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Fixing leaking bathroom taps

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Bathrooms on August 13th, 2010 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

To fix a leaking bathroom tap, or any tap for that matter, you must know where to turn off the water supply. First, check for isolation valves close to the tap on its supply pipes. If you cannot find one, you’ll need to turn off the supply with a stop tap further down the pipe run. The mains stopcock is often found under or close to the kitchen sink in most homes. read more »

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Changing bath taps

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Bathrooms on August 12th, 2010 by Julian Cassell – 1 Comment

Changing bath taps is straightforward as long as you have good access to the underside of the bath and the isolation valves for the water supply. Make sure that any replacements you buy are compatible with the number of tap holes on your bath and the distance that they are apart. In this example a bath filler unit is being replaced with one that has a shower spray attachment. read more »

Fitting a bath and taps

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Bathrooms on August 11th, 2010 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

The sequence below shows a typical order of work for fitting a bath and taps. Changing over an old bath for a new one is a straightforward job if you are easily able to isolate the water supply, and both waste and supply pipes do not need major alterations in positioning. When ordering a new bath, make sure that the taps you choose are compatible with the number of holes in the bath. read more »

Fitting a basin and taps

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Bathrooms on August 10th, 2010 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

The following sequence shows a typical order of work for fitting a basin and taps. Changing an old basin for a new one is a straightforward process as long as you are easily able to isolate hot and cold water supplies, and the existing supply and waste pipes connected to the basin do not need too much adjustment in their position. Remember to take care when fixing into walls and floors – using a cable, pipe and stud detector can help in finding safe fixing positions. read more »

Fixing leaking kitchen taps

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Kitchens on August 9th, 2010 by Julian Cassell – 3 Comments

To fix a leaking kitchen tap, or indeed any leaking tap, you must know where to turn off the water supply to the tap. First, check for isolation valves close to the tap, on its supply pipes. If you cannot find one, you will have to turn off the supply with a stop tap further down the pipe run. The main stopcock for a house is often found under the kitchen sink. It’s important to know where these taps are to turn off water supply if a leak is severe. read more »