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Advice on Replacing A Sink and Basin and Taps

Postby Hightime » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:35 pm

Hello all,

I need to replace individual hot and cold water taps on the kitchen sink and bathroom basin with mixer taps. I need to have the sink and basin changed to do this, how exactly do I make sure I get the right sink and basin before I call the plumber in to fit them? Is it just simply measuring the current size of each and getting a similar sized replacement? I ask because I know hardly anything about DIY and can bet I will miss something important out or get the wrong thing in.

Thank you.
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Postby collectors » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:54 pm

There are too many variables. You would be better getting the plumber around & let him get the new parts. The sinks " especially the kitchen one" has only a
5-8 mm lip & needs to be measured very carefully. Taps will depend on what hot & cold water system you have in the house to know what choice of tap to buy. IE: Gravity or pressurised.
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Postby Hightime » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:55 pm

collectors wrote:There are too many variables. You would be better getting the plumber around & let him get the new parts. The sinks " especially the kitchen one" has only a
5-8 mm lip & needs to be measured very carefully. Taps will depend on what hot & cold water system you have in the house to know what choice of tap to buy. IE: Gravity or pressurised.


I was thinking that is the safest bet too. Thank you.
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