problem replacing wall mounted side valves!

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  1. MasterMark

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    Hello all, I’m hoping someone could help with a (potentially stupid) question.

    The bathroom taps in a flat I have recently moved into are all wall-mounted (both basin and bath). They are also terrible quality and are falling apart. Not surprisingly, the manufacturer went bankrupt some time ago. I purchased some ½ basin side taps as replacements, assuming I could do a straight switch. I can literally pull the old valves off the wall (link below), but they don’t fit – the back plate doesn’t fit over the existing pipework, so I can’t push them on.

    http://www.plumbnation.co.uk/site/s...2--el-195-c/?gclid=CP-z_cGq-7sCFanjwgodCA0AVg

    It looks to me that the basin and bath taps are identical. The few spare bits and bobs the older owners left (including a brass t-bar/female pipe thread) are bigger than the pipework that was attached to the Sagittarius valves linked above. I always thought ½ was standard for basins, and ¾ for baths, but could they have just used the same size pipework and taps for both? And if that is the case, is it a problem, and would there be any reason why I couldn’t buy a ¾ size side valve and push that straight on?

    Thanks for any assistance!
     
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    bumping your own thread is probably bad form, so apologies! but does anyone have any ideas? thanks!
     
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