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Problem with water main tap outside house.

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Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:53pm
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Bruno

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Hi all, we are new to owning our house in La Siesta. We have a problem with the water main tap/stop cock outside the house. No matter what way we turn it, the water doesn't turn off. Is this something that we need to get a plumber to fix or do we need the water company to fix it? Thanks.

jimtaylor

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:13am

If the stop-cock is between the water meter and the house, then it's your responsibility and you'll have to get a plumber in.

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Bruno

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Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:48am

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:48am

Good morning!
Thanks for your reply, the stop-cock is in the same box as the water meter on the garden wall. It looks like it is positioned after so we'll need a plumber.

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:04am

Have another look at it first. Failures do happen, in my opinion due to the poor quality of some Spanish plumbing fittings. It may be that the bit that turns internally has sheared off or been corroded away, in which case you do need a plumber. 

However, it may just be that the bit you grasp to turn the stop cock may be loose and not turning the spindle, in which case it might be possible to remove that and use a pair of pliars to turn the spindle.

Just a thought.

Bruno

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Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:46pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:46pm

Thanks Jim!
You have been very helpful, hopefully we will be able to get the problem sorted without a plumber.
Regards, Bruno

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