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mixer tap

A tap (also spigot or faucet: see usage variations) is a valve controlling the release of a liquid or gas.

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    Sink swivel mixer tap

    Hi I have a swivel mono mixer tap on the sink which is leaking around the neck and I am wanting to have this replaced as it is over 10 years old. As a pensioner I am looking for something that will be very reliable over the long term and easy to turn on and off (the current one has has old tap...
  2. T

    Mixer tap leaking from base of spout

    Hi, I am after a bit of advice on a leaking mixer tap in the kitchen. Water is leaking from the area highlighted and varies with the amount of water pressure when using the taps, that might seem obvious, but I am not DIY minded :). I have removed the mixer and replaced both O rings on the...
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    Remove cartridge in Berrow mixer tap

    Hello good people. I am trying to remove a cartridge from a Cooke and Lewis Berrow single lever mixer tap. I have removed the lever and the shroud which was a push fit not a threaded one. There is no securing nut to release the cartridge. Never seen this before. The cartridge must be held in...
  4. B

    Mixer tap mystery - water flow problems

    The previous mixer tap developed a leak. I ordered an exact replacement. The hot &cold tails were too short so I had to replumb the water connections. The new tap exhibited strange symptoms:- In the fully open hot position no water flows. The only way to get the hot to flow is to reduce the...
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    Can my leaking mixer tap be fixed?

    Hi all, our kitchen mixer tap is leaking from the base of the swan neck. I texted a plumber and he told me I new a new tap but I'd like to think there's hope as far as repairing it (it's less than 4 years old). I've tried to examine it myself (I'm just a homeowner) but I cannot see any of the...
  6. C

    Help please needed regards kitchen mixer tap !

    Hi all, I'm having problems with an old kitchen mixer tap.......the cold side is dripping from spout so I attempted to remove the brass cartridge to change rubber washers but for some reason after fully unscrewing it doesn't want to come out. Maybe something simple stopping it but I didn't...
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    Kitchen Sink Mixer Taps Install.

    Just looking for some advice, I have just fitted a new kitchen sink and both water pressures are the same in hot and cold on the mixer tap, both connected to tap flexies with shut off valves, however when hot is turned on it is not turning on the hot water for the boiler, previous sink had...
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    Mixer tap cartridge advice please

    Hi, I’m looking for a replacement cartridge for the one below . Is it a standard fitting or is it likely to have been discontinued? Tap us about 18 years old ( Blanco daras)
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    URGENT problem with water flow in a new mixer tap

    Had a new bathroom fitter, and the sink has these taps on Ideal Standard Tesi 1 lever Chrome effect Deck Mono Mixer Tap. The hot and cold water flow is reduced. But when the fitter took the taps off the water flow was increased, Could there be a problem with the new taps or is this because they...
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    1 inch bathroom mixer tap

    Hi All, I hope you are doing well. I have two copper pipes one 15mm and the hot water is 22mm. My mixer tap has 2x 25mm (1 inch) female. How to connect this up? I cannot find any flexible connectors above 22mm. I also cannot find any reducers from 25 to 22mm. What can I do?
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    Can I fit a thermostatic valve to a bath/shower mixer tap?

    Hi, I'm having a new bathroom installed and having issues getting the right bath/shower set up. Shower has to be over bath as no space for a seperate one. We have kids who have baths and need it to be easy for them to rinse their hair during them. AT present we have a lovely Victorian style...
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    Low water pressure in bath mixer tap for shower head?

    Hello - am hoping someone out there can offer some advice... I've been living in a split level 1st & 2nd floor masionette for two months, which was built in the 60's. Heating is provided via combi boiler. Water for kichen is fed straight from the mains supply (both hot and cold), however, we...
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    Leaking Bath Mixer Tap

    I'm probably missing something obvious, would welcome any suggestions on how I get access to the washers. We have a matching bathroom suite and the bathroom sink mixer was a breeze to fix. The top of the taps popped off easy enough and the "collars" could be removed to expose a nut to unscrew...
  14. alanmcm

    Shower advice for a mixer tap

    So recently we had a shower with exposed pipes and I decided to sink the pipes into the wall, Ive completed that task only to find I havent sank them deep enough. Issue now is when I put the shower mixer on it sits off the wall by around 20mm or so. Even worse is the shower has been tiled and...
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    Replacing very old mixer tap

    Can an old mixer tap leak uncontrollably? The mixer tap in my kitchen is very old,maybe nearly 20 years. For the last year or so it has been leaking and getting worse. Get it replaced you say. Not as simple as that. The pipes into the house are very old lead pipes and years ago did leak where...
  16. dilligaf

    Aerator For Kitchen Mixer Tap Doesn't Screw All The Way Up!

    I purchased a tow aerators for my kitchen mixer tap now but neither will screw all the way up even with the rubber washer taken out, it leaves about a 3mm gap. Any ideas on what I can do?
  17. dilligaf

    Can't Change Flexi Tails Grohe Bau Kitchen Mono Mixer Tap

    Okay so I went and purchased this nice Grohe Bau Curve Kitchen Mono Mixer Tap and I knew it came with 6mm bore flexi tails which was fine because I thought I'll just change them with 8mm bore flexi tails that I purchased at the same time. When I tried to undo the preinstalled flexi tails from...
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    Swan head mixer tap leaks

    My Swan head mixer tap is dripping, I have changed the washer and still dripping. I have noticed that it doesnt drip when the dishwasher is on. Thoughts
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    Hot feed from twin pump stalls when cold feed starts in bath mixer tap

    Hello All, Hoping for a bit of advice/info in this one: My Setup Small system in apartment with cold tank above hot tank in the hotpress, so fairly low head pressure. Installed a pump about 15 years ago and worked fine until last week (original pump was an Stuart Turner ST55 replaced after...
  20. Bogart

    Mixer tap pressure low

    Never gave it a thought, regarding pressure suitability, when the boss said " Oh I like that tap". Hence stuck with a tap specified as minimum pressure 0.75bar and me with a gravity system at max height 5m, ie 0.5 bar at best. So as I see it I have 2 options. Fit some sort of pump, only needs to...
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