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terry004
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garden tap not working

by terry004 » Wed Dec 21, 2022 8:58 pm

Hi,
I forgot to lag my garden tap and after the bad frost we all had I turnt my garden tap on and all I get is a trickle of water I have tried putting heater inside cupboard as well as hot water over the tap with no luck...anyone got any ideas...they would be much appreciated.

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Re: garden tap not working

by stoneyboy » Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:48 pm

Hi terry2004,
You could take the tap apart and replace the washer but quickest and easiest to replace the tap complete which will cost around £6.
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Re: garden tap not working

by stoneyboy » Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:48 pm

Hi terry2004,
You could take the tap apart and replace the washer but quickest and easiest to replace the tap complete which will cost around £6 if you diy.
Regards S

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Re: garden tap not working

by terry004 » Fri Dec 23, 2022 2:43 pm

thanks for the reply I think I will replace tap..

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Re: garden tap not working

by stoneyboy » Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:46 pm

Hi terry004,
If the existing tap has a non-return valve this will have been deformed by freezing so replacement is the simplest option.
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Re: garden tap not working

by terry004 » Sat Dec 24, 2022 12:08 pm

Thanks for the info how do I know if it has a none return valve

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Re: garden tap not working

by stoneyboy » Sun Dec 25, 2022 9:28 pm

Hi terry004,
If you look at the body of the tap if there are two screws underneath prior to the main body of the tap then there is an NRV.
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Re: garden tap not working

by Drip-Doctor » Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:24 pm

If the tap has a plastic check valve inside its probably that which is stopping the tap from working. prise out all the plastic and the little spring and refit. Not strictly legal as it should have the check valve but it will at least work.

Worth investing in a tap cover. I like the pyramid ones that seal against the wall.

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