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Name:
winerwalker (winerwalker@gmail.com)
Date: Tue 27 Sep 2011 15:55:26 BST
Subject: Removing cartidge?
 

You say "Carefully remove the ceramic cartridges" - how? My bath creaks as I try to turn the unit, or pull the cartidge free.
(I've removed the decorative cover, and the circlip around the spindle, leaving a hexnut visible above a rubber washer, sitting on externally threaded main body of the unit.)

Any ideas?

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Name:
Jaimie (mjeetah@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Mon 18 Apr 2011 10:19:08 BST
Subject: Bathroom tap lever broken
 

Hello,

Our bathroom mixer tap lever is broken and the lever came off completely. Can someone please advise if it is the cartridge that needs replacing? Which spare parts do we need to replace without having to buy a new mixer tap?

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Name:
Eve (@fotoshop@btinternet.com)
Date: Fri 11 Mar 2011 13:04:44 GMT
Subject: 25 yr old leaking tap
 

I have 25 yr. old taps in a bathroom basin and the cold one has been leaking badly for several months. Previous plumbers have shied away but my current one is tackling the job.
He finds that the head (or spindle or valve)
is not replaceable by today's stock which all seem to be 8mm. This one has a spline count of, I think 14 with ceramic disc.
Does anyone have any pointers as to where I might find one please?

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Name:
Martin (martinreid1@gmail.com)
Date: Fri 05 Nov 2010 23:42:30 GMT
Subject: Leaking kitchen faucet - Rubinet Raven model
 

We have a very expensive, solid brass, single lever kitchen faucet, 6 years old. We are on a well with a water softener. The tap leaks from the body after every 2-3 years. I get a free replacement cartridge from Rubinet but this time the leak was worse when I replaced the cartridge. I had cleaned up the small deposits on the sealing surface with emery cloth, and used a small amount of silicone grease on reinstallation. I screwed down hard by hand the body of the tap but did not use a wrench as I didn't want to damage the antique brass finish. Please help.

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Name:Jon (jon24979@hotmail.co.uk) Date:Wed 06 Oct 2010 20:03:59 BSTSubject:spindle 

Hi

When I turn my tap the head started to spin loosely, I unscrewed the top and found that the thread on the spindle was completly worn. Can the spindles be replaced or would you have to buy a new set of taps.

Thanks for any help

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Name:
karlo (@wotnowater@talktalk.net)
Date: Wed 29 Sep 2010 16:20:46 BST
Subject: hard to get water out of tap!
 

Hi all,

we have the opposite to a leaking tap! Tap is gold coloured 'Regency' style, cold water. About 10 years old I think. For the past 6 months or so we have put up with the tap not working when turned on. You have to physically pull upwards hard on tap to get water out after turning it 'on'. If you let go the water stops and you have to pull on it again. Even then water usually only comes out about 1/4 -1/3rd normal flow rate.

Has anyone any ideas before I get too stuck in? In the past have cleaned black gunge off spindle which has helped but only temporarily.

thanks in advance.

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Name:
John (@jocanory@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Sat 11 Sep 2010 18:37:40 BST
Subject: Replacing ceramic tap gland
 

The cold gland is slowoly dripping and I took the gland to B%26Q to get a replacement. No-one there was able to advise as to which size gland I should purchase.
They stocked:
1/2" 8mm spline
1/2" 9mm spline
1/2" 10.5mm.

How do I determine which one to purchase?

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Name:
Sam (samclarke2006@aol.com)
Date: Fri 09 Apr 2010 10:12:21 BST
Subject: dripping tap
 

Any ideas welcome - my bathroom sink tap is dripping and I can't seem to take it apart. There is a small plastic cap at the top but when you take this off there isn't a screw underneath. There are no visible screws anywhere on the tap, even when you have the tap fully on. There doesn't seem to be any part to undo and I'm not sure what to try next.

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Name:
Dave (@skydiva001@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Sat 13 Mar 2010 15:00:22 GMT
Subject: Ceramic Tap Discs
 

Where can I obtain ceramic tap discs - the taps are under 2 years old from B%26Q. Thanks Dave.

