Tag Archives: valves

Radiators come on with the hot water – why?

If your radiators come on when you open a hot tap, you probably have a faulty diverter valve or motorised valve. These valves control whether your boiler heats the radiators or water for the hot taps. Which one you have … Continue reading

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Equilibrium ball valve

An equilibrium ball valve is a type of ball valve which utilises the pressure of the incoming water to help close the valve. Contents – equilibrium ball valve Overview Types Overview In a standard ball valve, the incoming water enters … Continue reading

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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. However, in some homes … Continue reading

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