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mixer tap

  1. Bogart

    Mixer tap fastening into worktop

    Trying to fit a mixer tap with this sort of fastening. Bit that goes up inside the tap is like a threaded running nipple but when fully screwed in only 40mm produdes and worktop is 40mm thick so no thread to screw nut onto. I am not even sure of the thread size. Across the flats on the nut...
  2. L

    Non-return valves for mixer tap

    Hi all, I'm planning on fitting my new sink which has a mixer tap. I'm using an unvented system, will this still require non-return valves fitted to the taps connections?
  3. J

    3in1 boiling water mixer tap, filters advice

    Hi I've been given a 3in1 boiling mixer tap without the filter and filter fittings. Do I need to buy the filter and fittings for the same brand, or are different brand filters interchangeable? It's a caple VAP3IN1 if that's helpful. Cheers Jon
  4. T

    Mixer tap flexible hose being cut

    Hi, I have a mixer tap with flexible hose which have been cut on the bottom. Can they be reconnected? what type of connector I need?
  5. A

    22mm flexi pipe to 3/4 copper pipe.

    I am fitting a new mixer tap system. Because of the layout I have had to use flexi hose/pipe. The tap size is 22m. Each tap,respectively, connects to different sized copper pipes. The cold is 15mm copper pipe. So I used a 22mm to 15mm flexi. No problem there. The hot, however, is an old 3/4...
  6. L

    No cold water from mixer tap

    Hardly any cold water coming from mixer tap in bathroom, only hot. All other taps are fine. Does this need replacing/fixer? How do know where to turn mains water off in property?
  7. P

    Leaking bathroom Waterfall mixer tap with shower attachment

    Hi to everyone, newbie here. I have a waterfall mixer tap with a shower attachment which has started leaking. I have replaced both the ceramic disc cartridges, ensuring that everything was clean before hand but its still leaking. To enable the shower, you lift a knob which is situated in the...
  8. A

    Bath Mixer Tap connector for shower hose

    Hi, i need to connect a shower hose to my bath mixer tap but have no idea what parts i need. Not an experienced DIYer so appreciate any advice. Will attach a pic but the tap doesnt have thread. The inside of the tap has vertical teeth.
  9. B

    cartridge for Kronos mixer tap

    I have a Kronos mixer tap from Wren kitchens: Kronos Tap Chrome - High/Low Pressure | Wren Kitchens - https://www.wrenkitchens.com/kronos-tap-chrome-high-low-pressure/79856 I need to replace the cartridge but am having trouble finding the part I need - the brand isn't listed on any of the sites...
  10. C

    Adjust pressure on mixer tap

    Hi I had new a new mixer tap installed a few months ago and at the time of install thought the pressure was too strong. So my plumber made adjustment it to reduce it (or the flow rate?!). I've since decided i would like this increased. Would you be able to explain how i am able to do this as...
  11. H

    Mixer tap weaker flow when tap turned to maximum

    I have a kitchen mixer tap with one simple lever controlling temperature and flow. The street water was cut off for a few hours. After that, the hot water flow worked as before, but the cold water flow was very weak. With the tap set to cold, if I open the tap about half way, the flow is the...
  12. P

    How to change cartridge on unusual mixer tap without removable cap

    Any idea how to get into the cartridge on this tap. I can remove the spout and also unscrew the sleeve on both hot and cold. No idea if there is a cap for the levers to remove. Thought for a while that it was an anti clockwise unscrew, but that doesn't work either :-(
  13. C

    Which tap is leaking in our kitchen mixer tap?

    I have a mixer tap on our kitchen sink and it's started to drip. I c an see how it comes apart but how will I know which one is leaking once I open them up or should I just change both washers to be on the safe side? Thank you.
  14. L

    Leaking Basin Mono Mixer Tap & Valves

    My basin mono mixer (model No: ME00101) is 10 years old & leaks at the bottom base of the mixer stand & underneath the hand lever. Water is running down the LHS hose pipe as a drip. I closed the ball valve on the hose but water still leaks. (A) What is wrong with the mixer? (B) Is the mixer...
  15. O

    Grohe basin mixer tap cover not coming off

    I have a Grohe "Eurosmart Cosmopolitan" mixer tap which doesn't turn fully to the right (cold). I fear some sloppy installation and/or an (unwanted) hot water limiter incorrectly installed. Anyway, the guy who installed it is long gone so I'm on my own DIY now. I took the grub screw out no...
  16. D

    Cannot remove kitchen mixer tap spout

    Hi A while ago I replaced the o rings in my kitchen mixer tap spout....simply by removing the grub screw at the back of the spout and removing it in seconds. BUT I tried to do the same job on a friends mixer tap which is leaking from the bottom of the spout where it meets the base. HOWEVER...
  17. F

    Unusual mixer tap cartridge

    Popped into my local plumber merchants and they couldn't identify it.... Help please.
  18. D

    How do I take out cartridge from mixer tap?

