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Are they, though?
I'm not entirely sure what the question means though.
ballcock assemblies come in many shapes and sizes. Their use largely depends on the shap and size of the socket theyre attached to as well.
JUST WHAT TWISTS AND TURNS DOES THIS EXCITING THREAD HOLD NEXT?
I need a new shower head and hose - are these universal, screw in type jobs and can I do it myself?
Are they though?
They are universal.
I feel like a real man.
and Balonz is right about shower heads.
I need a new ballcock assembly then, how do I know which one I need?
although its not about getting a new one, its about how you use the one youve got
one I've got is scaled up to fuck, and attempts made to rectify the leak coming from the front of my house have made me realise that I probably just need a new one.
So is it the socket size I need to look at when making my new purchase?
It's a lot easier to take the unit into a hardware shop, and ask for a replacement - they'll know what to look for. Make sure that you've turned to supply valve off before you remove it though.
It's for the water tank in the loft, but taking the unit down to the plumbers is probably the way forward.
I thought that it was the toilet.
You can flush a toilet with a bucket of water, and so it doesn't matter if your assembly has been removed for a couple of days. Cold water tanks are a little more crucial. Make sure that you fill a bath or two with water before you shut everything off. You'll still be able to run the cold tap in the kitchen (these are fed off of the mains, not the tank), but other things, such as the sink in the bathroom will probably have their supply interrupted.
I was hoping it was going to be a simple off-and-on again. The leak out the front is annoying but it isn't so bad that I need to turn the water off.
I will turn it off when it comes to taking the assembly out, though cheers for the filling the bath tip
It's a quick job to replace if you have the part. If you're unable to order it in advance, there is always a chance that they won't have it there and then.
Make plans for the worst scenario (they don't have it in stock), and if they do have it, then you've not really lost anything.
talk a lot of sense, cheers!
can i make another joke about ballcocks or has the time now passed?
dunno? i know how to up the water pressure tho