Bath tap Dripping for Months and Need Help
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jonifresh
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Bath tap Dripping for Months and Need Help

by jonifresh » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:33 am

Morning.

I have a dripping bath tap that's driving me insane. Fixed the odd tap before but it was simple, this one is challenging me.
Both hot and cold are quarter turn and the leak is from hot (left hand side). The hot tap turns further than it should do when shutting off, so maybe the tap is damaged hence why it's dripping.

I read it could be the headgear cartridge that needs replacing so I am willing to give this a go... however, after removing the handle It appears there is no grub screw inside to release the tap head to access the cartridge. There is no cap to pull off of the top either.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Bath tap Dripping for Months and Need Help

by Dr. Strange » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:17 am

Go to plumbers merchants (possibly several) and take the cartridge with you. Also take the part of the tap which attaches to the top of the cartridge with you. If plumbers merchants can’t give you an identical cartridge you will have to buy a new tap.

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