Tip 1: How to repair a crane

main and sometimes the only source of life-giving water the apartment is a regular faucet.However, there comes a moment when the crane requires urgent repairs.Phone calls plumbing.Waiting.Exorbitant prices for repairs.All this spoils the mood and bring all of themselves.So the best way out of this situation - to learn how to repair the plumbing.
Guide
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First we need to find and cut off the main water valve in your apartment.Usually it is in mine bathrooms, but in the new buildings, they can be placed under the sink or sink.If the apartment is equipped with hot water, then shut both valves.
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One common cause is a blockage of the flow tap the space between the sealing gasket and the valve seat.Rubbish gradually destroys the rubber gasket, and as a consequence, there is a leak.Laying can come into disrepair, and because of the strong tightening the tap.
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now proceed directly to a repair.Unscrew the clamping nut.Wrenched the handle to the spindle of the valve body.Carefully inspect
the gasket if it has abrasions or breaks should be replaced.To do this, unscrew the clamping screw gasket, remove the old and put a new gasket, then screw attract lining to the spindle.
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Inspect the gasket in place of pressing the valve body.If there are burrs on the nest, this could cause a rush pads, they should be removed.Lap seat sandpaper, cut into slices under the diameter of the hole.Insert circles of sandpaper in the hole of the saddle, and then insert the spindle and spinning clamping nut, rotate it several times in different directions.Then check the result, if not cut off burrs, repeat the procedure.
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Sometimes the flow of water is observed between the spindle and clamping nut.To eliminate leaks it is necessary to remove the old gasket and put a new one, then firmly tighten the nut.

Tip 2: How to repair a faucet in the kitchen

As a rule, high-quality mixers known manufacturers installed on kitchen , are reasonably high reliability.Still fully guarantee you from minor damage, no one can.Perform minor repairs crane on kitchen able to any landlord with a minimum experience of repair and skills to work with the tool.
How to repair a faucet in the kitchen
you need
  • pliers, screwdriver, rubber gasket or cartridge
Guide
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First of all, it should be understood that different types of mixers are characterized by their typesFault.If you have a twin valve, the main breakdown it can be wear rubber gaskets, covering the inlet.When significant wear pad stops to withstand water pressure, valve starts to flow.Establish the cause of the fault, replace the gasket.
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Prepare in advance a new gasket.In the trading network can be found lining the different types and forms.In order not to make the wrong choice, take the store to sample the old gasket to know exactly the diameter and other dimensions.Having the new gasket, turn off the water and disassemble the faucet.In place of the old set a new gasket and reassemble the mixer.Including water, check whether the leak has disappeared.
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If you replace the gasket leak continues, it is likely that there is another fault - seat wear.Saddle called place in a mixer, in which rubber packing abuts.To resolve this issue, you can purchase a special milling cutter and insert it into the faucet body.Installation cutters perform, either manually or using a screwdriver.Then, replace the new gasket.The leak must disappear.
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If you have a kitchen installed now popular single-lever mixer, the most likely cause of the malfunction could be the failure of a special cartridge.It is a basic element of the system and can be a ball or disc.Repair of the mixer start with the inspection.One sign of trouble cartridge is leaking water on top of the lever.
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establish the cause of the fault, turn off the water, and then disassemble the valve and remove the old cartridge.Take it with you to the store as a sample.Consider when choosing that disk cartridges do not fit ball mixer and vice versa.Make sure that the cartridge that you get exactly matches your model including labeling.
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new cartridge gently slide into place and reassemble the mixer.Open water and make sure the device is working properly.
Sources:
  • How to repair the faucet in the bathroom or kitchen
  • as a single-lever mixer arranged
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