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INSTRUCTIONS FOR DRAINING THE WATER (Family only)

  1. Turn off water at outside stopcock (near fence)
  2. Open all taps, hot and cold and allow water to drain off
  3. Open small silver tap on pipes below the building at front corner
  4. Open stopcock in airing cupboard below immersion heater
  5. Put bowls underneath stopcock under kitchen sink, open it and allow to drain. Close it when it has stopped dripping.
  6. Put bowls underneath the two stopcocks under bathroom sink, open them and allow to drain. Close when they have stopped dripping.
  7. Open stopcock below shower unit this needs adjustable spanner. Close when it has drained off.
  8. Put bowl under stopcock at back of toilet, open in and allow to drain off. Close it. When no water left in pan, stuff a rag into the toilet pan.
  9. If sure that no water remains to drain from immersion or cold water tank then you can close the stopcock under the immersion heater. If unsure, leave this open to finish draining, and leave an obvious note to say it needs to be closed before turning the water on again.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TURNING THE WATER ON

  1. Check that all stopcocks in the house are closed: one under immersion heater in airing cupboard; one under kitchen sink; two under bathroom sink; one under shower unit; one behind toilet.
  2. Close the silver tap under the building.
  3. Turn on the water at the main stopcock by the fence.
  4. Check water is running freely to both cold and hot taps.
  5. Do not turn on immersion heater until hot water tank has filled with cold water.

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