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    leaking tap

    Hi guys,
    Can any plumbers confirm (if possible) if this will fit my taps? I've got one that won't stop dripping.





    Will these fit?
    screwfix.com/p/f…Icg

    17 Comments

    without a crystal ball,
    what taps re you trying to fix

    Original Poster

    Im trying to paste a link from phot bucket but won't let me

    richje100

    http://s774.photobucket.com/user/richje100/library/tap



    ​why not take the old tap apart, have a look, most probably just a washer.
    obviously turn water off first and turn on tap before you strip it.

    wozie1

    you might need a: … you might need a: http://www.screwfix.com/p/rothenberger-tap-reseating-tool/79688



    ​why?

    Original Poster

    shadey12

    ​why not take the old tap apart, have a look, most probably just a w … ​why not take the old tap apart, have a look, most probably just a washer.obviously turn water off first and turn on tap before you strip it.



    I got a feeling the washer was turned over a few years ago.

    richje100

    I got a feeling the washer was turned over a few years ago.



    ​why not just put a new one on then?
    its pennies.

    Original Poster

    shadey12

    ​why not just put a new one on then?its pennies.



    The hot water tap on the sink is very stiff so think the inside will need replacing. Thought as the tap on the bath is leaking may aswell replace all 4 as in packs of two. Do the washers come in different in different sizes?

    Just buy new taps less hassle in the long run.How old are they ?

    richje100

    The hot water tap on the sink is very stiff so think the inside will need … The hot water tap on the sink is very stiff so think the inside will need replacing. Thought as the tap on the bath is leaking may aswell replace all 4 as in packs of two. Do the washers come in different in different sizes?



    yes,
    best bet take one out bath tap, one from sink.
    nip to screwfix, usually you can just replace washer.

    Original Poster

    shadey12

    yes,best bet take one out bath tap, one from sink.nip to screwfix, … yes,best bet take one out bath tap, one from sink.nip to screwfix, usually you can just replace washer.



    Thanks bud

    SilverBlack

    Just buy new taps less hassle in the long run.How old are they ?



    ​i wouldn't start replacing the taps, the body of the tap is usually fine,
    the bath taps can be a pain to get off with limited access,
    much easier to just sort the innards out.
    and cheaper.

    richje100

    Thanks bud



    ​there will most probably be loads of videos on YouTube, watch a few, some modern taps will have ceramic inserts like you asked about,
    older ones just have a brass valve and a rubber washer,
    you won't know until you strip yours,
    personally I would advise do it in the morning, then you can get bits, fit them, if anything gos wrong or you need some more bits you have plenty of time before shops close.

    Banned

    You just need normal 1/2 valves. (not ceramic)

    if the tap just needs a quarter turn to open fully it'll be a ceramic valve, numerous turns mean it's a rubber washer, no need to strip it to find the difference.

    Original Poster

    Numerous turns bud. I changed the washer yesterday for 75p
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