Are there washers in mixer taps?
Most mixer taps do not have a tap washer, instead having a replaceable cartridge which functions as the washer.
There are two main types of mixer taps that we encounter, The first of which is a shower mixer tap, which is built within the wall and behind the tiles..
Are there different types of tap washers?
We’re talking about the fundamental mechanics of how your tap will actually function. To break it down, there are four basic tap type configurations: compression washer, ball, disk and cartridge. When you go to change your tap washers to stop a drip or a leak, these tap type differences will be crucial.
Why is my mixer tap leaking?
A faulty washer is often to blame for a dripping tap. Got an older dual tap mixer? You’ll have to inspect the O ring and washer inside your tap as well as those in your tap spout. If you have a single lever mixer, you’ll have to replace your cartridge.
How long should tap washers last?
12 months’ Tap washers can last a long time, but sometimes they can only last 12 months or less. You know your tap washers need replacing when the taps are turned off and the faucet still drips. Or if the water won’t turn off – which is a sign that the tap washer has been completely stripped and no longer seals on the tap seat.