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changing a kitchen mixer tap body ( ceramic disc type)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by millym, 28 Jun 2010.

  1. millym

    millym

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    hi & help
    to cut a long story short, our kitchen mixer tap is broken, one tap bit has only 2 prong thingys on it ( the bit you turn to get the water on) & now the whole thing leaks continually & we get water hammer noise regularly.
    Is it an easy job to change the thing?? can i just change the tap body & things that turn it on, bit on top and attatch it to whats below ( pipes etc). my husb is a plumber and i have been waiting months for him to do it ( with no imminent signs he will get around to it)i ts driving me mad and just want to know if i could do it myself without any major traumas/disasters etc. i am not in any way shape or form a diy expert my most advanced diy skill to date was 'plumbing' out old & in our new washing machine by unscrewing the pipes - managed that with no floods, can i do the tap or will it all end in tears and major strop from husb when he finds my efforts to do this???
    thanks
     
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    HI

    turn water off to both taps.remove top caps (screws ? )
    undo the nut holding the disc/cartridge .apply a bit of of grease on the threads (on the new cartridge).fit it to the tap.do not overtighten.refit taps.turn water on slowly.
     
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