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Re: Plumbing... Again!!!!

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Originally Posted by devonspider View Post
If your tap has a quater turn action it has ceramic discs. A tiny bit of dirt can sometimes seperate these discs simply isolate water supply to taps, clean discs and reassemble. 10 minute job. If standard tap which you keep tuning to stop simply repalce washer. Probably save you a £50.00 plumbers bill. Thats if you can get a plumber in the first place.
Just fitted a new kitchen tap. The Franke ceramic disk had one disk unit split, allowing a leak. £120 for replacement. Got a tap for just under £11 (£8 postage), new Targa in our beige (champagne?) colour. Old one was uncleanable, big improvement. Plenty of chrome taps out there.
On compression taps I rub down the washer seat with a bit of 600 wet/dry glued to the flat handle end of a small wood chisel.
Always fit isolation valves, easy to turn off water locally.
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