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How to Change a Tap Washer?

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To change a washer on a tap, the first thing you should do is to turn off the main water supply and then use a screwdriver to gently lift off the cover underneath the tap. Remove the screw exposed by turning it anti-clockwise then the handle will lift clear. Remove the cover by turning anti-clockwise and the head gear will be exposed. Un-tighten the head gear nut and remove the head gear to replace the washer. When done, replace all the covers and nuts into place and tighten back to the respective places.
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To change a washer on a tap, start by closing the main supply of water and clogging the sink. Then, unscrew the top plate of the tap and then remove the body cover. The washer is usually underneath the body and it will either be pressed into place or held in position with a nut. Remove the washer and place the new washer and then reverse the process.
Turn off the water supply, open the tap to be treated. Unscrew the tap head and lift the top of the tap away. Be careful not to scratch the chrome when using spanner or pliers. On most taps the washer just fits loosely inside. Throw the old washer away and insert a new one and refit tap head and tighten. Turn water supply back on and when water comes through, turn the tap off. Now inspect for drips and leaks. There should be none. Turn the tap on and off a few times to make sure it is working properly.
Changing a tap washer involves a few steps. First you'll need to turn off the water to that area. Next, you'll need to remove the old tap. You can find more info at: www.essortment.com
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1. Turn off the water supply at the mains. Look around for the main water turn-off-it may be outside. 2. Open the tap you are going to work on and allow any residual water to drain.
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1. Locate the main water valve. 2. Turn off the water to your house. 3. Locate the nut that sits just behind the faucet knob. 4. Remove the nut using an adjustable wrench. 5. Pull
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Changing a tap washer is quite easy. Making sure you have the right size washer at hand first, close off the valve feeding that tap or the main valve to the property. Depending on
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Very much depends on the type of tap. This web site should give you the basics with pictures Source(s): http://www.diydata.com/problem/taps/wash…
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