Dripping Tap Morley
I know how annoying it is when a tap is constantly dripping. So, I got my plumbing bag together to
visit a customer in Morley with a kitchen tap that was driving her insane.
I took a look at the tap and it was the one pictured here on the right.
The customer had a combi boiler (the type that heats the water up instantly and doesn’t have a tank upstairs) and this meant that the hot water was under pressure as much as the cold. This meant that it could be either ceramic washer in the hot or cold that could be leaking. On the other type of system it’s normally the cold that would drip.
Turn off the water at the mains
So, with the water turned off at the mains, just a simple job of taking out the ceramic inserts, go to the shop for replacements, swap them out, and bobs your uncle. First try, Handyman’s supplies, followed by Mak-a-Home, no joy. She had bought the taps from B&Q so they were bound to have the parts. NO
No parts available anywhere
I even got the model number of the tap and did a search online. I couldn’t find any anywhere. Both me and the customer were flabbergasted. So, I had to put the tap back together, I swapped the ceramics around to see if it made any difference. It did, slightly, but the drip hadn’t stopped. I then returned a week later to fit the new tap that the customer had purchased. Thankfully for her it was one that had normal taps on it like the one pictured here on the left. These have standard rubber washers inside to make a seal. Something that are as cheap as chips to replace should you ever need to.