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  1. andyjohnson15

    andyjohnson15 New Member

    Can a current standard stop cock be fitted to an imperial body sweated between lead & copper pipe?
     
  2. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    When you say that do you mean replacing the innerds of the tap ?

    If you do mean that, I would say no.
    I may be wrong of course.

    Why can't you just replace the whole tap or have I misunderstood?
     
  3. andyjohnson15

    andyjohnson15 New Member

    Thanks for the response. Can't replace the body without cutting old (sweated) body out from lead pipe and jointing lead incomer which has been cast into concrete floor (1960's extension). Pipe is not smooth and only short stub available without excavating concrete (& probably damaged). If I could replace the valve section (innerds) it should solve the problem
     
  4. PlumbBobBob

    PlumbBobBob Guest

    is there space above the old stop cock to cut another one in?
     
  5. andyjohnson15

    andyjohnson15 New Member

    Hi Steveb. This is not the problem, there is already a second (working) stop cock above the floor. The problem is a slight leak which has gone unnoticed from the old cock below floor level and caused significant damp. Just need to cure weep at tap body/valve seal.
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Where's it leaking from andy ? The spindle or the join from the body to the base ?
     
  7. andyjohnson15

    andyjohnson15 New Member

    Looks like just from the body to the base. Tightened packing gland and that seems fine.
     
  8. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    loctite 55
    you'll need to turn water off outside unless you're brave !
     
  9. andyjohnson15

    andyjohnson15 New Member

    Cheers LP. Tried Fernox LS-X but no joy. I'll give 55 a go
     
  10. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    you need to wrap around the back of the thread to sandwich it between the body and flat part of innerds, (name escapes me). there used to be a fibre washer in there which has possibly broken, hence the leak.

    don't put it on the thread though. The joint is where those two flat surfaces meet.

    you may be best with water off and removing innerds to clean that surface off properly first.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016
  11. andyjohnson15

    andyjohnson15 New Member

    My thoughts too. Cheers LP
     
  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Or use loctite 577 on the threads of the body but as above water will need to be off
     
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