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Exterior stop-tap

Posted by Jim Cassidy, on
My exterior stop-tap on the main road has seized , so is it dear to have a new one fitted in my driveway, i understand it requires excavation to get to the pipework, i just want to know if it would be very expensive or not.
Rob Waghorn

Rob Waghorn

Jim. If the valve is seized then as the other guys have stated first call should be to the waterboard, any repair/replacement will require a shutdown of the supply and probably mean shutting down of several properties..something the waterboard need to do. Something you may want to bear in mind is going on a meter, they can install it where the current valve is and if in the worse case they will not repair your valve then having a meter fitted will save you money...meters have plastic valves that rarely seize and are maintenance free. And the average metered house pays around £1 per day for water. Robert.
Matthew Naylor

Matthew Naylor

Hello Jim, If you are talking about the stop tap outside the boundary of your property, it is the property and responsibility of your regional water authority and won't cost you a penny to fix. Hope this helps Matthew
Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Hello Jim, It shouldn't cost you any money if it's out of your house boundary. Ie in the path or road. But if it is on your property than we would be looking at £350 to do this works, the cost would be greater if it was found to be in block paving. Regards Michael
Anthony Canning

Anthony Canning

The local water authority will be responsible for the street stop cock. Contact them direct. I am afraid it will be expensive to have one fitted i the drive way Regards Tony
Ian Allen

Ian Allen

Hi, It will not cost anything to fix the existing one if you contact your Water Provider. they will come out first to check it ( Usually within 10 Days of being reported ) & try to free it. If this does not work they will mark it with blue spray paint, this is done for 2 reasons. 1) To let you know they have been 2) For the repair team so they can identify which tap needs replacing. Kind regards, Ian Allen Aquian Plumbing
James Fisher

James Fisher

Hi Jim, This shouldn't cost you a penny as it is property of the water supplier, well should be. You are only responsible for the pipe that is on your side of your property boundary, if the stop valve is located in the street/payvment etc its down to the water supplier to fix it, you just need to report it. Your property should have an internal stop valve for isolating the incoming main to the property. James
Neal Kilkenny

Neal Kilkenny

It sounds like the tap in question is outside the boundary of your home. Therefore it is the responsibility of your water supplier to repair.

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