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    Any plumbers? Washing machine water supply end caps?

    Ok, getting a new washing machine. The previous one was hot and cold fill, the new one is cold fill only.

    We have the little blue and red taps providing feed onto which screws the washing machine feed hose(s). The hot supply is turned off at the little red tap but I would feel a bit better if there was an end cap that would screw on. This I would guess would simply be a nylon or metal screw on cap the same size as the washing machine connector hose. I have looked in several stores and not found them (if they exist)? i would have thought this was quite a common requirement?

    Any ideas? Of course somewhere there must be a proper tap that feeds that hot supply but damned if I have located it yet!

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    if you still have the old hose take hose out then put a coin in the threaded bit and screw it back on

    get a stop end from b&q

    B&Q sell them

    I have never heard of one, but I would try an old school hardware store.

    called stop ends 3/4 inch i think

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    wolf359;7774539

    B&Q sell them


    Tried two stores with no luck, nor home base or wickes.

    I need something to screw on, not a compression joint, and I van't find anything the right size so far. Maybe try the coin idea.

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    BlackCloud;7774597

    Tried two stores with no luck, nor home base or wickes.I need something … Tried two stores with no luck, nor home base or wickes.I need something to screw on, not a compression joint, and I van't find anything the right size so far. Maybe try the coin idea.



    Screw ons ARE compression joints!

    Pop down to your local plumbing shop. No Superstore and you should pick this up for a few pennys.
    This is what you want.
    Washing machine valve stop end 3/4" cap with washer
    *********.co.uk/ws/…784

    guv;7774611

    ]You need one of … ]You need one of these:[IMG]http://s7g1.scene7.com/is/image/BandQ/0665628021679_001c_v001_zp?&$143x143_generic$[/IMG]


    To use one of these you need to take the washing machine valve off and push this onto the 15m pipe.
    I would do this, but then I would be confident that I could refit a valve later without problems if I needed it again.

    i think your trying to fix a problem that you dont have :thinking: just leave the tap turned off, we have one under our sink & its been off since is was disconected, 6 years+ ago & its never been a problem.

    Any ideas? Of course somewhere there must be a proper tap that feeds that … Any ideas? Of course somewhere there must be a proper tap that feeds that hot supply but damned if I have located it yet!



    The supply will simply be the same as the hot water taps, so you are not likely to be able to isolate it.

    Do not buy a stop end, it will not work for what you want to do.
    I would just leave it as it is, if it is not leaking now, then I don't see why it would leak later. Anything you put in its place is just as likely to fail.

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    richp;7774759

    i think your trying to fix a problem that you dont have :thinking: just … i think your trying to fix a problem that you dont have :thinking: just leave the tap turned off, we have one under our sink & its been off since is was disconected, 6 years+ ago & its never been a problem.


    exactly.

    an even simpler solution to prevent accidental turning on of the tap, would be to unscrew the little screw that holds the plastic lever that turns the tap on and remove the lever, therefore you cannot accidentally turn the tap on :thumbsup:

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    What has washing machines got to do with plumbers? They're inter-planetary police aren't they?

    You want a galvanised iron 3/4 cap. They do sometimes let by so ideally they should be capped off. When I did mine I had to dig through my stock to find something as my one did drip. In the end I put a 3/4 screwed radiator valve on as I was running out of ideas.

    I doubt you will need hot feed again as I have not seen any washing machines that have hot feed now. Yours best bet is to just use a 15mm end stop in either compression or simple pushfit. Just but a cheap 15mm pipe cutter if using push fit or the rough pipe will damage the rubber o ring and it will leak. If you have a combi boiler just turning off the main cold water supply will also turn off the hot supply. Easy 5 min job really. Mine also dripped slightly when turned off so just cut and capped to save any hassle.

    pinkleponkle;7775017

    You want a galvanised iron 3/4 cap. They do sometimes let by so ideally … You want a galvanised iron 3/4 cap. They do sometimes let by so ideally they should be capped off. When I did mine I had to dig through my stock to find something as my one did drip. In the end I put a 3/4 screwed radiator valve on as I was running out of ideas.



    :x Tihis will not work wrong thread

    ;-) You need a brass washing machine tap blanking cap with a internal washer , about £3, from any good plumbing merchant such as Plumbase. I would suggest spending 75p on PTFE tape to wrap around the threads before screwing the cap firmly down

    I would strongly recommend doing this as last year I had to help clear up a house where a small child played in the cupboard, turned the tap on, then scuttled upstairs to play leaving the water running.

    Sinking of the Titanic comes to mind

    DEALWARRIOR;7776128

    :x Tihis will not work wrong thread


    Of course it will work, correct thread

    supermod

    Soz if I've got the wrong end of the stick but when I changed washing machines from a hot/cold feed to a cold feed only, I wanted to cover the brass hot feed attachment (with the red switch on the side) after it was turned off & I found that a small plastic coke bottle cap was the perfect size & fitted the thread that the hot feed hose would have screwed onto. Not sure if you want something to keep dust out etc (as I did) or something more

    :roll:Parts £5 damage to kitchen if flooded £10000 ?

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    Thanks folks, for now I got a screw connector off an old hose, a penny coin sandwiched between two rubber washers and screwed it on. Seems watertight.

    Quite interesting suggestions above. As somebody pointed out, you only need to turn the unprotected tap a few degrees and the water flows. The cap definately prevents water leaking so now have a safeguard. Will keep my eyes open for the proper fitting when I am out.

    You can get them off ebay for about £2 delivered.
    Just search for 3/4" BLANK CAP
    Then just make sure the tap is turned off and this is screwed on the end. Double protection for your kitchen floor.

    BlackCloud;7777550

    Thanks folks, for now I got a screw connector off an old hose, a penny … Thanks folks, for now I got a screw connector off an old hose, a penny coin sandwiched between two rubber washers and screwed it on. Seems watertight.



    i like this idea.might try this myself tomorrow.

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