Tap Connector Fibre Washer - What Size ?

13 Nov 2004
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My kitchen sink pillar tap has a pinhole in the main body so I want to replace it, I would like to confirm the size of the fibre washer. I think it is 1/2" for kitchen and basin taps, 3/4" for bath taps, am I correct?
I want to get new fibre washers in case the old one is damaged, I belive it should be replaced every time so will have to get some before I try to tackle the job.
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Without wishing to sound crass- it depends on what tap you have.
The taps are Mercia OT HN Kitchen Tap Lever 1/2" (OT could be QT).
I have the yorkshire tap connector that solders to a 15mm pipe but the fibre washer is missing, I wanted to know what to order for spare fibre washers only, I enquired about some 1/2" fibre washers on eBay but seller said not suitable for plumbing (he was selling CH parts). If I could get out I would take fitting to hardware store to get one that fits but as snowed in in a rural area and not being able to get to bus stop due to arthritis I was looking to get some by mail order but don't want to order wrong type.
sadly the 1/2" ones come in two different sizes and its not until you undo it you can find out which one it is
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A bit of hemp will do it just as well IF you can get at the connector to wind it round :idea: That`s what was done before the fibre washers
Get yerself a tube of Fernox LSX sealer.

There's nothing on this earth that can't be sealed with a squeeze of old faithful LSX. Don't leave home without it! Take it from me, I'm a pro!! ;)
Yes, thats another benefit. You can stick things with it too!

Is there nothing LSX can't do? ;)
I don't mind buying both types if I know what to get size and type. Not much fun living out of bottles and buckets of water as I have to keep water turned off just turning on each night to top up supplies, dare not leave on with just tape on leak in case it gets worse.

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