Plumbing help! I need to turn off the stopcock outside my house so I can replace a leaking stopcock where the mains enters the house. Problem is that at sometime in the past, the handle has sheared/broken off the stopcock outside, and I have no way of turning it off. I turned to the water board for them to replace the damaged stopcock, only to find that being an ex-council house, it wasn't their responsibility (The one that the Water board own controls the whole row of houses, so by turning that off, about 6 houses would be without water). Does anyone out there know of a way to fix a new "handle" to the spindle in situ (bearing in mind its about 14" down a 4" tube), or is my only option to replace it? I'd rather not have to turn off the whole row of houses while I repair it, so to bodge it somehow would be the better option!