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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:36 pm 
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Bathroom hand basin taps have been dripping very slowly, today is the day of rectification!

I will buy new washers change them job done, 1 hour at most including going to B & Q to get new washers.

What size washer? I know, I will take the tap apart and take the body with me, will be ok as last time I changed the whole body.
Turn, isolator on pipe, :wtf: it wont turn :cussing: turn main hot water off.
Cap of tap comes off, manky looking screw undoes, bit of a struggle to start but I won. That's off, now get the tap handle off (The bit you turn to get the water to start) nope, wont pull, will turn (as it should) lever it up a bit at a time with big screwdriver, turn, lift, turn lift, turn lift (its starting to move) turn lift, pop, it comes off (as it should) and no, it doesn't fly off and break anything. Egad :shock: look at the state of that, all green and not right. :sign7: I will change the body again. Nope wont budge. (Didn't try socket set, it looked too bad) Goes to B & Q finds taps I like, oooh, new toilet seat, get one of those too, oh and an isolator valve :thumbleft:

Comes home, feeling hungry make and eat sandwhich, back to bathroom, stands on head, sits on bum, leans over toilet (sideways) just to get at pipe going to tap, wont budge. :angryfire: :scratch: :sign7: get "funny tap spanner" :boxing: I win. Puts new tap on, change isolator :thumbleft: all is good.

Now the other tap............... that went much easier.

ahh, toilet seat. That really did take all of 10 minutes including unboxing it.

So for what I thought should be an hour at most ended up taking nearly 4 hours (ok I had to make lunch and tidy up lunch stuff.) and cost more than a few pence for washers than it should have cost.


From me to you. Have a great Easter everyone, and enjoy. :hello2:

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Should have got a Handyman in........ :boxing:

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A thing I have learnt is never specify a time to do a job in (even in your head) - sod's law it will take 4 times as long and your end up doing more work that you wanted to do

That 10 min job soon turns into 2 hours after looking for that tool you haven't used in ages but you know you have, Then that important phone call, It all goes to pot when your side tracked by food and beverages :cussing: :cussing: :angryfire:

Not forgetting that ultra special fitting/screw/clip you drop in to that seemingly black hole of a floor


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