COMMUNITY FORUM

kattaddorra

03:34AM | 04/29/05
Member Since: 04/28/05
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hellllllllllp...the cold tap on our bathroom hand basin is sometimes OK, sometimes has just a trickle, and sometimes no water comes out at all.We are 2 hard up middle aged ladies,is it anything we can DIY please, does anyone know. Thank you.

RayVinZant

06:47AM | 04/29/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Kat:

It will depend on the tools you have and your mechanical ability. If you have a pair of water pump pliers, a phillips and regular screw drivers and an adjustible wrench, you can typically pull apart most faucets (unless they are corroded). Every faucet is different, as there are about 5,000 types and brands. The best thing to do is to check out from the library the Black and Decker home plumbing repair book. It will take you through a basic disassemble of a faucet.

The problem with your faucet (most likely) is dirt and debris blocking the supply to the faucet or the washer on the faucet has come loose and is not opening properly. In either case, you will have to shut off the water to the faucet, remove the handle to the faucet, then remove the bonnet below the handle and remove the stem or cartride. If the washer is off the end of the stem, you will have to probably retrieve it with a bent piece of wire, dental pick, or needle nose pliers. If the screw is off and has fallen into the supply tube, you will probably have to remove the supply tube to get it our or turn on the water to flush it out.

Once you determine what the problem is, you can get replacement parts at the hardware store and reassemble the faucet. Make sure to close off the opening to the drain in the sink, or you will loose little parts down the drain and turn your small job into a bigger one.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.

kattaddorra

07:25AM | 04/29/05
Member Since: 04/28/05
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the prompt reply,well now we can have a go at DIY,my sister is quite a 'handywoman' as she used to help her late husband a lot.Kat

kattaddorra

08:59AM | 05/10/05
Member Since: 04/28/05
3 lifetime posts
Hello again, we managed to dismantle the tap but a leak began underneath so it was beyond us and we sent for a plumber.He said the tap was old and worn out, he replaced it, also the hot tap and fittings underneath and only charged us £30....a job well done.Thanks again for your advice. Kat
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Don't overlook coasters as a way to scatter small pops of color and style around a room. If you love monograms, why not dr... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1