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Finding cartridge for a Blanco tap ...

Postby mike_bike_kite » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:21 pm

The tap in my kitchen is 15 years old and needs a new cartridge. Unfortunately Blanco don't seem to stock cartridges for older taps (brilliant!). They said all taps apparently have different cartridges so I can't just use an alternative (insane!). Do all tap supplies do this? Is there anything I can do?

Replacing the tap is a major operation as the plumbing in that area is quite complex and requires various cabinets to be taken apart etc.

I'm told the tap is a Blanco Lido BM1040. Not sure if that helps.

Any help appreciated.

Mike
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:28 pm

Hi mbk
You need to remove the cartridge and see if you can find a replacement on line. Your search will bring up a number of suppliers who sell a range of different cartridges - make sure you measure careful.
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Postby mike_bike_kite » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:51 am

stoneyboy wrote:Hi mbk
You need to remove the cartridge and see if you can find a replacement on line. Your search will bring up a number of suppliers who sell a range of different cartridges - make sure you measure careful.
Regards S
The problem is to remove the cartridge I need to turn the water off for the house. I can see the wife allowing me to just change the cartridge but not to have the water off for days while I wait for a new cartridge :)

Is it still possible to buy mixer taps that just use tap washers? these cartridges seem to be a bit counter productive (and costly).
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:11 pm

Hi mbk,
Yes standard mixer taps are available, you'll probably have to have cross heads and you'll need to check they are full turn operation (or similar wording).
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Postby mike_bike_kite » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:30 pm

Many thanks.
I'll look for a tap like that for the replacement.
Have a good day.
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