intend-en to replace a tap washer. Tap leaking when off. turn all taps on Hot and cold .Remember turn boiler off if on to protect heater. find stopcock turn it clockwise .check taps no water should running undo faulty tap lift cap need screw driver to loosing screw  use an adjustable spanner unscrew valve anti clockwise lift out replace washer assemble valve tighten replace screw with screw driver. turn stopcock check water running alright. turn off taps turn boiler on. finished .



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