Hot water tap


Postby gingertom » Sun May 25, 2008 11:09 pm

Hello hope someone can help.. Ive a bathroom basin HW tap that isnt working no water flow, yet the bath HW tap works OK .Ive taken the handle off spindle seems ok and checked for a clearance at the spout Cold water taps in basin and bath working

Any ideas ? much appreciated
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Postby htg engineer » Mon May 26, 2008 8:38 am

When you take the handle off - around the spindle is shaped like a nut, drain the hot water or turn off water via a gate valve etc undo the nut and check the tap washer, they sometimes come off and become lodged in the tap and can stop/restrict the flow.

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Postby rosebery » Mon May 26, 2008 9:26 am

and before you do that procure a new one just in case it needs replacing which is much easier to do whilst you have it apart.

They're only a couple of quid.

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Postby rosebery » Mon May 26, 2008 9:26 am

I mean the tap head NOT just the washer.

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Postby nitro23456 » Mon May 26, 2008 1:38 pm

and even before you do that check to see if someone hasnt isolated the tap with a ballofix valve or something similar on the pipe run up to the tap.
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