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Updated on October 8, 2011

Fixing a dripping tap

Fixing a dripping tap
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How to fix that dripping tap with ease

How to fix a dripping tap: That drip drip drip drip noise has got to be the worst thing in the kitchen or bathroom. A dripping tap can waste up to 3 gallons of water a year and it is so simple to fix. We are going to show you how to fix that dripping tap with ease. This is a step by step guide to fixing a leaking tap or a dripping tap.

What you will need to fix a dripping tap

What you will need to fix a dripping tap

1. One adjustable spanner.

2. A new washer (you can get these at any plumbing shop or diy store)

3. A cloth to clean and dirty parts.

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Step by step guide to fixing a dripping tap

Step by step guide to fixing a dripping tap

This a step by step guide to fixing a dripping tap or a leaking tap with ease.

1. Turn off the isolator to the tap, this is normally located under the sink, if not follow along the pipes from the tap until you find the isolator. Make sure it is turned off tight (turning clockwise)

2. Go back to the tap and turn it on fully to make sure all the water has drained from the pipes and there is no more water coming out of the tap.

3. Take your adjustable spanner and undo the middle section of the tap. Now take the section out of the tap, after cleaning it remove the washer and replace it with the new one.

4. Make sure you hold the spout of the tap when tightening the tap up.

5. Clean any dirt from the tap making sure the spout is clear and clean from limescale.

6. Turn the isolator back on (anti-clockwise)and no more dripping tap.

How to fix a dripping tap



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