A couple of days ago the cold water tap on my bath got quite stiff so I used a towel and was able to loosen it.
Now it turns (still a little stiffly) but no water comes out at all.
There is cold water linked up as water comes from the cold tap in the sink.
Anyone got any ideas?
I suppose the thing that turns and closes the water flow got stuck for some reason (maybe calcium) and by forcing it you broke the connection between it and the tap. I suppose you need to change the whole tap. But then again I have very little experience with these kind of things.
@Bondings Yeah, I was thinking of the hobbies forum
@DeanHills Luckily a friend of the family is a plumber... I may get him to come over and have a crack at it... Looks like I'm buying the beer and pizza
take a bag of vinniger and tie it around the tap it may loosen up the gunk in there
Yea, you busted it. They are super easy to replace though, all you need are a few common tools such as pipe wrench, crescent wrench, screw drivers, and maybe a knife. Find out what type of holes you have on your countertop, and then find a new one that matches the holes.
Here's a quick step by step-
1. turn of hot and cold main line valves
2. disconnect hot/cold water lines that attach to the spigot with crescent wrench
3. There should be large metal or plastic nuts on the bottom of the spigot that keep it attached to your countertop, you might need a pipe wrench
5. Pull up on spigot, if it doesn't come up find what else is keeping it stuck.
@coolclay: Your description is correct for having a problem with the sink 'tap' but not the tub/shower 'tap'. I am not completely sure which has the problem? Waiting for picture.
From your picture, I am stumped. Looks like you need to replace (possibly repair) 'cold' valve. Perhaps if you have the Manufacturer and model number, you can find some information online (company website?) that can assist you.
The plumber came yesterday and said it was a cartridge that was damaged... Make sense?
I dont know... I just took what the plumber said as it needs replacing... Is it fairly simple and cheap?