Tag Archives: cold water

Stopcock

A stopcock, or stop valve or stop tap, is an inline valve which controls the water supply to a property. It is usually located on or near the rising main, and usually under the kitchen sink, although in some homes … Continue reading

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Rising main

The rising main is a pipe in the home which delivers fresh mains water to the highest part of the plumbing system, most likely the cold water storage cistern in the loft. It will also supply the feed and expansion cistern, if there is one … Continue reading

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Cold water storage cistern

The cold water storage cistern, often referred to as the cold water tank, is an important part of a gravity-fed domestic water system. It supplies cold water to the hot water cylinder, and to potentially every cold water outlet in the home, … Continue reading

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