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Replace bath or full refurb just because of taps?!

Postby catseyes » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:30 pm

I had a combi boiler installed 2 years ago. I now have leaking taps on the bath it’s leaking down the copper pipes making them green. These pipes are both 22mm and I get awful water hammer on the cold assuming that’s from the pipe going 15mm to 22mm!

The taps are at the back and centre on an external wall. Is removing the bath and replacing it with new taps/pipes an option?
Bathroom is fully tiled all over with no spare tiles.
really can’t afford a total bathroom refurb but something needs doing. Any ideas?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:33 pm

Hi catseyes
If your bath is tight against the wall and the taps are at the back you can either disconnect pipework, drop the bath and move it out or it may be possible to not move the bath, fit new taps in an accessible position on the bath, cut off the old ones and fit something like a shelf or soap dish to hide the old tap position.
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