Stiff Taps

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  1. panther100

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    When I try to turn off my bathroom hot sink tap I find that it turns off relatively easy most of the way but then the last bit it seems to get stuck and a lot more force is needed to actually finish turning the tap off.

    The cold one does it too but not as bad. Is there a repair for it or is it replacement time?? That taps are just your run of the mill 'cheap' new build property taps.
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    Also whilst on the subject of taps I find that the kitchen hot tap when you turn it on there is nothing but then all of a sudden a huge gush of hot water comes out. Is there a fix or is it replacement time?
    Again they are you 'cheap' run of the mill new build property mixer taps

    When I say new built I mean approx 5 years :oops:
     
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    1st problem just strip them down give a good clean with wd40 etc use some silicone grease and refit all willbe fine.
    they clog up with gunk.

    2nd problem the jumpers more likely sticking/worn then releasing when tap opened.
     
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    Thanks very much.

    Sorry for being an idiot but Jumpers???
     
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    Jumper is the bit stuck to the washer, or what you put on to keep you warm, if you get wet changing/renovating the valves. :LOL:
     
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    Hmmm I can't try anything until I have isolated the water :confused: I have tried turning the two taps off that go into/out of the boilers but I still have water flowing. HMMM :confused:
     
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    what type of boiler/heating system have you ?
     
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    Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

    Do it live, its good for your heart. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Andy
     
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    yes maybe but not at 10pm callouts are to dear on a sunday. ;)
     
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    I have no idea...I'm in a block of flats. Will take a photo and edit this post..

    LOL @ doing it live. Don't think the missus would be happy with me flooding the flat.
     
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    Have you got a hot water cylinder or does the boiler fire up when you turn the hot water tap on? Dig out that jumper you may need it :LOL:
     
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    may need a brolly aswell. [​IMG]
     
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    get organised then turn on the 3 hot taps and swap the head over live, then do the same with the cold, 2 mins max, go on, go on, go on
     
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    OK so here it goes. This is a picture of the boiler(s)
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    This is the first tap I turned off. It comes in from the communal hallway. and is located just under the two white wall sockets. (bottom left of the photo)
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    Then turned off this tape which is further along the pipe:
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    I ran the water for a good 5 mins but there was no loss of pressure or anything like that and I know it's not Gas as we do not have Gas in this block of flats.

    Also I noticed the other day a white plastic pipe hanging off, I pushed it back on and done it up.
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    Hope this helps
     
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    looking at that yours taps are tank fed through the pump (cold/hot).
    can't see any other isolation valves in sight.
    but check your pump flexis they useally have isolation valve fitted in them. look for a screw slot on the ends of the flexis.

    your kitchen cold should be mains feed.
    so if you've shut the incoming stopcock that tap should of stopped.
     

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