Kitchen Tap - Leaking/Cheap Fix?

30 Mar 2021
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Our kitchen tap is leaking. It's a mixer tap and it's just the hot tap that has the problem. It's also very hard to turn it off.

I'm guessing a rubber seal has perished inside.

The cheapest new tap of the same kind I can find is £55. Should I go ahead and buy one of these or call the plumber in first to have a look. I don't want to have to get the plumber in twice - call out charge.

The tap looks like a sealed unit so I'm not sure a seal could be repaired inside.

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If the tap opens and closes with a quarter turn of a handle then it will be a ceramic disc valve rather than a rubber sealing washer which unless you know the make of the tap can be difficult to track down. Not all taps fit all systems.
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Thanks fellas much appreciated.

I got the tap. The local hardware store were able to id the right one from a photo.
Now, it's time to get a professional in.

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