how do i cut and temp blank off my kitchen sink supply?
I'm ripping out my old kitchen including the sink unit and plan to fit the new sink myself . I have a 15 mm pipe cutter and would appreciate a run down on how to cut and temporary blank the ends of the copper pipes that feed the sink taps to allow me to take out the old before attaching the new . cheers
Asked By: Carl - 3/23/2011
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If you shut off the hot & cold supply to the sink then disconnect the pipes at the tap connectors you now have the option to fit ball valve isolators or service valves as they are sometimes called. this allows you restore supply to the rest of the property whilst you work in the kitchen. However you can strip the taps... More
Answered By: jules - 3/23/2011
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Pop to your local hardware store and get a blanking thingy (can't remember what its called!!) Turn off water, cut pipe, stick blanking thingy in and turn water back on - sorted! They only cost a couple of pounds.
Answered By: Sal*UK - 3/23/2011
You can buy a copper end cap that you solder onto the end of the pipe. You cut it off and then attach your new fittings. You could also put two shut off valves on the end of your cut pipes and use those to stop the water during renovations.
Answered By: tinman97prn - 3/23/2011
Now is a good time to install shut off valves so the next time you want to work on your sink water supply you won't have to shut off anything other than the supply to the sink. Get compression fittings for each pipe that provide a threaded connection. Also buy two shut off valves in the complementary threading to... More
Answered By: John M - 3/23/2011
if your going to replace it , get 2 - 15m/m valves , cut the pipe and tighten the valve onto the pipe this will mean you can turn the water on again and the pipes are off... More
Answered By: Harry - 3/23/2011
Firstly you don`t have to blank off your mains supply,some where under the sink or close by there should be a turn off/on tap to your mains.Once you have found it turn it off then you can carry on installing your kitchen units.
Answered By: big owl - 3/26/2011
what you will need is two renches / shifter/ adjustables 2 of them any 2 just depends what you cal them. two compression isolation( service) valves at 15mm just turn the water of as it comes in the house run both the hot and cold from the lowes point in you house probbly kitchen sink. then cut off the pipe leaving... More
Answered By: CALLUM W - 3/27/2011
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