Are all mixer tap washers the same size?

Rubber or polythene tap washers are often used in all kinds of basin, bath and shower mixer taps. They come in a wide selection of sizes to suit various jobs, including 32 mm, 40 mm and 1 inch.

What size washer do I need for a mixer tap?

Rubber tap washers are another popular choice for sealing many types of bath and sink taps. Sealing washers in rubber are sold at a wide variety of standard sizes – common requirements include the 15mm rubber washer, 1-inch rubber washer, 32mm rubber washer and 40mm rubber washer.

What size is a half inch tap washer?

3/4 inch
1/2″ Tap Washer ⌀18.6mm Flat Rubber Washer Approx physical dimension : 3/4 inch / 18.6mm diameter (the name of the washer does not match up with its actual size).

Where are the washers on mixer taps?

Some modern mixer taps (including monobloc taps) operate with ceramic discs instead of rubber washers, which are hidden inside cartridges within the tap. There is one cartridge for hot water and another for cold water.

What size tap washer do I need UK?

Find the washer you need from our range of types and sizes, suitable for bathroom wash hand basin, bath and kitchen sink taps….Tap Washers.

Washer Approx Physical Outside Diameter
3/8″ 15.8mm
1/2″ 18.6mm
5/8″ 21.5mm
3/4″ 25mm

Why is my mixer tap dripping?

A damaged or loosened tap washer is likely to be the reason you have a dripping tap. All you need to do to replace it is unscrew or slide off the original washer and screw or slide on a new one. Make sure it is tight and an exact fit for your tap.

Can I change a tap washer without turning the water off?

There should be an isolation valve underneath the tap which can be used to turn off the water to that particular sink or, if you don’t have one of these, turn off the water at the mains. If you’re changing the tap washer on the hot water tap then you will need to turn off the boiler and immersion heater too.

Do modern mixer taps have washers?

Nowadays, the vast majority of modern bathroom taps use ceramic disc cartridges instead of rubber washers. In simple terms, this means no (or at least far fewer) leaks, and only a 90-degree rotation to turn the tap on or off. Back in days of old, taps and shower fittings always used rubber washers to prevent dripping.

Are there washers in mixer taps?

Do kitchen mixer taps have washers?