Replacing Wall Mounted Taps

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Toby Brown, 21 Jan 2007.

  1. Toby  Brown

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    The house I have just moved into has a very expensive bath but has cheap wall mounted taps which have now broken. I would like to try and replace them.

    The current taps are mounted (seperate taps for hot and cold) on a tiled wall and poke through holes in the tiling (if I can replace them without messing up the toiles that would be good). Through the holes I can see the hot and cold water pipes. The old taps had a spiked collar which was gripped by a similarly spiked female collar inside the tap head; this has been worn away.

    What I would like to know is what measurements do I need to take to know which taps to replace them with? And how would I go about replacing them without disruopting teh tilling or the wall behind them?
     
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    They'll probably be Ideal Standard.

    Um, all the measurements!
     
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    Cheers Chris -- as a plumbing sub-novice-newbie what does Ideal SDtandard mean? And where do measure from in the old taps... there is a chrome collar coming off the pipe, should I measure from there or from the brass nut on the pipe itself?
     
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