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    The moral is that it's good to know where working stop cock is.
    Make it happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulplumb View Post
    That's savage. I'd love to hear the plumbers side of the story.
    "Came off in me hand Guv."

    Could have been worse,, Hot water.

    From the evidence it looked like a tap change then when he turned the water back on the stop tap head unscrewed , 15secs in he emerges with what looks like a valve head.

    He Should have opened the tap to relieve some of the pressure.
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    Apparently the plumber didn't want to pay $150 to turn the water off (somewhere in the states)
    I did feel sorry for him when I saw it earlier, but if the above is true, what a muppet

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    bugger that..

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    No problems with pressure and flow there then! Wonder if he got paid!

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    That is some serious pressure. Hope his insurance was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyswamp View Post
    Apparently the plumber didn't want to pay $150 to turn the water off (somewhere in the states)
    I did feel sorry for him when I saw it earlier, but if the above is true, what a muppet
    Surely the flat should have some means of water isolation in place...!?
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    Ive actually done that myself. Some years ago now. The woman told me she had turned the water off outside but she hadnt or she`d got the wrong stoptap. Then the sink taps were the wrong way round, so I thought the mains was down to low pressure, when actually what I was getting through was the hot water that was now running cold. I was trying to change the head on the stopcock in that exact same location and ended up on my side lying in freezing cold water. Fortunately I had the wit to tell the customer to call the fire brigade, who got the stopcock head back on for me. The thing is, the longer you are trying to get the head back in, the colder your hands are getting and soon they are really cold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    Ive actually done that myself. Some years ago now. The woman told me she had turned the water off outside but she hadnt or she`d got the wrong stoptap. Then the sink taps were the wrong way round, so I thought the mains was down to low pressure, when actually what I was getting through was the hot water that was now running cold. I was trying to change the head on the stopcock in that exact same location and ended up on my side lying in freezing cold water. Fortunately I had the wit to tell the customer to call the fire brigade, who got the stopcock head back on for me. The thing is, the longer you are trying to get the head back in, the colder your hands are getting and soon they are really cold!

    That's a proper school boy error.
    Don't take it personally, I'm always like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    Ive actually done that myself. Some years ago now. The woman told me she had turned the water off outside but she hadnt or she`d got the wrong stoptap. Then the sink taps were the wrong way round, so I thought the mains was down to low pressure, when actually what I was getting through was the hot water that was now running cold. I was trying to change the head on the stopcock in that exact same location and ended up on my side lying in freezing cold water. Fortunately I had the wit to tell the customer to call the fire brigade, who got the stopcock head back on for me. The thing is, the longer you are trying to get the head back in, the colder your hands are getting and soon they are really cold!
    wtf why did you have to call the fire squad,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs View Post
    wtf why did you have to call the fire squad,
    Probably to see if any of them were plumbers.
    Don't take it personally, I'm always like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo21 View Post
    Probably to see if any of them were plumbers.
    or to bring there boat, should of just called lame out
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