Traditional Kitchen Sink Mixer Tap hotdealtaps £9.44 Delivered @ Ebay/hotdealtaps
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Traditional Kitchen Sink Mixer Tap hotdealtaps £9.44 Delivered @ Ebay/hotdealtaps

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Found 19th Dec 2012
DESCRIPTION:

BRAND NEW IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING
HIGH QUALITY
BRASS BODY
SPOUT ROTATION 360 DEGREES
CHROME PLATED
HIGH QUALITY DIFFUSER FOR WATER SOFTENING AND FILTRATION
0.5 -5 BAR WATER PRESSURE REQUIRED
1/4 TURN CERAMIC CARTRIDGE FOR FAST OPENING
TAP HOLE DIAMETER REQUIRED APPROXIMATELY:35mm
7 DAYS MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
1 YEAR MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY
CONTENTS:

COMES WITH ALL FITTINGS
1 x KITCHEN SINK MIXER
2 x BRAIDED FLEXIBLE HOSES
1 x PROTECTIVE BAG
1 x ORIGINAL BOX
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I strongly endorse mixer taps that actually mix the water and turn on and off in a logical fashion. Designer taps are fast becoming one of my pet peeves. Voted hot.
OMG I paid £54 for a very similar tap grrrrrrrr
can't decide if it is hot or cold
bought 2 some time ago from same seller.

look like nice taps. not had chance to use them but all looks pretty nice.

come in some pouch like they expect you take take you're tap with you to places (some soft fabrick pull cord pouch)
Cheap Chinese taps, last a couple of years if you're lucky, not really worth the money. Recommend Aldi or Lidl when they have them, much higher quality, guaranteed three years but last a lifetime.
hot
Nice cheap replacement. Easy to fit too it seems.
Surely worth it for the original box alone?
and why do you need to keep the tap in a bag?
Edited by: "horg" 19th Dec 2012
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horg

Surely worth it for the original box alone?and why do you need to keep … Surely worth it for the original box alone?and why do you need to keep the tap in a bag?


protects it from scratches when being transported. Most come like this.
Banned
indianajon

Cheap Chinese taps, last a couple of years if you're lucky, not really … Cheap Chinese taps, last a couple of years if you're lucky, not really worth the money. Recommend Aldi or Lidl when they have them, much higher quality, guaranteed three years but last a lifetime.


how do you know?

So Aldi and Lidl don't source their taps from China? oO

ROFL!!!
Girlfriends Christmas present sorted, thank you!
For about £15 (delivered) the same seller has a similar tap with higher nozzle. Useful since I fitted one of those diffuser things that came free from Thames Water. I was looking at something similar elsewhere for over £50.
+1 on the crap-taps issue. I got through three sets of eBay kitchen taps in as many years - the "ceramic" cartridges quickly get knackered and start dripping, and replacements seem to cost as much as the entire taps. Nasty creaky levers as well. In the end spent £50 on a lightly-scratched Franke second and it's been faultless for three years, as well as so much nicer to use.
buddhabelly

For about £15 (delivered) the same seller has a similar tap with higher … For about £15 (delivered) the same seller has a similar tap with higher nozzle. Useful since I fitted one of those diffuser things that came free from Thames Water. I was looking at something similar elsewhere for over £50.



which one?
i want a new tap so i can fit my thames water diffuser thingy
Those 1/4 turn ceramic cartridges are great till they start leaking as it is not a simple case of swapping over a rubber washer - the whole cartridge has to be replaced. That would be OK if you can readily lay your hands on a replacement cartridge but the problem is that they seem to come with slight variations. When I went to get a replacement recently for my leaking tap, my supplier advised me to bring the entire mixer tap in to the shop to ensure a best fit even though I had the cartridge in my hand. I decided against that and purchased a tap with normal washers instead. This tap looks like a very good bargain but it might be wise to identify suitable replacement cartridges before fitting it.to save aggravation further down the line.
dezontk

Girlfriends Christmas present sorted, thank you!



Lucky girl. Mines got hoover bags.
Edited by: "M_z" 19th Dec 2012
toorkish

which one?

this @£14.25(inc delivery) :
ebay.co.uk/itm…891
will give it a go as i'm moving in a few months but need a tap now lol. hot from me and hopefully cold as well
indianajon

Cheap Chinese taps, last a couple of years if you're lucky, not really … Cheap Chinese taps, last a couple of years if you're lucky, not really worth the money. Recommend Aldi or Lidl when they have them, much higher quality, guaranteed three years but last a lifetime.



And you know this because......?
Don't buy cheap mixer taps! They often mix the water at the bottom of the spout nearest the taps. If your cold water is at a higher pressure than your boiler fed hot water it can stop the hot water even entering the tap. This means its a real trick to balance the taps to get a nice warm flow. More expensive mixers mix at the end of the spout, thus avoiding any pressure problems.

