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Replacing a basin tap gland

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Ambergreen45, 4 May 2021.

  1. Ambergreen45

    Ambergreen45

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    Hi, Can I replace my basin's threaded tap gland with a ceramic one instead? I can feel with my finger a small canal eroded on the seat but even when I re-grind, it is very difficult to make it disappear, so the seat won't be completely flat and smooth; but does it need to be, if I can replace the old tap gland with a ceramic one? Many thanks.
     
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  3. Madrab

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    Nope, glands aren't really serviceable, you can temporary repair with PTFE tape but with a tap that is used regularly then it would just start to weep again, time for a new tap methinks.
     
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