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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Im needing to change the waher in the mixer tap in the kitchen, its just a normal mixer tap and has the hot on the left and the cold on the right then the spout comes up the middle to let the water out.

thing is, its leaking so how do i stop the dripping??
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#2
You've answered your own question. :?

thing is, its leaking so how do i stop the dripping??


Im needing to change the waher in the mixer tap in the kitchen,
#3
How do i do it .......
banned#4
saxo_appeal
How do i do it .......


well you need to turn the water off first, jeeze i will become a plumber yet
















sorry thats as far as i can help, i could have a look in me DIY book for ya:thumbsup:
#5
take a look at this site
http://www.fixed4free.com/index.php

i find it quite useful
#6
saxo_appeal
How do i do it .......


You never asked that.

I can do it, but explaining it is quite hard.

Try googling it, there are websites that more or less tell you everything. I used to have these sites bookmarked, but I changed my computer last summer.
#7
thesaint


I can do it, but explaining it is quite hard.

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sounds intriguing, why dont you try:whistling:
#8
thesaint
You never asked that.

I can do it, but explaining it is quite hard.

Try googling it, there are websites that more or less tell you everything. I used to have these sites bookmarked, but I changed my computer last summer.


Mika is a plumber.
#9
bitseylango
sounds intriguing, why dont you try:whistling:


We'll keep that in our PM exchanges. ;-)

termite
Mika is a plumber.


Que? :?
banned#10
I have found it in my book, you want me to explain, most of it may make sense to you
#11
#12
hottoshop


That is one of the sites I used to have bookmarked. :thumbsup:
banned#13
thesaint
That is one of the sites I used to have bookmarked. :thumbsup:


Cant you try and explain to saxo, if you know how to do it it shouldnt be that hard to explain
#14
Before you try on your own bear these few things in mind.

1. Turn the water off, then turn on the hot tap and drain the immersion heater if you have one (?run a bath instead of wasting the hot water)
2. when you get the washer take it to the DIY shop to get a new one, that way you get the right one.
3. Dont swing on the spanner. If you can't budge it it's stuck and you will end up bustin g the whole unit if you turn it too much.
4. One of the nuts will probably turn the opposite way to that which you expect.
5. Make sure the spanners fit properly or you will round off the nuts.

Otherwise, have a go, whats the worst that can happen.
#15
sassie
Cant you try and explain to saxo, if you know how to do it it shouldnt be that hard to explain


It's not easy to explain. I can ride a bike, but explaining how to ride a bike is not as simple.
You just do it on auto-pilot.
#16
oplik

Otherwise, have a go, whats the worst that can happen.


I get calls from people like you. It ends up costing twice as much.
#17
thesaint
I get calls from people like you. It ends up costing twice as much.


keeps you busy though:whistling::thumbsup:
banned#18
Take a look under the sink as you may be lucky and have hot & cold isolating switches on each supply pipe (coloured red & blue). then just turn them to stop the water coming out. Then its easy from then on.
#19
csiman
Take a look under the sink as you may be lucky and have hot & cold isolating switches on each supply pipe (coloured red & blue). then just turn them to stop the water coming out. Then its easy from then on.


A two year old with a flat screwdriver can turn an isolating valve off.
To state it is easy from then on is either naive or irresponsible.
#20
thesaint
A two year old with a flat screwdriver can turn an isolating valve off.
To state it is easy from then on is either naive or irresponsible.


If you're bored, go and watch Dave.
banned#21
thesaint;1476051
A two year old with a flat screwdriver can turn an isolating valve off.
To state it is easy from then on is either naive or irresponsible.

Mind your own business u cocky git! Its not exactly rocket science to change a tap washer. Mind you, most plumbing isnt exactly difficult hence everybody and their mother can do it with a few weeks training :whistling:
#22
csiman
Mind your own business u cocky git! Its not exactly rocket science to change a tap washer. Mind you, most plumbing isnt exactly difficult hence everybody and their mother can do it with a few weeks training :whistling:


It's not rocket science, but it's not easy.

csiman
Take a look under the sink as you may be lucky and have hot & cold isolating switches on each supply pipe [COLOR="Red"](coloured red & blue[/COLOR]). then just turn them to stop the water coming out.


