Fitting replacement tap cartridge.

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I have a dripping tap so I need to change the cartridge. Are pattern parts ok or should I stick to original? If so, where can I get them from? It’s a Bristan easy fit.

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It's not a conventional one I can tell you that.
Be prepared to fit a new tap altogether, spares will be hard to find and possibly cost more than a new tap would.
servotech,
 
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It's not a conventional one I can tell you that.
Be prepared to fit a new tap altogether, spares will be hard to find and possibly cost more than a new tap would.
servotech,
For a Bristan easyfit?:eek:
 
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I took the cartridge out and looked online but couldn’t see anything like them. A bit more investigation and I found that the shouldered part was just an adaptor that came off with a bit of tapping. Tried my local plumbers merchants (where I actually bought the taps from) but they didn’t have any of that size/length. They gave me a Bristan book and the customer service number. I looked up the tap to find what model it was and ordered a pair of cartridges for it online. £9.99 a pair plus a fiver postage so ordered them. Coming next week.
 
SPOKE TOO BLOODY SOON! It’s still dripping!

Initially, the cold was dripping and even trickling at one point - we had to turn the cold tap on slightly to stop it. They were sold as a pair so while I was replacing the cold, I replaced the hot one too. The new hot cartridge is now dripping! I confirmed it by turning the hot isolation valve off. I’ve fitted the old hot one back in for now and that’s cured it but I’m going to send the new one back for a replacement. Original parts too, not pattern parts.

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SPOKE TOO BLOODY SOON! It’s still dripping!

Initially, the cold was dripping and even trickling at one point - we had to turn the cold tap on slightly to stop it. They were sold as a pair so while I was replacing the cold, I replaced the hot one too. The new hot cartridge is now dripping! I confirmed it by turning the hot valve off. I’ve fitted the old hot one back in for now and that’s cured it but I’m going to send the new one back for a replacement. Original parts too, not pattern parts.

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Think you need a plumber hahahaha :ROFLMAO::D
 
Know, I know. I feel sorry for you plumbers now - that would have been an unhappy customer and a return visit at your expense!
 
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Have you tried 'turning it off and then on again'?

Andy

Yep, a couple of dozen times with no luck.
Just should've replaced the tap, less trouble!

Andy

It’s only a couple of years old and I paid around the £200 mark for it then. It’s £247 now! The shop said it was still under warranty but I couldn’t be arsed with sending off to Bristan with proof of purchase etc when the parts were peanuts.

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