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How to isolate a toilet cistern – overflow or maintenance

Need to isolate a toilet cistern? Whether your loo is overflowing and the ball valve won’t shut off, or you turn to isolate the cistern for repair or maintenance, this guide has got you covered. Turn off the isolation valve … Continue reading

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Open a drain cock: guide & tips

Need to open a drain cock? Whether you’re draining a hot water cylinder or a radiator, here are a few handy tips which may make the process a little bit easier. How to open a drain cock Ensure the discharge … Continue reading

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Drain the hot water cylinder: how-to guide

Need to drain the hot water cylinder? Whether you need to fit a new immersion heater or replace the cylinder altogether, it’s not a difficult task. However, unlike draining a cold water storage cistern, it cannot be done as easily … Continue reading

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How to drain the cold water tank

Need to drain the cold water tank? It’s not a difficult task, and in most cases you shouldn’t need to go into the loft. Simply do the following: Turn off the mains stopcock, either on the rising main or outside the property. … Continue reading

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