How to reseat a dripping tap – Plumbing Tips

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on September 20, 2017

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How to re seat a tap from Where to buy the tools online and how to use them. Plumbing tips

Today we’re going to show you how to use a tap reseating tool.
This particular one is made by Monumement DIY.
The good thing about a reseating tool is that it can save you loads of money on buying
a new tap especially after you’ve changed a washer in a tap and it is still dripping. A tap reseating tool smooths off the metal face onto
which the washer connects. Turn the water
off and use a small screwdriver to remove the screwcap cover.
Inside you should find a small screw. Undo this screw.
Once the screw is removed, pull the tap head out of the way.
Remove the chrome tap mechanism cover and using an adjustable spanner
turn this anti-clockwise to remove the mechanism.
Now we can see inside the tap.
The smaller hole that is further away is the tap seat that we intend to grind down. Tap reseating tools
come with different threads. Now’s the time to choose the right one.
This one looks like it fits fine. Once you’ve selected the right
thread for your tap slide that onto the handle shaft of the tap reseating tool.
Select the right size of blade for the tap
and run the onto the thread on the end making sure that the blade jagged teeth are pointing towards the tap.
Attach the tap reseating tool and apply downwards pressure whilst twisting.
Slowly you should grind away a new face on the tap.
When this is done remove the reseating tool and have a look at your work. As you can see the new seat is now lovely and shiny. Reassemble the tap
in reverse order turn the water on and you’re done.

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