These are rare, I have never seen coloured 'Switches' in all my years, only when the water is supplying a washing machine etc.
banned#23
thesaint;1476138
It's not rocket science, but it's not easy.



These are rare, I have never seen coloured 'Switches' in all my years, only when the water is supplying a washing machine etc.

Mine has them! Maybe cos I fitted them. Any decent plumber would too as they cost about 10p more than a screw one :roll:
banned#24
Anyway,

Hi Saxo_appeal

check out this video site for a demo of how its down for a ceramic disc washer

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-fix-a-dripping-tap-ceramic-disc

or rubber washer :-

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-fix-a-dripping-tap-bib-or-pillar

Make sure you do it when B&Q is open as you'll probably need to get down there for a replaacement washer ;)
#25
csiman
Mine has them! Maybe cos I fitted them. Any decent plumber would too as they cost about 10p more than a screw one :roll:


I think you are being a bit hasty in condemning plumbers who do not fit "Washing machine valves" to water supply taps.

I bet if you phoned 10 plumbers that you think are decent, not one of them would fit them.
Why you would need them colour coded anyway. :thinking:
#26
If you run into any problems saxo PM me and I'll let you know how to sort it out:thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #27
fox2020
If you run into any problems saxo PM me and I'll let you know how to sort it out:thumbsup:


well done fox:thumbsup:
#28
sassie
well done fox:thumbsup:


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#29
csiman
Any decent plumber would too as they cost about 10p more than a screw one :roll:

Been a plumber for 12 years and I have never seen coloured ones (except lever valves which you won't find under a kitchen sink). I have also never changed a washer ever either.

Having looked at the picture from saxo you would pick off the top of the tap nob, not easy to know which washer has perished from a drip. So flip a coin, once the top is off you will find a screw, unscrew and the nob lifts off. It's just a matter off unwinding the guts out and you will find the washer. If it's sound then do the same with the other one. You may want to change both at the same time anyway while you doing it. Obviously isolate the supply pipe before you do anything.
#30
Thanks everyone for your replys, ill have a go the morrow !!
banned#31
saxo_appeal
Thanks everyone for your replys, ill have a go the morrow !!


good luck saxo, i'll be think of ya:thumbsup::thumbsup:
banned#32
pinkleponkle;1476608
Been a plumber for 12 years and I have never seen coloured ones (except lever valves which you won't find under a kitchen sink). I have also never changed a washer ever either.

Having looked at the picture from saxo you would pick off the top of the tap nob, not easy to know which washer has perished from a drip. So flip a coin, once the top is off you will find a screw, unscrew and the nob lifts off. It's just a matter off unwinding the guts out and you will find the washer. If it's sound then do the same with the other one. You may want to change both at the same time anyway while you doing it. Obviously isolate the supply pipe before you do anything.


My mistake, I fitted black coloured isolating valves. Anyway, good advice above and I was only trying to point out that it was an easy job but thesaint was making out it wasnt.
#33
csiman
My mistake, I fitted black coloured isolating valves. Anyway, good advice above and I was only trying to point out that it was an easy job but thesaint was making out it wasnt.


You were wrong yesterday, you are wrong now, and my instincts tell me you will be wrong later. ;-)
banned#34
You were big-headed yesterday, you are big-headed now and my instincts tell me you won't be later. Pop! http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/136716/any-plumbers/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif
banned#35
JDeal;1477830
You were big-headed yesterday, you are big-headed now and my instincts tell me you won't be later. Pop! ;-)

thesaint seems to be very unpopular on this site, Maybe he should change his name to billynomates :-D
#36
JDeal
You were big-headed yesterday, you are big-headed now and my instincts tell me you won't be later. Pop! http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/136716/any-plumbers/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif


csiman
thesaint seems to be very unpopular on this site, Maybe he should change his name to billynomates :-D


Hilarious. :-D
banned#37
csiman
thesaint seems to be very unpopular on this site, Maybe he should change his name to billynomates :-D


I don't think me and thesaint cross paths much, he just comes across as a little abrasive or *****... or abrasive - I forget which. I've got a brilliant idea though! That's continue talking of him in third person, as though he can't read this and he will have a general overall feeling of not being loved. http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/136716/any-plumbers/images/smilies/lazy2.gif

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