How To Change Your Tap

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The old faucet no longer works properly, no longer looks good, or no longer fits the renewed look of the bathroom or kitchen? Then a new one has to be found. The change is not that difficult and can be done in no time with the following instructions or you can consult a local company in charge of the fixing.

You should also know this – If you have a large cloth ready to wipe up water that may still be in the connecting hoses when the inlet is switched off, you have taken the right precautions.

  1. Turn off the corner valves that are located under the basin. Usually, there is one for the hot and one for the cold water. If you want to be on the safe side, turn off the main water tap as well. And check whether there is no more water.
  2. Loosen the connecting pipes or hoses on the corner valves. They are fastened with so-called union nuts. It is best to use a suitable wrench. A so-called Englishman or a pipe wrench will also work, but you risk damaging the nuts with it.
  3. Loosen the fastening of the fitting under the basin and take it out. Carefully remove any silicone from the hole with a knife.
  4. Unscrew the hoses on the old fitting and attach them to the new one. Make sure that the screw connections are correctly seated and not tilted. It makes sense to clean everything when you get the chance and replace the seals with new ones.
  5. Place a sealing washer and washer over the tubing to protect the ceramic.
  6. the Hoses should be pushed through the hole in the sink, then the fastening screw, and finally, the faucet goes into the hole. The fitting should not be turned very tightly but adjusted precisely in the middle. The fitting has to be screwed on very tightly – if something loosens and has played, this will lead to damage over time.
  7. Connect the line hoses to the angle valves. They are fastened with the union nuts. The connection will not be tight if the seals are not properly seated.
  8. Turn on the corner valves – if necessary, the main water tap – and try out whether everything works and is tight. All connections should be carefully examined for moisture – one drop is too many, so dry everything thoroughly with a cloth before testing. There is need for an 24/7 service expert in cases when you can’t handle it.