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    G2.8 in the WRAS guide to the regs says 'spherical type valves may also be used in all sizes'
    R2.8 in the WRAS guide to the regs says '[o]ther types of stopvalves and servicing valves may be used provided they conform to an appropriate British or European standard, or the Regulations, and are suitable for the purpose.'.

    This is full bore, rated at PN16, and WRAS approved.

    I think it's suitable. Would you agree?

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    Default Re: Would you agree this valve is suitable for use as a stopcock?

    No use a normal 15-22mm mains brass stop tap
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    Thanks. Your reasoning though?

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    Default Re: Would you agree this valve is suitable for use as a stopcock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric2013 View Post
    Thanks. Your reasoning though?
    Stop tap has been used for decades with no problems other than normal wear and tear
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs View Post
    Stop tap has been used for decades with no problems other than normal wear and tear
    The same could be said of so many things but materials, design and manufacturing processes improve all the time.

    I see no reason for not using that valve although I prefer the lever type as they are a bit easier to operate.
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    Default Re: Would you agree this valve is suitable for use as a stopcock?

    For the extra £1 go for one with a lever. The valve may not be operated for many years but when needed the reassurance of a lever will be worthwhile, especially for someone with weak grip or arthritis .
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    Default Re: Would you agree this valve is suitable for use as a stopcock?

    I was taught in my apprenticeship not to use lever valves on cold water mains as they could/can cause water hammer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil K View Post
    I was taught in my apprenticeship not to use lever valves on cold water mains as they could/can cause water hammer
    It's true they do about rapidly and can cause hammer but they're not in daily use so I don't think it's a big deal really. The reliability and ease of use more than makes up for it IMO.
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    Default Re: Would you agree this valve is suitable for use as a stopcock?

    Should it not be full bore to use as a stop tap? Any regs to say yea or nae?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric2013 View Post
    Thanks. Your reasoning though?

    The reason I wouldn't install such a valve would be water hammer ... If you have a normal brass one you literally hit the water off in a soft and gentle way without ... It's just my opinion had to change few of them as a result of leakage , stuck, etc...

    But just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil K View Post
    I was taught in my apprenticeship not to use lever valves on cold water mains as they could/can cause water hammer

    Sorry just related you didn't see you mentioned it

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    Default Re: Would you agree this valve is suitable for use as a stopcock?

    I thought the stop taps had that that anti back flow type washer or something... I would much prefer a nice lever valve on th incoming supply! We all get the stop Taps that are too tight or still pass water...
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