    Kitchen mixer tap, took off handle, no idea how to take out cartridge/valve leaking, on the back there’s a hole for an alley key, doubt that’s it. Looked at videos on YouTube, does make me wonder to put a rag over tap with a wrench to turn anti clockwise, but slips, I don’t know, run out of...
  19. S

    Leaking kitchen mixer tap cartridge

    Hi, got a dripping kitchen mixer tap want to fix. Can't work out how to get cartridge out, not seen anything like the one we have on internet. Please see attached. Any idea?!
  20. J

    Low pressure (0.2 Bar) dual control mixer tap and bath filler

    Hi. We have been looking for a low pressure (0.2 Bar) dual control mixer tap and matching bath filler for our bathroom. The ones we like the look of are from Tavistock, Vado or Tre Mercati. Please would anyone on the forum with experience (good or bad) of these manufacturers taps give me some...
  21. S

    How does this tap and shower work?????

    Hi, I have recently moved in to a new home and upstairs is a bath with a tap mixer shower. However nobody knows how it works. There is the tap then a pipe coming from the middle of the tap to a shower head on the wall. There is no button or switch of any kind and pulling it twisting doesn’t...
  22. J

    Monobloc twin lever mixer tap leaking from spout with taps off!

    Hi, I have a Twin lever Monobloc mixer tap leaking from the base of the spout, there are many answers to this problem online, however, the majority of issues are when the water is on and the tap is running, in my case, the base of the spout is leaking when the taps are off. Would this mean...
  23. P

    Single lever monobloc mixer tap with new cartridge is still leaking (not dripping from spout).

    The tap was leaking from its body (under the 2-way swivel handle; where you access the big brass nut and the cartridge) when turned ON more that a little bit. I've replaced the cartridge and it leaks in same way. It doesn't drip from the spout nor leak when turned off. So, as far as I can see...
  24. S

    Kitchen mixer tap 3 flexi hoses

    Hi, I have just purchased a kitchen tap. I have extremely low water pressure and I'm having trouble finding a tap that actually gives me any water, particularly hot water. Anyway the tap I have bought says it is for low water pressure (MICOE HOME - KITCHEN SINK TAP - QHKF11) however when I...
  25. P

    Mixer tap, bath heats fine, shower fluctuates.

    Good Evening, Thank you for any help I get forward more. I have two problems if you don't mind. Firstly, we have had an issue with the shower heat ever after the shower head got replaced, if the head is held above the mixer tap line it fluctuates in heat from very cold to very hot. If you are...
  26. N

    Mixer Tap with cold water feed only

    Hi All, I got a great deal on a basin and tap recently, the only thing is, is that I only have a cold water feed. Now obviously the mixer takes two inputs but i was wondering what my options are in terms of input. I'm ok that it's only cold water but i was wondering if there's a blanking...
  27. K

    Shower thermostatic mixer tap issues

    Good morning everyone :) I’m having issues with my thermostatic mixer on my shower, I want to strip it down and clean it up inside but I can’t seem to get in to it, I’m guessing the ceramic cover should come off to reveal a screw but it won’t budge, and doesn’t screw either, I’ve unscrewed...
  28. N

    Kitchen mixer tap support

    Hi What is a good tap support to use for a replacement kitchen mixer tap? Are the Sauer ones good and simple enough to install? There are two types of the sauer ones- circlip or full circle support. The Franke support gets mixed reviews (no pun intended)
  29. M

    Need help removing bathroom mixer tap

    Hi there, I need to replace my bathroom sink mixer tap but can't remove it from the sink for the life of me. I've uploaded a few pictures of the tap from various angles. There doesn't seem to be any screws or allen key points. Has anyone seen a tap like this before and knows how to remove it...
  30. J

    Basin mixer tap with pushfit flexi tails

    Hi I need to buy about 20 mono basin mixer taps to connect to 15mm plastic pipes. I can't find any that come with pushfit tails which means either throwing away all the tails to buy pushfit tails or buying adaptors which seem to be as expensive as new tails. Do you know of any cheap contract...
  31. H

    Poor flow of hot water from new mono mixer tap in new fitted kitchen

    Would be very grateful for any comments about the following: Had new kitchen fitted at end of last year - same company supplied and fitted. I have a dispute that the tap fitted is not fit for purpose. I think the flow from the hot water tap is unacceptably slow. It takes ~ 4 1/2 mins to fill a...
  32. Mark Cameron

    Dripping cold water from newly fitted mixer tap

    Hi hoping for some advice please. I fitted a Bristan Easyfit mixer tap in my kitchen but the cold water continues to trickle when I close off the tap. I was unable to fit this piece (first image) as my existing pipe work already has one of these on the cold pipe then a pip to another of these...
  33. M

    deck mounted shower mixer tap

    Hi Folks, Mate of mine lives in middle of nowhere, water pressure is minimal. They have an ancient deck mounted shower mixer tap that has given up. Trying to find a reasonably priced replacement which can be plumbed direct to copper pipe as flexi hoses will reduce pressure even further so not...
  34. O

