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How to change a mixer tap written by Luke

Tools and Materials Needed

Adjustable Wrench, Basin Wrench, Combination Pliers, Course Sponge, Plumbers Putty, Pipe Thread Sealing Tape, Electrical Tape.

Turn the Water Supply Off

Start by turning off the water supply to the tap. This will be located nearby or at the mains. Turn the taps on (hot and cold) to remove any water in the system as well as any residual pressure.

Disconnect the Water Supply Pipes

Use the adjustable wrench to disconnect the water supply lines, to the mixer tap, located underneath the sink.

Remove the Retaining Nuts

Use the basin wrench to remove the mixer tap retaining nuts from underneath the sink.

Remove the Tap

Now remove the mixer tap from the surface of the sink. You may find it useful to use a rocking motion to help loosen the base seal under the tap.

Clean the Area

Use the coarse sponge to clean the surface where the tap has been seated.

Fit The New Mixer Tap

With the plumber’s putty, roll out a small ring and place it around the sink hole. Place the new mixer tap into the hole and press it firmly into the plumber’s putty.

Replace Retaining Nuts

Replace the retaining nuts from beneath the sink using your fingers. Check from above to make sure of proper alignment. When straight, use the basin wrench to tighten the nuts, being careful not to over tighten.

Sealing the Thread

Use the pipe sealing tape to wrap a layer around the threads of the new mixer tap water supply lines, beginning in a clockwise direction.

Connect the Water Supply Pipes

Use the adjustable wrench to connect the water supply lines to their respective mixer tap lines. Hot water connects to the left and cold water connects to the right. Be careful not to over tighten.

Remove the Aerator

Use the combination pliers to remove the mixer tap aerator by turning in an anti-clockwise direction. To protect the finish of the aerator, put some electrical tape around the jaws of the pliers. Turn the water supply back on.

Flush the Tap Through

To flush out any sediment that may be in the lines, open the mixer tap to allow a stream of water through both the hot and cold side.

Replace the Aerator

Turn the tap off and replace the aerator using the pliers with the tape still attached, for protection.
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