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  1. BlackEarth

    BlackEarth New Member


    I'm planning to replace my bathtub mixer, but obviously need to shut off the water before I begin. There are no valves for the hot/cold water pipes in the bathroom.

    The problem: I'm in an apartment and my water tank is old (circa late 80s/early 90s). I can't figure out what needs to be done to stop both the hot and cold water. I'll attach some photos. Any help is massively appreciated, this forum has become somewhat of a lifeline as of recent!


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  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Looks like the stop tap under the water meter
  3. BlackEarth

    BlackEarth New Member

    That was what I thought, but will that stop both hot/cold or will I need to drain the tank? Would prefer not to drain the tank if it's possible.
  4. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    That should shut the cold into the cylinder and therefore the hot out.
    Turn it off and try opening the bath taps
  5. BlackEarth

    BlackEarth New Member

    That's done the trick! Thanks.
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