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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 27 Jun 20 10.06am Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Got a live lead water pipe going into out building, need a connection for a washing machine, how much would a fair price be. And would it be a straightforward job?

living in South Wales so prices would be lower than London prices

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Online Flag Croydon 27 Jun 20 10.43am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

I thought this was going to be about the menopause

 


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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 27 Jun 20 1.05pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

I thought this was going to be about the menopause

I thought it would more likely be about a prostate problem........

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 27 Jun 20 1.12pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

NickyF I think people would probably need a little more info the photo isn't very clear (to me).

Is the water pipe in the photo the kitchen?

How far is the pipe from where you want your washing machine? If it is a few feet then you simply add connecting hoses. Otherwise a plumber would probably need to lay copper piping which may involve drilling or digging out walls or lifting floorboards and running the piping underneath them.

Rather than cost I would look at man hours it is probably no more than a 1/2 day job hopefully less plus material costs. I would go onto one of the trade sites like Trust A Trader for your area which will give you an idea of what they charge locally.

Hope this helps.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 27 Jun 20 3.51pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

You need a lead lock. It is probably 13lb if it is a water main. This is the thickness of the lead and the lead lock will fit over the lead with a neoprene washer and a special split cone shaped olive. A lead lock goes from lead to compression for copper. Quite simple if you can isolate the lead main. (Probably your house main)
Just cut the lead square with a junior hacksaw then schamfer the edges a little. Not sure what dimension the lead is but probably 3/4". Plumbers merchants will sell lead locks. Get one in 9lb and one in 13lb or cut it leaving a small tail and take a bit with you. Get to to 15mm compression and then either a lever valve or stopcock which you can run your supply from.
Do up the compression sides to the valve first so as not to put too much strain on the lead lock.
Then fit the lead lock, tighten up with grips and turn on. Then connect your service to the washing machine valve and job done.
Hope this helps. YouTube fitting a lead lock, as will probably show what I've written in video.
Probably cost about 30 quid for everything and about an hours work for yourself if your confident enough.
Good luck
Cryrst.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 27 Jun 20 3.55pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Are you sure its lead as it could be steel looking at it. If you can scratch it with your nail its lead. If not its steel. You can buy connectors for ths as well but they are plastic to a female thread.
Then you need other fittings to get to copper.
Only it looks a bit straight to be lead but might just be the picture.
R
Cryrst

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag croydon 27 Jun 20 4.24pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by nickyf

Got a live lead water pipe going into out building, need a connection for a washing machine, how much would a fair price be. And would it be a straightforward job?

living in South Wales so prices would be lower than London prices

Theres a plumber on hol nicky, think his name is chrysty or something, he travels the country doing odd jobs, charged my pal in manchester 50 for a half days work inc travel, another guy in glasgow 80, full day, said he wasn2t far away (birmingham), he seems to know his stuff, engineer apparently, try and find him, he will always do a good job apparently!

 

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Originally posted by croydon proud

Theres a plumber on hol nicky, think his name is chrysty or something, he travels the country doing odd jobs, charged my pal in manchester 50 for a half days work inc travel, another guy in glasgow 80, full day, said he wasn2t far away (birmingham), he seems to know his stuff, engineer apparently, try and find him, he will always do a good job apparently!

My mate couldn"t believe how reasonable he was, but he said he loves grafting and his hobby is driving and the motorways of britain, can"t get enough of them apparently, he said if he wasn"t driving up to glasgow to do a bit on the side, he would be driving up north anyway, for pleasure, getting his hands dirty is just a bonus, apparently he"s from margate or canterbury, somewhere in kent anyway! Good luck with it mate, hope cryrsty can help!

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 27 Jun 20 5.34pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by croydon proud

My mate couldn"t believe how reasonable he was, but he said he loves grafting and his hobby is driving and the motorways of britain, can"t get enough of them apparently, he said if he wasn"t driving up to glasgow to do a bit on the side, he would be driving up north anyway, for pleasure, getting his hands dirty is just a bonus, apparently he"s from margate or canterbury, somewhere in kent anyway! Good luck with it mate, hope cryrsty can help!

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Originally posted by nickyf

Got a live lead water pipe going into out building, need a connection for a washing machine, how much would a fair price be. And would it be a straightforward job?

living in South Wales so prices would be lower than London prices

This crysty fella is a nice bloke apparently, just a bit odd, he bought his own tea mug, had spanners and wrenches all over it, and oddly, a massive spanner tattoo on his arm, and a wrench on his calf! The big no no, and my mate said no no, is when paying chrysty, my mate pulled out a few twenties, chrysty nearly hit the roof, cash? CASH? No fcukin way mate, NO way! He proceeded to wnwrap his cloth plumber bag, with a spanner iron on transfer on, and take out a card machine! Card only said chrysty, card only! Just warning you mate, good luck!

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 27 Jun 20 7.18pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by croydon proud

This crysty fella is a nice bloke apparently, just a bit odd, he bought his own tea mug, had spanners and wrenches all over it, and oddly, a massive spanner tattoo on his arm, and a wrench on his calf! The big no no, and my mate said no no, is when paying chrysty, my mate pulled out a few twenties, chrysty nearly hit the roof, cash? CASH? No fcukin way mate, NO way! He proceeded to wnwrap his cloth plumber bag, with a spanner iron on transfer on, and take out a card machine! Card only said chrysty, card only! Just warning you mate, good luck!

Card only as I want to record the wage so I can pay the correct tax and NI. Bites you hard when you lie as to your earnings. As many sole traders have recently found out. Still never mind they cant be stupid enough not to save some cash and dividends for a rainy day. Surely they did.
Anyhow wales is a no no as travel restrictions are in place and I've lost my wellies.

 

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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 27 Jun 20 8.22pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Loving the advice and the banter between the posters,

I had a quote earlier 200 and they will dig down a few inches, put an underground fitting to the lead coming out of the ground, with an alkethine fitting with a stopcock converting from alkathene to copper then a washing machine connector on the end,

I would have a go myself with either a lead loc or a philmac utc , but as its a live pipe and quite old and the only way to shut it off is via the street stopcock i would prefer a professional to do it ,

 

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