Change a ball valve: how-to guide

Knowing how to change a ball valve is probably one of the most useful DIY skills you can have. If you’ve got a leaking or dripping overflow pipe, having this skill can save you a fortune from an emergency plumber call out. How to change a ball valve on a loft tank Isolate the cistern … Read more

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 need to isolate the cistern for repair or maintenance, this guide has got you covered. Turn off the isolation valve near the toilet cistern This is the fastest way to shut off the water supply, … Read more

Part 3 ball valve: what is it & how does it work?

A Part 3 ball valve or diaphragm ball valve is a ball valve made to British Standard specification 1212, Part 3. It consists of a plunger and a diaphragm washer inside a plastic housing. The plunger is partly visible and protrudes from the face of the valve. Water enters the cistern via small plastic spout on … Read more

Part 2 ball valve: what is it & how does it work?

A Part 2 ball valve or diaphragm ball valve is a ball valve made to British Standard specification 1212, Part 2. It consists of a plunger and a diaphragm washer which are both situated inside a brass housing. The plunger is partly visible and protrudes from the face of the valve. Water enters the cistern via … Read more

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