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How to replace a tap washer

A leaky tap is a wanton waste of our precious resources, and one that can be easily fixed in under 10 minutes, at a cost of less than R10. Visit your local Builders to purchase a new tap washer - take the old one with you if in any doubt as to the correct size.

13/06/2019

With water restrictions in force around the country, saving water has never been more important. A leaky tap is a wanton waste of our precious resources, and one that can be easily fixed in under 10 minutes, at a cost of less than R10.

 

 

GOOD TO KNOW: If you have a mixer tap with a cartridge filter, you may need to replace the entire tap.

 

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How to replace a tap washer

If you have never replaced a tap washer, you will be surprised at how easy it is to do this. Replacing a tap washer will only take around 10 minutes tops.

1. Remove the top button from the tap to reveal the screw shaft underneath. Use a suitably sized screwdriver to loosen the screw.

2. Once you lift off the top of the tap you will see the shaft that fits into the top. Now you can use a wrench to loosen the shaft.

3. Take out the shaft to remove and replace the tap washer.

In reverse order, put everything back the way it was and your tap will be good as new.

 

 

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