FAQ: How To Install A New Kitchen Sink Mixer?

Do you need a plumber to install a mixer tap?

Always use a plumber to install your mixer tap. By law, if you don’t have a plumbing license, you can not install or adjust your cold or hot water pipes. When a tap mixer is installed, the hot and cold water flexes are classed as water pipes.

Can you install a mixer tap yourself?

Replacing a kitchen tap is a fairly simple job to complete – you just need to have patience, a manual, and the right tools. Make sure you are extra careful when tightening, well, anything – over-tightening a single nut can lead to damage.

Are all mixer tap fittings the same?

Not all taps and countertop basins will be the same size, so you’ll want to make sure that there is adequate space from the top of your countertop basin to where the spout exits on the tap.

Is it easy to fit new taps?

Fitting new bathroom taps should be a straightforward enough project to take on yourself, so long as you use common sense and follow simple instructions. Obviously, where water is involved, if you make mistakes then things can go wrong quickly, so check out our step by step guide below on how you fit new taps.

How does a single lever mixer tap work?

How does a single-lever mixer tap work? A single-lever tap mixer features one lever that performs two actions: temperature adjustments when moved from right to left; flow adjustments when moved up and down.

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