IKEA do some really nice quality but cheaper mixers... worth a look.
This one is £30 (I know I know its not as cheap as the post, but it's better!)
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/images/products/lagan-single-lever-kitchen-mixer-tap__45950_PE142539_S4.jpg


Edited by: "deal-hunter" 19th Dec 2012
what type of washers do they take???
csiman

how do you know?So Aldi and Lidl don't source their taps from China? oO



Have had the cheap Chinese ones before from ebay and they don't last, whereas the Aldi/Lidl ones do. They may well be Chinese also (although I seem to recall the packaging saying made in the EU) but they're much higher quality. Nothing against Chinese goods per say but you do get what you pay for.& quality costs more than a tenner I'm afraid.

My view also endorsed by unclem0nty - Dec 19, 2012 14:26
+1 on the crap-taps issue. I got through three sets of eBay kitchen taps in as many years - the "ceramic" cartridges quickly get knackered and start dripping, and replacements seem to cost as much as the entire taps. Nasty creaky levers as well. In the end spent £50 on a lightly-scratched Franke second and it's been faultless for three years, as well as so much nicer to use.
agnostic

And you know this because......?



Figure of speech… lifetime being more than five minutes!
indianajon

Cheap Chinese taps, last a couple of years if you're lucky, not really … Cheap Chinese taps, last a couple of years if you're lucky, not really worth the money. Recommend Aldi or Lidl when they have them, much higher quality, guaranteed three years but last a lifetime.



Agreed about the cheap chinese crap, and as someone else mentioned, spares in the form of replacement ceramic cartridges will be non existant. Also the flexible hoses probably won't be covered by your home insurance if they split and leak, I've seen this happen on more than one occassion.
Thanks OP ordered 2
Been using a Aldi mixer for about 8 yrs with zero problems.
Not voted, the price is good but you might get what you pay for ( if you're lucky). Bought some cheap chinese bathroom fittings two years ago and regretted it :
- the bathtub tap started leaking after less than one year
- the sink tap made a loud hiss noise which reverberated through all the pipes ( tried to reduce the water pressure, etc.)
- ended up repairing/repainting the downstairs ceiling when one of the sink connection hoses burst
Just my experience..
Consider that some European brands will buy the components from China and assemble in EU... This does happen...!
Apart from that its a great price for a cheap and cheerful tap which will look good for some time. This is either a loss leader for the seller, or it's a really terrible product as this will be terribly close to their cost price!
Agreed about the price, this tap is worth £5 as scrap so there isnt much profit in it for them at all. Id be wary myself, just because it really is too cheap.

Dripping ceramic valves can be caused by debris in the pipes scratching the valve face.
Clappy Hands

Those 1/4 turn ceramic cartridges are great till they start leaking as it … Those 1/4 turn ceramic cartridges are great till they start leaking as it is not a simple case of swapping over a rubber washer - the whole cartridge has to be replaced. That would be OK if you can readily lay your hands on a replacement cartridge but the problem is that they seem to come with slight variations. When I went to get a replacement recently for my leaking tap, my supplier advised me to bring the entire mixer tap in to the shop to ensure a best fit even though I had the cartridge in my hand. I decided against that and purchased a tap with normal washers instead. This tap looks like a very good bargain but it might be wise to identify suitable replacement cartridges before fitting it.to save aggravation further down the line.

Or at this price buy two one as a spare?
deal-hunter

Don't buy cheap mixer taps! They often mix the water at the bottom of … Don't buy cheap mixer taps! They often mix the water at the bottom of the spout nearest the taps. If your cold water is at a higher pressure than your boiler fed hot water it can stop the hot water even entering the tap. This means its a real trick to balance the taps to get a nice warm flow. More expensive mixers mix at the end of the spout, thus avoiding any pressure problems.IKEA do some really nice quality but cheaper mixers... worth a look.This one is £30 (I know I know its not as cheap as the post, but it's better!)

They are very similar,spout slightly longer and and slot in top,but other than that identical!
I bought a cheap tap on Ebay, its a fountain after only 10 months, the spout has split open on the side, the thick metal bit!!!! no reply from seller who is still selling them!
I ordered 6 of these last week. Prompt delivery but the box arrived wet. They're reasonable quality similar to the £20 product at Toolstation.
LeeinGlos

I bought a cheap tap on Ebay, its a fountain after only 10 months, the … I bought a cheap tap on Ebay, its a fountain after only 10 months, the spout has split open on the side, the thick metal bit!!!! no reply from seller who is still selling them!



That's the problem with ebay: you can't get product-specific feedback like on Amazon. You have had this problem, but new buyers will not know. All they will see is that the seller has a 95%+ rating, assuming he's good.
They should devise some sort of system where the product can be reviewed also. It's obviously very difficult with the millions of things being sold, but I'm sure there will be some way of getting something off the ground.
If anyone reading this owns ebay (wishful thinking to put it mildly), please do something about it.
morrig

They are very similar,spout slightly longer and and slot in top,but other … They are very similar,spout slightly longer and and slot in top,but other than that identical!



On the outside maybe... It's the innards that matters!
Bought a shower type tap from ebay / (looks like it came from china then resold in UK) and it was fine for 1 year untill the on/off toggle handle clearly snapped off on the inside. Quite annoying as had no water for a few days not to mention having to refit a new one.

It had the SAME on/off handle as this. Be wary.
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