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Bathroom sink mixer tap washer replacement

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by marcwicks, 9 Dec 2015.

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    I have a mixer tap for my bathroom sink which is dripping about 1litre overnight. Happy to change the tap washer if possible, but don't know how to access it on the style of tap I have inherited from the previous owner. Can anyone help identify or do I need to replace the whole tap? Will post a photo of the tap. Thanks
     
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    The tap will have a quarter turn cartridge, rather than a washer......if you can access the thing then Lunns.net may be able to help you with a replacement.
    A tap change to something like a Bristan could be a good move!
    John :)
     
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    Those handles will either have a grub screw holding them on, or will just pull off. The tricky bit will be finding a cartridge to match; it'll be considerably simpler to just buy a new tap from a reputable manufacturer
     
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    I looked for a grub screw, but couldn't find one. Tried to pull off the tap turn with a reasonable force, but couldn't shift it. Looks like I'll do a straight tap swap. At least they put isolation valves under the sink.
    Thanks for the quick replies guys.
     
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