No hot water coming through

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by donblue, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. donblue

    donblue New Member

    I turned off the stopcock for my hot water while I looked at a dripping tap.
    Now when I turn it back on there's no water coming through.
    Could it be stuck in the off position and how could I remedy it?
    Thanks D
     
  2. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    It shouldn’t have a stopcock on hot water pipe (as rubber washer would eventually deteriorate), but you probably mean a red headed gate valve I guess?
    Gate valves break and seize off and need replaced. Stopcocks sometimes have stuck washer.
    Replace with full flow lever valve
     
  3. donblue

    donblue New Member

    Red headed gate valve is right!
    OK, thanks for your help.
     
  4. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    Terrible valves on domestic water. The gate inside them seizes in off position and/or the threaded part of the spindle snaps off and the wheel head just spins.
    Usually all you can do is replace valve.
    Easiest way might be an identical replacement, but to ensure you have a reliable valve for future I would just change to a full flow lever valve. Easy 1/4 turn also an advantage.
     
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  5. nigel willson

    nigel willson Screwfix Select

    When replacing the said valve , remember there is a tank of cold water the other side
     
  6. donblue

    donblue New Member

    Great!
    Thank you both for your advice.
    I'll remember the cold water tank
     

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