The cost to change a ball valve in a loft tank

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What are we talking about? How long does it typically take to replace a ball valve in a tank? Usually in the loft
Typical time Up to 1 hr
Dependencies Being able to turn the water off
Questions to ask Is the stop cock working? Does the customer know where the main stop cock is? Make sure the roof tank is accessible - having to fight a way through lot's of 'stored' items will lengthen the job. Double check the location - in some flats the cold water storage tank is on top of a hot water cylinder.


Replacing a ball valve is a simple task as long as the water to the valve can be turned off and there is ready access! Normally turning off the supply at the stop cock is required.

Stop cocks are the culprits which can turn this simple job into something longer winded. In many cases, particularly in hard water areas, it's just as simple to replace the entire ball valve mechanism than just the washer as the cost of the mechanism is small.

Remember that if there's no light the plumber or handyman will have to supply some.







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