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taps

"Taps" is a bugle call during flag ceremonies and at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces. The official military version is played by a single bugle or trumpet, although other versions of the tune may be played in other contexts (e.g., the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Music site has recordings of two bugle versions and one band version). It is also performed often at Girl Guide, Girl Scout, and Boy Scout meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as "Butterfield's Lullaby", or by the first line of the lyric, "Day Is Done". The duration may vary to some extent.

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    Isolator valves on basin taps

    Hi I have always had a poor water delivery to my bathroom and en-suit basins. The cold is just about acceptable but the hot is pathetic coming from the tank on the same floor. Both rooms have isolator valves fitted in the correct direction and then to flexi tails that just reduce the flow...
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    Durability of Bristan taps

    Just fitted new cartridge to a 1901 basin tap. Instead of being a quick easy job it took quite some time due to corrosion of the shroud. There was also some corrosion of the handle. The taps are nearly six years old. It was the hot water tap and there is a water softener fitted. I also have...
  3. J

    Basin - convert current (2) taps to a mixer

    Hi, I'm new here. I have a basin with two individual taps, I want to change it to a mixer - the taps measure (centre to centre) 200mm. I have looked high and low to no avail, any ideas where to get one from? I don't want to make more holes or get a new basin if I can avoid it, I just want to...
  4. K

    help identifying bath mixer taps

    Hi all, I'm having a lot of trouble trying to find replacement cartridges for this set of mixer taps. They were purchased approx 10 years ago. I have been told they are from ultra finishing, but they having looked at the pics state it's not one of theirs. Any help identifying them would be...
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    Thermostatic mixer bath taps

    Just replaced taps on bath so kids can get a shower in bath as well ,worked fine to started with then water wasn't hot so took them back and exchanged them ,now these are doing same any ideas anybody ?
  6. Wamus_202

    Which Gate Valve will turn off cold water to the taps?

    I think we have an indirect hot water cylinder, we are trying to replace a sink. However there are no isolation valves on the in-between the taps and the piping. Is there a way to turn off the cold water flow to the taps, without turning off the main water supply incoming to house ? I have...
  7. S

    Brita filter taps using P1000 filters

    Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone has experience with any of the Brita kitchen taps? We're renovating a house presently (to live in) and currently have a Brita water tank in our fridge taking up half a shelf. Keen to instead have a filter under the sink. I hear that there are some third-party...
  8. brazilianx

    Flow Noise > Can't believe taps should be this noisy!

    Hi. First time poster. I've just had a new bathroom fitted in my loft and am having an issue with noisy taps - modern mono mixer. Not water hammer, but when they are half on they make a noise that I find unacceptable, yet my plumber insists this is just the way it is. However, my other taps...
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    Ceramic Discs for Dualux Taps

  10. J

    Have my water pipes been plumbed the wrong way?

    Good morning, I recently had an extension, new bathroom and new en-suite fitted. Prior to the works the hot water worked. Now we have moved back we have no hot water. British gas came for 5 hours on saturday and replaced every single part of the boiler to do with the hot water as well as the...
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    Ideal Standard old pillar taps, how to remove cap

    Hi All, I have inherited a couple of leaky Ideal Standard pillar taps that are not in there current catalogue. I am trying to remove the caps to gain access to change the washers or whatever is needed but cannot find out how to. I have tried levering upwards with a sharp screwdriver and...
  12. C

    How do I remove sealant around shower taps?

    Hi. I recently bought a house and the shower is leaking. I'm guessing it just needs the washers replaced. However, when I started to have a look I noticed some kind of sealant between the tap body and the opening in the tiles. I can't get to the tap with a spanner to unscrew it as the sealant is...
  13. S

    New taps, poor flow rate

    Fitted these new bathroom taps yesterday. Hooked them up to 15mm pipe work which is on a gravity fed system. Upon first use it was obvious the flow rate was much worse than the old taps. Other than the taps themselfs, the only difference was that i had to fit a 15-10 mm reducer from the...
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    No hot water to bath taps. Everywhere else is fine.

    Hi everyone. We have installed a new shower kit (over the bath). Not touched the bath mixer taps (thermostatic mixer) other than to replace the old hose with a new hose. Ever since, we have not had hot water in the bath taps. Not even warm, just freezing cold. Is this going to be an expensive fix?
  15. Bazza1687

    Shower runs cold when hot taps used

    Hello, I have just installed a new shower which works well, however if you open a hot tap anywhere else in the house the shower runs cold, however if I open a cold taps the temperature does not change. I believe my shower is only a mixer not thermostatic did not do my research when buying the...
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    Replaced shoer taps, lost a lot of pressure

    Hey all. Replaced the shower taps, and have lost a lot of pressure. Noticed the tap lengths are shorter than the other shower, wondering if i might have used basin taps.....would that have caused a big loss in pressure?
  17. J

    Freestanding bath; standard taps

    I have a freestanding bath to install - modern variety but with standard bath taps rather than floor standing. Has anybody done this and how did you connect the taps? Is there a tool or sequence which allows tightening of the taps?
  18. J

    Insinkerator boiling tap

    Hi looking for some advice. My inlaws have an insinkerator boiling and cold tap (model number HC3300 c). It was leaking from the handle so naturally I didn’t think it would take much to change a washer or cartridge. I should also explain that I have been a pipefitter for last 5 years but I admit...
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    Tank full but no hot water to taps

    Hi all, We moved into this B&B in August and I dont really understand the old fashioned system. we have one boiler for hot water and one for the heating. The tank is on the landing slightly lower than the first floor, then there is a second floor, four rooms on each floor, seven are ensuite...
  20. L

    Fired Earth Taps driving me mad

    Hi all We have a set of Fired Earth floor mounted taps with shower head attachment on our bath. Unfortunately I don’t know the model as they were installed before we moved in. The issue we are having as that the diverted between bath taps and shower head appears to have seized up and we are...
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