Quote Originally Posted by MinesAbeer View Post
Had a eureka (expobar) moment at 4am this morning, it happens occasionally whilst listening to the world service. Why not simply reverse the two valves, as the tap only gets used during a descale, it ought to be in good condition, when removed it did look in vastly better condition than the steam valve. So for the time being a simple swap around will do the job.
Thanks once more to you all for your fine advice.
Can you have these 'Eureka' moments a tad sooner MaB and save the hassle of searching on your behalf.. .

It puzzles me why they make these steam/hot water taps so complex.