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Loose sink mixer tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by NeverPlumbedB4, 30 May 2004.

  1. NeverPlumbedB4

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    I wonder if anyone can help. The tap in one of my bathrooms is very loose (rocking around when touched), but not leaking. I have had a look underneath and there is an inch long bolt, but this seem tight. There is however stick white residue.

    Had a look at a similar tap in other bathroom and the fixtures appear to be the same.

    Can anyone suggest what I could do apart from calling out a plumber.

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  2. AlanE

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    Remove offending tap, clean and refit.

    Alan
     
  3. NeverPlumbedB4

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    Thanks for this. However, is this a simple job considering I have never done anything like this before?
     
  4. AlanE

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    Difficult to answer that really.

    Any job cn be simple or difficult depending upon your skill level plus available tools.

    Alan
     
  5. NeverPlumbedB4

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    Thanks Alan

    I'll get a DIY plumbing book as I have spanners and give it a go!
     
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    You will need a tap spanner.
     
  7. CAPMARTIN142

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    a tap spanner will make it much easier! I can tighten taps up with it and I'm not very strong! you could also use top hat washers underneath but this would involve removing connections. check if you can isolate the water supply. there may be an isolating valve on the pipework. to stop the flow you must ensure that the notch that your screwdriver fits into is running the width of the pipe and vice versa
     

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