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replacing basin mixer and waste

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by rob4beer, 28 Mar 2015.

  1. rob4beer

    rob4beer

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    Hi All,

    our tap handle broke, so I have got a new one to replace it, i am looking to fit it myself and have a few questions.

    firstly with regards the waste, the existing tap has a little lever at the back to pop the plug up, the new one doesnt and it came with a pop up waste where you just push the plug down and it lifts (hope that makes sense). Can i replace the tap and the waste without removing the whole sink off the wall? every video i have found showing how to fit a waste, looks nice and easy as its a new sink on the floor not stuck to the wall.

    apart from that everything looks fairly straight forward as its pretty much a straight swap any advice or important points to consider would be appreciated.

    many thanks, Rob
     
  2. Burnerman

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    It all depends on the access, Rob......taps are usually less of a problem than the wastes, which can be awkward to seal at times.
    Personally, I'd maybe consider disconnecting the tap water supply, then the waste trap and then shift the basin to a more convenient working area to install the new waste....much more comfortable!
    Only my opinion though.....not too keen on pop up wastes either!
    John :)
     
  3. spareshunter

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    What! :eek:
     
  4. Burnerman

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    He's changing the taps, so when they are disconnected there's not too much left to release?
    (Hands like shovels)
    John :)
     
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