Workshop
Start a discussion

The Bunnings Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

Washerless Taps?

Prawns
Super Contributor

Washerless Taps?

I found some wet carpet inside my built in wardrobe the other week, theres a shower on the other side of the wall so I jumped right in and cut a couple good size inspection holes to check things out as you do (eek lol)
I fixed the leak issue and left the bottom inspection hole unrepaired so i can recheck on water leaks in a couple weeks :smile: 

I got to chatting to a stranger today about leaks and tapware in general while fishing today though, and he mentioned he has taps that dont need washers? (his are half turn ceramic taps apparently)

Where can i get these magical taps? hahahha. Im forever replacing tap washers due my son turning into the hulk when he turns the taps off. Can i just unbolt my current tap handles and replace with the magic ones? he wasnt sure how they worked and neither am I lols (but if i need a access hole for retrofitting or somthing I probably already got one lols)

 

PS my laundry is coming along as well :smile:The powerpoint with powerboard looked terrible i ended up running the power cord inside the shelving and mounting the powerboard to the underside of the shelf lolThe powerpoint with powerboard looked terrible i ended up running the power cord inside the shelving and mounting the powerboard to the underside of the shelf lol

probably should of run the stud finder first lolprobably should of run the stud finder first lolx2 inspection points donex2 inspection points donebit of scrap wood, screwed to wall to help with remounting gyprock piecebit of scrap wood, screwed to wall to help with remounting gyprock piecemy bog throwing technique needs alot of workmy bog throwing technique needs alot of workpretty much ready for paint, few small touchup bits I'll fix once I close up the bottom holepretty much ready for paint, few small touchup bits I'll fix once I close up the bottom hole

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Washerless Taps?

Great work fixing the leak and repairing the plaster @Prawns.

 

I believe they were likely referring to ceramic disc spindles. Instead of a rubber valve, they have a ceramic disc that allows water to flow. You'll find them in both quarter and half turn options. You could either retrofit your current handles with new spindles or replace everything with a new tap set. Unlike the older rubber valve type, there is no need to crank down on the handle to stop the water flow.

 

If you've ever removed a tap spindle to change the valve washer, it's the same process when installing the new ceramic spindle. Simply remove the current spindle and replace it. This is all done from inside the shower, so you are free to patch up your hole when ready.

 

Please let us know if you need further assistance or have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

See something interesting? Give it the thumbs up!

View solution in original post

Reply
Loading...
Prawns
Super Contributor

Re: Washerless Taps?

Cheers Mitchell :smile:   
Yep Ive pulled out tap spindles before so that sounds like a nice easy upgrade :smile:   Appreciate the advice and weblinks cheers mate :smile: 

Reply
Loading...
redracer01
Trusted Contributor

Re: Washerless Taps?

Hello @Prawns 

 

Science or magic?  Does anyone know the history of the ceramic tap valve? 

 

Cheers,

Red

 

Screenshot_2021-05-24 Shaw Mason 1 2 Turn Clockwise Chrome Plate Ceramic Disc Basin Spindle.png

 


I am a Bunnings team member. Any opinions or recommendations shared here are my own and do not necessarily represent those of Bunnings.
Please visit the Bunnings website
if you need assistance from the Bunnings customer service team.


Reply
Loading...

Why join the Bunnings Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects