Self Cutting washing machine tap.....

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by bowlingo2, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. bowlingo2

    bowlingo2 New Member

    Hi all,

    I have an Aristion combi boiler in my utility room (next to my back door) and the 15mm and 22mm pipes are very close to the close I cant get a pipe cutting ringing tool around them without battering the wall...

    I am looking to put a water tap on the boilers main water supply 15mm pipe

    I am looking at one of these self cutting taps....


    Has anyone used one?

    If it dosent work then my only option is to chase the wall a bit so I can get a pipe cutter onto the pipe and put a tee compression fitting on?

    For now though if the self cutting tap fails I would need some flexible pipe and compression fittings so I can get the boiler back in action quickly (would have to chase the wall to get cutter round) I would cut the original pipe in 2 places then put a 15mm flexi inbetween...can anyone help me with these fittings?

    I would like to have everything ready at once....self cutting tap, pipe cuttter, chissel and temporary flexi pipe fittings...

    I will also need to know exactly which of the 15mm pipes is the mains water feed?

    This is the boiler...  (I cant see on the manual which of the 15mm pipes is the mains feed)


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  2. hibeealex

    hibeealex Member

    First things first, you say you have a combi boiler than post a picture of a regular boiler which is not a combi so which do you have? if its as shown then you have no mains supply going to it, IF it is a CLAS  combi then there are 2 x15mm  pipes underneath (disregarding the safety) so go to the hot tap run the water see which one gets hot then the other is the cold supply,  why cant you disconnect it from the boiler to get some play in the pipe or use a hacksaw/
    Also thats probably not the best place to tee in but it's your job

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