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Name:Rich Atkins (doctoratkins@gmail.com) Date:Mon 18 Jan 2010 13:43:06 GMTSubject:Mixer tap 

Hi, my kitchen taps use a swivelling mixer delivery pipe which leaks slightly at the base. On unscrewing and sliding away the threaded cowl, the mixer pipe may be lifted by about 5 mm to reveal a split grey rubber o-ring which obviously needs replacing. There is also a thicker black rubber ring lower down which looks OK. Unfortunately although the pipe is now very loose and floppy, I am unable to pull it from the base. I am reluctant to pull too hard lest I break something. Could you please advise? Regards Rich

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Name:
paula (noeleentonlinson549@btinternet.comleaking)
Date: Sun 17 Jan 2010 00:34:28 GMT
Subject: leaking shower/taps
 

hi can u tell me if i need to replace the cartridge in my bath taps i have the imperial deva collection which is the two taps and a shower head with a leaver in the middle of the two taps that turns it from bath to shower but it leaks water from the shower head when on bath and also from under the leaver can u advise me many thanx its driving me made as its in my ensuit

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Name:
paula (noeleentonlinson549@btinternet.comleaking)
Date: Sun 17 Jan 2010 00:24:55 GMT
Subject: leaking shower/taps
 

hi can u tell me if i need to replace the cartridge in my bath taps i have the imperial deva collection which is the two taps and a shower head with a leaver in the middle of the two taps that turns it from bath to shower but it leaks water from the shower head when on bath and also from under the leaver can u advise me many thanx its driving me made as its in my ensuit

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Name:
brena M. (mubaiwas@aol.co.uk)
Date: Tue 05 Jan 2010 20:48:24 GMT
Subject: How do I repair my shower mixer tap that dripps as soon as I run my bathroom basin tap
 

Please advise.

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Name:
S.Worthington (sjworthington@aol.com)
Date: Sat 14 Nov 2009 12:52:31 GMT
Subject: Bath mixer Taps
 

When removing the ceramic cartridge from the hot tap, is the thread a left handed thread. I am having trouble removing it but don't want to put too much pressure on the spanner in case of damaging hex head of cartridge. Thnx

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Name:Kaye (kaywynne@rogers.com) Date:Fri 28 Aug 2009 18:47:31 BSTSubject:Turning Direction of Taps 

I am in an apartment, and the kitchen sink, bathroom sink an bathtub each have two taps, one for hot and one for cold. They all turn on and off in different directions. Is there a correct way they should turn. It seems to me that when I fixed taps in my house, they turned on towards the centre, and off towards the outside.

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Name:
Brian Pink (brian.pink409@mod.uk)
Date: Thu 04 Jun 2009 09:00:32 BST
Subject: on/off lever on ceramic tap goes slightly past its centre point
 

When the tap is normally turned off it very slowly drips. However, if the lever is lined up with tap body it doesn't. Is ther a way of adjusting the lever so that it not only lines up but results in being drip free.
Many thanks

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Name:
Tricia ( triciaa@tiscali.co.uk)
Date: Mon 18 May 2009 14:35:38 BST
Subject: single-lever mixer tap, leak
 

We have a leak coming from the shower in our mobile home, it's dripping from the underside of the lever and I'm unsure how to remove the lever to see what I can do to fix this. There is nothing as annoying as listening to a drip falling onto the shower base!
Many thanks
Tricia

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Name:
Kirit (kirit@kadey.co.uk)
Date: Wed 22 Apr 2009 09:03:28 BST
Subject: leaking head shower
 

hi there i have just installed a 20cm rain shower head, but noticed that after i have shut my taps, that after about 5 mins there is a small gus of water that is realesed from the shower head.
please can you advise

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Name:
JONCLIF (jonclif@aol.com)
Date: Wed 01 Apr 2009 19:01:03 BST
Subject: Leaking Taps
 

Good advice on garden taps which have eluded me for years. Having sorted the push fit connector out, the pressure caused a leak through the upper gland. Advice - pack with loads of PTFE tape. Thank you!

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Name:Ian Metcalfe (Ian.Metcalfe@Copypower.co.uk) Date:Fri 20 Mar 2009 21:21:06 GMTSubject:diagrams 

I was checking on ceramic taps. It's a very useful piece all round with very detailed descriptions but the diagrams are very small and with insufficient labels to tie in with the text.
Thank you anyway.

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