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Ceramic Disc Taps

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by datto, 20th Apr, 2016.

  1. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    Just installed these ceramic disc taps. Mondella brand from Bunnings $44.

    I don't know why I never knew about them sooner.

    Easy to install.

    No more washers to change yeeha.

    10 year warranty yeeha

    I just voided the warranty as I didn't get a plumber yeeha.

    Only half turn needed to get full water flow yeeha.

    No leaks so far.

    They are noisy when the water flows through.

     
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    I like your consistent tile colours
     
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    I couldn't find those coloured tiles. Just got to grout around them.
     
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    a lot of people don't like ceramic disc taps as they're not as good as normal mixers. if you want long lasting taps mixer taps are the way to go.
     
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    Fast acting taps,and mixers, can result in water hammer issues if your local pressure is high.
     
  6. Marg4000

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    Had ceramic taps but after a few years they began to leak. No ashes to replace, so the only option was to buy new taps. Went back to the ones with a washer, found they last much longer albeit with the washer replacement needed every so often.
    Marg
     
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    You buy a new cartridge not replace the entire assembly.

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    It's thoughtful of @datto to colour code the wall for his tenants rather than relying on their ability to read H/C onthe taps.
     
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    Pure speculation - cd are much better imho.

    I prefer dry or soda as my favourite mixer.
     
  10. datto

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    To put a mixer in was too much mucking around.

    I fitted these taps in less than half hour after reading instructions as they are different from the norm.

    If you tighten the spindle too hard against the seat you ruin it....tighten the spindle by hand till it touches the seat and then half turn by spanner.

    Works perfect.....only thing is that the cold water flow is a little loud.

    I'll get around to matching those tiles one day.
     
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    Turn the water down at the meter, lower flow rate but knocks out the noise.

    A can of White Knight tile paint will do the job without retiling.
     
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    My current issue with the washer tap in the shower at a rental, is that the tap has to be turned really far in to actually get the washer to push up against the copper pipe fitting welded to the pipe. Maybe it's been re-seated too many time so the hole is too deep for the tap to screw into and create a seal. The tap ends up winding off the thread it has to be turned so much to create the seal.

    So my question, do the ceramic taps work differently, where there is no need to worry about re-seating and all of that, because it seals on the big thread and then just opens a valve in the actual tap itself?
     
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    Mixer type ceramic disc - @datto: note - noise reduction filter

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    There are various lengths available. Just find one that fits.

    My understanding is that the fitting end (see arrowed below) has to seal with the seat. But not too tight.
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    Okay cool, so it still needs to seal on the seat, just got to get the right length.

    I did a dodgy fix today where I used an o-ring to space the washer further down, I wonder how long that will hold, then I may have to come back and do it properly.
     
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    An o-ring should last many years before it hardens and cracks.
     
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    Nothing worse than a crack in your "Oh"-ring ;)
     
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    Tell me about it. They get stuck in that groove and you have cut the bugger out!