How do I know what size tap cartridge I need?

How do I know what size tap cartridge I need?

How do I know what size tap cartridge I need?

Once you have removed the ceramic tap cartridge you will need to identify the thread size. In the UK 95% of taps are either BSP 1/2″ (Basin size) or 3/4″ (Bath size). The BSP “British Pipe Standard ” doesn’t refer to any physical dimension, which is very confusing and is why we display all the dimensions in mm.

Are tap cartridges universal?

Universal Replacement Valves and Cartridges for Bathroom & Kitchen Taps

  • These spare parts are universal fitting and will fit most standard bath, basin and kitchen taps.
  • All valves are long life European specification & comply with relevant technical standards.

Are tap cartridges interchangeable?

In short, take nothing for granted. Many tap valves can look similar but small differences can mean that they will not interchange. As tap manufacturers tend to buy in the internals (the valves) it is usually possible to source replacements whether or not you know the make and model of the brassware.

How long do mixer tap cartridges last?

How Long Do Ceramic Disc Cartridges Last? A lifetime. But it depends on the hardness of your water (contact your water provider), and the quality of the tap itself.

How do I change a mixer tap cartridge?

  1. Turn off water at mains.
  2. Remove handle by removing indicator button.
  3. Use an allen key to unscrew the grub screw.
  4. Unscrew dome cover and locking nut.
  5. Replace the cartridge.
  6. Re-assemble tap.
  7. Turn on water supply and inspect for leaks.

What does a mixer tap cartridge do?

A ceramic tap cartridge is a device in a modern tap (especially mixer taps) that controls the flow of water. In modern mixer taps it may also control the mixing of hot and cold water in the body of the tap.

Are hot and cold tap cartridges the same?

Although Kohler ceramic valve cartridges are available in hot (which means the water turns off by turning the handle clockwise) and cold (the water turns off counterclockwise), the only difference between the two is the way the valves turn.

Can you replace ceramic tap washers?

How to repair a ceramic tap, with advice on tap valve fitting, ceramic tap washer repair and ceramic tap cartridge replacement. It is very rare for the ceramic discs to wear out and the need to replace them is even rarer. It is, most often, just a case of dismantling the moving parts and servicing them.

Are Moen and Delta cartridges interchangeable?

They are both the replacement part cartridge for the Posi Temp Moen shower valve. They are made from the same parts, the only difference is their packaging and model number.

Why is my mixer tap leaking?

Some modern mixer taps (including monobloc taps) operate with ceramic discs instead of rubber washers, which are hidden inside cartridges within the tap. If one of the ceramic discs breaks (the most common cause for a leaking tap), you will need to replace the whole cartridge.

What kind of tap cartridges do I need for my mixer?

Our mixer tap cartridges suit most mixer tapware brands such Dorf, Caroma, Stylus, Hansa, Irwell, Raymor, and many others. for local stockists and plumbers near you. Find A… Fix-A-Tap is Australia’s No. 1 Plumbing Suppliers for Replacements Parts, Fittings & Tools for Taps, Shower, Toilets and White Goods.

Is there a way to fix a leaking mixer tap?

Dripping mixer taps can be easily fixed by replacing the leaking mixer cartridge. We have several replacement options available including flat and raised cartridges, and water saving cartridges designed for more sustainable water use.

How to replace a Moen single handle faucet cartridge?

Watch the 1255 Cartridge Removal & Installation Video: Video Player is loading. This is a modal window. Cartridge 1200 or Cartridge 1225 – Single-handle replacement cartridge. Watch the 1225 Cartridge Removal & Installation Video. This video also applies to the 1200 cartridge: Video Player is loading. This is a modal window.