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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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  1. R

    Unsolvable water hammer when shutting taps

    I have read a few threads including one by Debbie Stano that were similar to my issue but that thread stopped a while back without any resolution I could see. I'm in Brisbane, Australia but I'm after general ideas from anyone here or in UK (I realise this is a UK based site). Point form...
  2. Mattcol99

    Shower mixer tap dribbling

    Complete amateur here ! Shower mixer tap Is Dribbling. I was hoping to see a washer when I took it apart. See attached pic. how do I fix/replace?
  3. N

    Changing Cartridge in Shower Mixer

    Hi. I have Charlton Mixer Tap in my shower i.e. thermostat and water control. I need to change the cartridge in the tap as it is dripping badly. However, I'm really struggling to access the cartridge. The way to remove the tap appears to be to unscrew the chrome covering i.e. this will bring...
  4. E

    Looking for a plumbing solution for mixer tap noise (not water hammer)

    Hi all My neighbour has recently completed some bathroom renovations and in the process installed wall-mounted mixer taps (previously cross taps). This is creating a significant gushing sound through our shared wall when water is running through the tap. Has anyone heard of this before and...
  5. J

    Unable to remove lever on Grohe basin mixer tap

    I’m trying to replace a cartridge on a Grohe mixer tap but I can’t get beyond second stage! I have removed the grub screw,but cannot lift off the lever.I have applied some wd40 into the grub screw hole,..but the lever won’t budge. is there any other method for removing the tap lever?…help...
  6. D

    Armitage shanks new mixer tap problem

    Installed a new mixer tap armitage shanks contour 21 to a disabled toilet. However water just continues to come out and will not switch off. Even taking handle off to enable full turns. Tested it with hot supply only and DOES TURN OFF. Tested cold supply only and doesn't switch off. Surely...
  7. C

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. T

    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...
  10. 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...
  11. A

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. N

    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...
  14. S

    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)
  15. A

    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...
  16. J

    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?
  17. T

    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...
  18. C

    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...
  19. I

    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...
  20. 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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