Tip 1: How to change the mixer

As you know, under the moon nothing lasts forever.That faucet in the kitchen or bathroom can wear so much that no repairs will not help.Such mixer have to change.If you looked carefully at the store shiny new faucet will again have to change the old faucet new.How to do it, read on.
you need
  • Adjustable rack and keys;
  • pliers;
  • Flashlight;
  • sealant;
  • Basin;
  • hoses;
  • Special plumbing tape.
Guide
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First you need to get rid of worn out (obsolete) mixer, pre-blocking water.Open the valve on the mixer system to get rid of the pressure and the remaining water from the tap is fully emerged.If you are going to change just mixer , will be enough to detach the hoses.If you want to change more and hoses, disconnect them from the pipe liner.
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conventional mixer strengthen two standard ways: on a narrow or a broad-based.To remove mixer , mounted on a narrow basis, just climb up under the sink.If under it loose enough that you can easily unscrew the nut with pliers.With the mixer on a
broad basis will have to sweat a little.First, you must unleash the tap handle.To access the nut holding mixer , you need to get rid of pens and pads from under them.Now you can unscrew the nuts.
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After unscrewing nuts pull out of the sink faucet .Noticing the gasket located between the base of the mixer and sink, remove it with a knife.Together with the seal, and dispose of the old seals with a touch of lime, gathered around the old faucet.Print limescale and other dirt can be diluted in water with vinegar or a special household products.
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Now you can install a new faucet .If he has a broad base, the installation is relatively easy.But if the base is narrow, you will have to get under the sink.It is necessary to tighten the nut and at the same time to control the slope of the mixer and its location.And for this you need a helper.Before using the new mixer, check the possible leak, and then remove the remains of sealant to the base of the mixer.

Tip 2: How to change the gasket in the mixer

trouble when in the kitchen or bathroom faucet flows.Constantly dripping water have a negative effect on the counter, which winds round the amount to the account of the owners of property.Flowing water can contribute to the appearance of unsightly stains on the surface of sanitary ware.
How to change the gasket in the mixer
you need
  • - new gasket;
  • - wrench.
Guide
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The most common cause is flowing tap wear pads.This is the most short-lived part in the mixer.The reason for this material - rubber deteriorates on contact with water.Even with a well-twisted the valve stem or the valve will leak out if the gasket is worn out.Repair the leak can only replace it.Shut off the water access to the faulty tap.Make sure the water does not come out (if it will ooze out a thin stream, it is permissible).
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Remove the head of the crane - it is necessary to use a wrench.Remove the old gaskets and replace them with new ones.Gaskets can be purchased at the store or make your own from a simple rubber.Take the form to remove a lining.If the old in a bad condition, try to determine the approximate size, measuring the first internal, then external diameter of the product.
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Take a piece of rubber or leather.Circle size should be cut slightly larger than the slot at the valve.Insert the gasket in the makeshift nest.Leather piece suit in case saddlebag destroyed edge and simple rubber gasket may not fit tightly.The new gasket thickness should be at least 3.5 mm.The edges of the gasket is cut at an angle of 45 degrees - it will help to get rid of noise during operation of the crane.Manufacture of articles should fit snugly to the seat - and then the crane will operate quieter.
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Such methods are changing pads are suitable only to repair the faucet with cold water.High temperatures has a devastating impact on the pads, which become brittle and unusable.To make a lining for the hot water tap, it is necessary to choose tires with a cord, which is more durable than a simple rubber or leather.
Note
spoiled by frequent contact with water seal is not able to provide full protection tap - water trickles out, even if the valve device is closed very well.Unpleasant sounds occurring during use of the crane, may also be due to the fact that the napkin is worn.
Helpful Hint
Do not hurry to make a complete replacement of the tap because of one little detail, even if the reserves are not found suitable gasket.You can choose to make this part.It is better to choose for this purpose rubber sheet, but you can optionally use even worn out heel on heel.Do not use foam rubber, soft plastic and uncomfortable.
Note
How to change the faucet in the bathroom.Mixer - sanitary devices to regulate the flow of water and get it the required temperature by mixing directly into the unit hot and cold water.Like any device, the mixer has a life span and operation.Usually, first of all, hot water begins to leak.
Helpful Hint
If you luck smiled - Remove the padding intact - you can start to install the new faucet for the bathroom with their hands.However, the failure of the cam too, should not be discouraged.Change the mixing valve, we still manage.Take a chisel width of 10 - 12 mm, a hammer, and begin to crumble indent metal, not being afraid to spoil the internal thread.Watch the video.Read about How to change a faucet in the bathroom with their hands.
Sources:
  • how to change the mixer itself
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