Tap Washer

19 Apr 2012
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United Kingdom
Hello, I'm trying to replace the washer on a dripping tap (Bensham) and have removed the old one which appears to be 1/2 Inch but can't get the replacement one back on as the hole in the middle appears to be a bit small and the washer itself too tall.

Is there a simple trick to this that I'm missing, I now have three 1/2 Inch washers from B&Q, Wickes, and Plumb Centre that are all very slightly different in size and flexibility :oops:

Thanks in advance

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Thanks footprints,

Bought the kit you suggested and found the 1/2" 'Tantoflex' fitted like a glove, 10 minutes later and job done! Now I have beer, football, and happy wife.

Oh and 169 washers I don't need ;)

Thanks again!
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actually you have 172 washers you dont need... (3 ones from PC Wicks and B&Q and the remaining 169 from the set)


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