18 thoughts on “How to replace basin taps | fit basin taps”

  1. Can I use a basin wrench to unscrew the flange back nut or should I buy a box spanner ( think that's what you called it) Your videos are so helpful.

  2. These faucets are as close to my very old ones as anything I've found….I don't want to replace them, I just want to put in a new O ring….How can I do that? I've gotten the handle off and the next bit and I'm left with a smooth dome with the spindle protruding for the handle, cant see how to get this next layer off…??

  3. Thank you for the video, I used this video to replace my wash basin taps, bought all the recommended equipment and used it. Took me 15 minutes maximum and replaced two taps with a single mixer Tap ( Ultra I315X Beaumont Luxury Bridge Basin Mixer Nowst – Chrome )

    I bought all the items mentioned in this video from AMAZON.

    No need to deal with plumber who charge too much and don't turn up on time and can't be bothered with small jobs.

    This video saved me ยฃ80 in Plumber charge and I have bought things which will last forever and add more items to my tool box.

  4. I'm trying to remove the heads of my kitchen tap, there is not cap/screw so I take it they just pull off, IU have sprayed them with wd40 to try to free them up from any gunk, but I'm still struggling to remove them any tips

  5. Great video – about to put it to use tomorrow! Can I ask two simple questions – are basin wrenchs all one size? And if the loo paper is wet, do I need a plumber to fix the leak, or is it just that I need to tighten the pipe/tap join? Thanks!

  6. Thanks for your idiots guide. All instructions followed and I've safely not flooded the house ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. #Pam Wooding Worth the watch just for the top tip of using toilet paper loop as leak detector @10:10, obvious really – that's why I'd never have thought of it! Good work with the camera in a tricky spot under the sink there, keep up the good work – great channel. @Luqman Jamil

  8. Excellent! Never done this job before – leaking broken tap upstairs dripping through downstairs ceiling this morning – Thought it would be nightmare – Fixed it myself this evening! Thanks.

  9. Worth the watch just for the top tip of using toilet paper loop as leak detector @10:10, obvious really – that's why I'd never have thought of it! Good work with the camera in a tricky spot under the sink there, keep up the good work – great channel.

  10. After wrapping copious amounts of ptfe tape around the bottom of the tap and still having a leak I found myself here, ah the fibre washer! found that was chewed up somehow probably me tightening too much, replaced and so far my tissue is still dry.

  11. Good point about the centralizing washer. Why do they make the fkn holes so big in the first place ?ย The old basins were the right size, and many even had centralizing cross patterns in the porcelain so the tap could never move around .

  12. good, clear instructions. is it worth buying the box spanner and wrench just to replace on loose tap? the backing nut has disintegrated leaving the tap loose in the sink.

  13. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing. I've ruined the chrome on my basin tap by leaving limescale remover on all night and now I know how to change the tap myself. Just need to work out how to turn off my mains water…

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