    Low pressure hot side bath mixer tap

    I came across a job the property has a combi boiler upstairs sink next to the boiler had hot and cold similar pressure mixer tap. there is a bathroom down stairs where the hot comes in T’s off into the basin tap good pressure same as cold side basin tap. Then the pipe finishes off in the bath...
  35. N

    Shower Mixer tap feed connection

    Hi All - Complete amateur here after some very basic advice... I have a dual shower mixer tap - one control is for the bath (single waterfall tap) and the other controls a rainforest shower - turn anti clockwise to run the bath and clockwise to run the shower, the other control adjusts the...
  36. A

    Is it possible for a failed thermostatic bath mixer tap to cause crossover problems

    I have a central heating with storage tank system. I woke this morning to what sounded like running water, although no taps were turned on. I went to my boiler room in the basement and the pressure valve was reading 10 psi and water was running out via the pressure release valve outlet. I turned...
  37. PeterP

    Wall-mount mixer tap - lukewarm

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum I have a wallmounted theromstatic bar-type shower in a house I bought 5 months ago. The water coming out of the shower gets barely above lukewarm - if I twist the thermostat for the heat _at all_ the water goes cold. The bathroom sink taps (and throughout the...
  38. G

    Kitchen mixer tap leaking

    Good morning, We have a Bristan mixer tap in our kitchen and this morning water has started coming out of the part circled in red below: I was just looking for advice as to how to fix this - I'm assuming (and hoping) that it is quite quick and straightforward. It only seems to happen when...
  39. F

    Ceramic kitchen monobloc mixertap

    I guess this might seem a stupid couple questions to the pro plumber but to the diyer which I am I would like to know the answers. Question 1. I have a Wickes Chantiily ceramic kitchen monobloc mixer tap as per attached photo and would like to know wether these are classed as clockwise or...
  40. F

    Poor pressure from kitchen mixer tap

    Afternoon all, We moved into new house (around 25 years old) recently. It's a gravity fed system (cold tank in loft, hot cylinder in airing cupboard upstairs). Pressure from all taps upstairs both hot and cold are fine. However the mixed tap in the kitchen has poor hot pressure (cold comes from...
  41. A

    Mixer tap re-seating tool

    Hello. This is my first post. I hope someone can help me. My kitchen tap recently started dripping from the spout and the spout is also a bit loose. I removed the spout revealing 2 washers that I changed. I re-assembled the spout but the problem persists. I guess my next option is to re-seat the...
  42. J

    Shower mixer tap cartridge replacement

    Hello all I came to replace the cartridge on my bathroom mixer tap, as thehot tap was leaking, and to get the head cover off there is a hole round the back that you slot an allen key into and undo the grub screw. Once i had unscrewed the grub screw i was hoping the cover would slide off and...
  43. T

    Leaking kitchen mixer tap

    Morning all, Just after a wee bit of advice re. my kitchen tap which has a slow leak from the hot tap - though when I open the leak becomes more obvious. No problem from the cold water tap. I presume the washer needs replacing, but it doesn't seem immediately obvious how I get at it. Does...
  44. G

    How do I take this mixer tap apart??

    I can’t seem to work out how this mixer sink tap comes apart. It has started to make vibrating noises and drips whenever I run the upstairs hot water bath taps. I assumed there would be a screw under the handle that screws off, but when I took it off it was just the thread. Any advice would be...
  45. B

    Replace bath & shower mixer tap diverter

    Anyone know how I get to the diverter valve in this? Cant see any obvious way to get the handle off that diverts between bath and shower. When on shower mode the tap is pouring out water at the same time. We've got a full bathroom refurb booked in for in 3 weeks so just need a temporary fix to...
  46. R

    Waterfall Mixer Tap For Ensuite

    Hello I am after a waterfall mixer tap for my ensuite. I have been around the plumbing merchants were I normally get my bits from and a Bristan one is £150 ish. I know there are many makes out there on the internet that are much cheaper but do you guys who fit these things all the time find the...
  47. Transistor

    Old Grohe mixer tap knob removal

    I need to replace the washers on this old (1980s?) mixer tap. Can anyone tell me how to release the knobs on these? It looks like a 4-way spring-action plastic clip and I can't feel anything like a screw in the bottom of it. Many thanks.
  48. M

    Problem tightening Monoblock mixer tap

    Hi Everyone, good to be here. I wonder if someone could advise me with a little issue I have. I bought a "cheap" Monobloc mixer tap and its not bad for the money......only problem is I cant get it to tighten to the sink. The nut to tighten it is 34mm and I cant get good purchase on it to tighten...
  49. D

    Bath mixer tap with shower attachment

    Can I fit a standard bath mixer tap with shower attachment to my system. I have mains pressure cold supply but the hot is low pressure from a hot water cylinder. Any advice would be greatfully recieved. Thanks
  50. S

    Original or pattern mixer tap cartridge?

    Original Newform cartridge part no. 14720 ranges from £40 to 60 euros. What looks like a pattern part from Ownace is only £7.99. Can anyone advise if the pattern part is "likely" to be OK or do I need to pay the extortionate price to be certain of quality? Steve (DIY home owner, not professional!)