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  1. mattg4321

    mattg4321 New Member

    Hi guys, sparks here in peace!

    Had the plumbers round earlier to drop some gear off before they start fitting my underfloor heating this week and had a quick nose at the kit as I like to see what goes into something I've not seen before.

    I'm sure it will be a simple answer from someone on here but it's bugging me and I can't wait till the plumbers are back later this week to ask them.

    Supplied are a blue and red 1 inch 'valve'. However the valve doesn't turn and there appears to be no 'mechanism' inside. It's totally smooth. What is the point of a big chunk of metal that looks like a valve but apparently isn't?! Or am I missing something here.

  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Pic Matt , or manufacturers name may help
  3. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Its a ball valve bud imagine a ball with a hole in turn the lever it will close maybe a bit stiff post a picture please . kop
  4. mattg4321

    mattg4321 New Member

    Embarrassingly... more force needed! In my defence it was pretty stuck though!

    I'm used to being restrained with the highly technical nature of sparks work!

    Maybe I should retrain. Brute strength is fun.
  5. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Every days a school day bud .cheers kop
  6. mattg4321

    mattg4321 New Member

    Indeed. I come across these things all the time at work but never really looked at one properly to be honest.

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  7. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    When a plumber encounters a stuck lever they try:

    1. Large adjustable spanner

    2. #1 plus a few whacks with a hammer.

    3. #2 plus a length of scaffolding pole to gain mechanical advantage

    4. #3 plus blow torch

    5. A saw.

    When a sparks encounters a stuck lever they call their mate the plumber... :)
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  8. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Dup'ed post
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