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Bathroom cold water basin tap whistles

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by PHIL269, 10 Jun 2021.

  1. PHIL269

    PHIL269

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    Hi All,
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me please.
    The bathroom cold water basin tap give a high pitch whistle mainly in the morning and it is not even being used and it is still in the closed position, no leaks ?
    When it happens I open and close the tap and it stops ?
    Is there please a easy way of fixing this, just started happening - is it to do with pressure or do i need to undo tap and change washer or put grease on thread maybe, would wd40 help ?
    Many thanks.
     
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  3. HERTS P&D

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    Replace the tap.

    Andy
     
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    You need to fit a new tap washer. You might as a temporary fix be able to refit the present one upside down. If it makes a noise when off, it must be passing some water.
     
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    Harry. my guess is it is a quarter turn tap.

    Andy
     
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    Check any other taps that could be dripping.
     
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    I replaced a tap yesterday that sounded like a bag of bag pipes. I even took a video just to show people.

    Andy
     
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    Aye, was it a Scottish Tap?

    I’ll get my coat :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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