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NeverPlumbedB4

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2004 11:55 pm Reply with quote

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.

Thanks
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AlanE

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 8:18 am Reply with quote

Remove offending tap, clean and refit.

Alan
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NeverPlumbedB4

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 8:59 am Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 3:26 pm Reply with quote

Difficult to answer that really.

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

Alan
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NeverPlumbedB4

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 6:21 pm Reply with quote

Thanks Alan

I'll get a DIY plumbing book as I have spanners and give it a go!
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justlooking

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 7:00 pm Reply with quote

You will need a tap spanner.
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CAPMARTIN142

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:40 am Reply with quote

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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