You have broken faucet in the bathroom or in the kitchen, what to do? where to go? You can enlist the help of professionals, has applied to the appropriate authorities. You can get help in a private organization, provides a full range of repair work. Or you can make your own efforts, showing a bit of curiosity and ingenuity. Consider the example of repair kitchen faucet (single-lever kitchen) and bathroom (with two taps and shower) their own hands
so, before proceeding with the work required to turn off the water supply. Prepare any capacity, in case the rest of the tap water should drain. Capacity can not be deep, or preferably with no high edges for ease of substitution. If you have bought a mixer in the store, then according to the rules of trade you must have documents showing the technical characteristics of the crane, possible instruction, picture or diagram of the mixer. This may be necessary. If this is not, do not be alarmed, it is not critical.
Repair ball single lever mixer for the kitchen, bathroom
Before beginning repair single-lever mixer, try to determine the possible cause of the leak visually. It is enough to examine the crane carefully. Leakage can be caused by several reasons: first it possible mechanical damage mixer housing, whereby can be formed a crack or spall. The second most common cause of leaks is the wear of the inner lining. In the case of Perov, you can try to eliminate leakage through cracks putty sealant, but it is provided, that the crack is not large in size. If mechanical damage has considerable spall, you will have fully replace mixer. If no damage and you do not find all the same faucet flows, it is likely that the reason served as wear pads.
For replacement of the wear parts need to dismantle the crane. Gently loosen the nut in the main mixer body, you can easily do it yourself. On some recent models have an optional nut body, to preserve the aesthetic appearance of the mixer. housing, usually, It shifted with little effort and provides access to the main lock nuts. This applies to the mixer over the bath or kitchen.
The gasket is a rubber ring, Direct purpose is to seal the connection. Strip can be purchased at any hardware store. The sealing rings are made of different diameters and are sold individually and in sets. The diameter of the gasket must be slightly larger than the diameter of the nest in the place of the leak. Be careful when tightening the nut after replacing the gasket, wear occurs not only on long operation, but also when compounds hauling.
If we are talking about a mixer, which is embedded in the sink, it is not difficult. The cause of leakage of the mixer may be a ceramic wear kartridzhda, Embedded within the crane.
Repair their own hands mixer cartridge
Pick up a sharp object, e.g. a screwdriver to pry the top cover and - a lever mechanism crane. Cover with a little effort to star, open to your attention the locking screw. The locking screw is part with hexagon slot-hole. Dismantling the main lever knob have to unscrew the decorative nut, after the union nut.
After removing the cap nut, inside we will see the same ceramic cartridge, and which has caused water leakage. The cartridge is easy to change, replacement by a new, acquired in the store. Just keep in mind that when buying a new cartridge, a sales assistant part, it is important to specify the model and brand of your mixer.
Firmly install the cartridge will only be, if this part holes coincide with the grooves in the mixer. Then repeat steps all produced in the reverse order - the union nut twirl. The lever handle is returned to the place.
If you notice, that in your bathroom while water flows out of the shower and tap, the reason may also be the wear of the seals.
If the cause of the leak is the damage of the flexible hose that is recommended to be replaced, if this is not possible, we suggest you do the following:
To start pay attention to the two ends of the hose, they both must have gaskets made of rubber. Difficulties with removing the hose from the faucet body should not be, if they arise, the necessary special tools "Cobra" on the type of wrench. Disconnect the hose from the watering can shower and check serviceability rubber gasket.
Self Repair cranes are not ball-type, and having two vent (kitchen and shower) also does not require professional skills, if the failure is not of major scale. The most common cause of leaks in valves of this type - wear of the seal in the valve. To eliminate the cause must be sealed oil seal or replace it with a new. Tighten the screws all the way is not always possible to avoid water leakage. Then the problem can be solved, adding in the gland packing. First you need to get rid of the union nut by it is not difficult to dismantle, next need to get the gland bushing. The resulting gap is necessary to put the seal neatly and tightly wrapping them stem. It should be remembered, that after each turn must be as close as possible to press the seal. Be sure to leave a space in the gap for the sleeve. Then put the plug in the place prepared for her, so that you without any problems could tighten the coupling nut.
Cause damage to your mixer shower or shower (this, where two cranes), may cause malfunction of the flywheel. flywheel, as well as any other detail, can fail due to prolonged wear, or simply poor workmanship. Replacing the flywheel can only be made on the same. Dismantling is not difficult to produce by following the instructions, but the situation may arise when the screw, that secures the flywheel, does not want to rotate. Then perhaps a mechanical action on the screw with a screwdriver. But if it does not cause the screw budge - the flywheel break. Flywheel earthenware quickly split, if the plastic casing, then use a hacksaw, knife. When the flywheel is eliminated, Try a pair of pliers to twist the screw. If that does not work - you can use a file. Now repair kitchen faucet or shower, whether single-lever ball or consisting of two cranes will not be a daunting task, Because now you can own hands to make repair and replacement, without resorting to costly care plumbers. If you tap a different type if you help article repair or replacement of the crane.