My husband is away and I was watering the garden with the hose just
now. When I went to turn off the outside tap that the hose is attached
to, the handle fell off the tap and has fallen down the drain where I
cannot get at it! How can I turn the tap off?!
On 27 Jul 2003 10:54:10 -0700, email@example.com (Jannette)
You don't want to be making public statements on newsgroups about your
husband being away!
Go to http://www.google.com and do a search for your home town +
plumber (or handyman). You will be stiffed with a call out fee, but a
job like this shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to sort
As someone else mentioned, there is often an inside tap (under the
sink?) for isolating the outside tap. Very necessary for the winter
months when the temperature plunges below zero.
Do you need a handyman service? Check out our
web site at http://www.handymac.co.uk
What sort of drain? They all have a trap the handle will be in it.
Unless this drain is using a roadside type gully then just stick your
arm down the 18" or so to the bottom and fish it out, along with a
load of gunge but that won't harm you.
If you can't physically turn the tap off with pliers, spanner WHY.
Bend the hose onto itself so that it kinks and stops the flow, tie the
bend together witha bit of string or tape. Perhaps put two kinks in
just in case one fails.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
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