Tip 1: How to fix a faucet

due to wear pads or saddle spool from the close the water tap may cease to "hold".Naturally, a faulty valve - a real possibility of flooding of neighbors living on the floor below, and damage to their property.
you need
  • - wrench;
  • - metal nail file;
  • - leather belt or tube;
  • - beef fat or soap;
  • - needle file.
Guide
1
Using a wrench, loosen the clamping nut (in some cases have to be removed and the packing nut).
2
Unscrew the spindle to the spindle.If the gasket holding screw, which is virtually impossible to remove, then deepen Slot: it cut the slot with the edges of the cup slide, using a thin metal nail file.
3
Cut gasket size of the spool.As the material for the gasket may be used wear leather belt (provided that the required gasket leather) or cork rubber gasket if needed.
4
Boil leather lining in beef fat for an hour, it will give it elasticity and firmness.To achieve these properties the rubber gasket grease soap.
5
Pierce a hole in the lining, usin
g an awl.Bring the diameter of the hole to the required size (in this case, you will need a round needle file).
6
Replace the gasket with a wrench collect crane .

Tip 2: How to repair a faucet

Water tap - the usual thing in the economy and almost imperceptible exactly as long as the water flows as it should be.A faulty valve can cause trouble, the smallest of which - the rust, and the most ambitious - the cost of repairs to neighbors living below the floor.
How to repair a faucet
you need
  • - a tow;
  • - sealant;
  • - engine oil;
  • - universal key.
Guide
1
Purchase a new valve in plumbing shop.Pre-make a note of the brand, the manufacturer and the characteristics of the old crane, which will go under the replacement.This is necessary in order to minimize problems with pipe and mixer.
2
Shut in the flat central water supply.It must be done carefully because carelessness can be very expensive.
3
Turn on the tap and wait until all the water is spilled, remaining in the pipes.After that, an adjustable wrench, loosen the mounting sleeve gently tap.If the item is tight, do not use force.Take the engine oil, grease, try again.
4
Spread a large towel or cloth over the sink or the bathtub, where the crane is being replaced.It had fallen from the hands of the wrench or part of the crane can discourage or even split the enamel sink.Remove old faucet.Shake it to the water completely gone.In its place a new one.
5
strengthened by new faucet hose and place the bushing.Do not try to immediately use the key, in contrast, work only with hands, in order to prevent cross threading and do not damage the hoses.And only after all the profit, take the key and hold, without using special forces.
6
Check for special gaskets.At the junction of the pipe and tap with hose and hose connections themselves are provided by means of the washers.If the valve is connected directly to the pipe, passing hoses, take the tow and wrap joints.Apply sealant over the tow for extra insulation.
7
Turn off the water supply.Check valve, gradually adding the pressure and increasing the flow of force.If there are leaks, turn off the water again, deal with leaks with sealant.
Helpful Hint
order not to damage the glossy surface of the new crane, using rubber bands, attach a thick cloth on the working of the wrench.
Note
to secure the pads using the spindle nut bronze: this will prevent rust, and hence prolong maintenance-free operation.
Helpful Hint
When the valve is flowing due to wear saddles, saddle follow the ointment.To this end, on the basis of sandpaper, place the spool, trace its outline with something sharp, such as a nail, and cut out four circles.Insert these circles on the slide valve instead of the previous gasket.Then tighten the screw and perform ointment saddle.If the leak at the handle, then pull the gland nut wrench.In the case where the Solution of insufficient replace the packing.Unscrew the gland nut, and then use copper wire, remove the old gasket.After a wrap on the spindle of a new printing multiple layers made of cord, which is impregnated with grease and graphite.Between the spindle and the slide valve wear copper ring with a diameter of two millimeters.
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