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How to Change Bathroom Taps

CHANGING BATHROOM TAPS Changing bathroom taps puts an end to persistent faults once and for all, as well as giving the room a new lease of life. It also presents the ideal opportunity to uprate your taps to modern ceramic … Continue reading

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Removing Old Bathroom Taps

REMOVING THE OLD TAPS Removing the old bathroom taps is usually the most difficult part of the job of changing your taps, and even plumbers approach it with trepidation. As well as the problem of access to the backnuts holding … Continue reading

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How to Fit Bathroom Taps

FITTING THE NEW TAPS Pillar taps and mixers all fit in basically the same way, but there are certain restrictions on how and where mixers can be fitted (See Problem Solver – Bath Mixer Taps). The first job is to … Continue reading

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Bath Mixer Taps – Problem Solving

Problem Solver Bath mixer restrictions There are several restrictions on fitting bath mixer taps. Make sure you understand them before buying, since they could affect what sort of tap you choose. For all types of mixer tap, check whether the … Continue reading

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Options for Connecting Kitchen Taps

CONNECTION OPTIONS The threaded tails of the taps are joined to the supply with screw-on tap connectors (except for mono-blocs, which are connected direct). There are five options: 1. The new taps fit straight on to the old connectors. 2. … Continue reading

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How to Remove A Kitchen Tap

REMOVING OLD TAPS Before doing anything else, turn off your boiler or immersion heater and then turn off the water supply. Most kitchen cold taps are fed on a branch from the rising main which should be equipped with its … Continue reading

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How to Change a Kitchen Tap

CHANGING KITCHEN TAPS Fitting new kitchen taps is one of the simplest of all plumbing jobs. Perhaps you want a change of style — new taps can give a whole new look to an old sink. Or maybe you just … Continue reading

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How to Cure Ballvalve Float Problems

CURING FLOAT PROBLEMS ♦ If the float develops a leak, the valve won’t shut off at the correct point. Unscrew the float, empty out the water, and patch the hole with epoxy putty or tie a plastic bag over it. … Continue reading

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How to Fix a Dripping Tap with a Reseating Tool

Reseating a Tap When a tap seat becomes worn, no amount of re-washering will stop it dripping. Nor is the problem only confined to old taps: new tap seats can wear prematurely if particles of grit or metal find their … Continue reading

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How to Repair Mixer Taps

MIXER TAP REPAIRS Replacing the washers on washered mixer taps is the same as for pillar taps — they simply have two mechanisms within a single body.   Leaking swivel spout Renewing the ‘O’ ring seals on a leaking swivel … Continue reading

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