How to properly replace the gasket in the faucet

Everyone knows that even the thinnest trickle of water from a leaky closed faucet can bring significant material damage, as water flows in vain very much. Most often, the reason for the large amount of water that is wasted from the tap is a gasket that requires replacement. The sanitary engineering catastrophe, of course, is not, however it can eat an essential part of the family budget.

The scheme of the device of the crane with a lining

The scheme of the device of the crane with the gasket.

Many people have no idea how to replace the gasket in the tap and prefer to call for help plumbing. Also, of course, an option, but why pay extra money when everything can be done independently and without much difficulty?

The worn out gasket is the result of the water flowing through the outlet of the closed faucet and the gasket needs to be replaced to eliminate the leakage.

Tools for changing the gasket in the tap

Tools for changing the gasket in the crane.

It is necessary to know that before starting repair work, the water should be blocked, the drain hole is closed with a cork, and the bottom is recommended to lay a towel.

In order to replace the gasket in the crane with your own hands, you will need such tools:

  1. Passatures.
  2. Set of keys (adjustable, nut).
  3. Screwdriver.
  4. Knife.

And, of course, you can not do without a new gasket.

Replacing the gasket

First of all, water is drained from the supply pipe, after which it is necessary to open the valve completely. Often, the decorative cap can not be unscrewed by hand, then you should use a wrench.

Zev of a spanner is wound with a tape, then the coating on the cap will not be scratched.

The body of the valve head is opened, the head is carefully unscrewed. At the bottom of the head there is a valve with a gasket, it can be left in the housing, or it can be pulled out with the head. There are such models in which the head needs to be put on a special pin, also the gasket can be additionally fixed with a nut. The nut must be lubricated with oil, after which it easily turns away. If the nut can not be unscrewed (which happens quite often), then it will be necessary to change the entire valve.

Presence of a flywheel

Scheme replacement gasket in the tap

The replacement scheme of the gasket in the crane.

The design of the flywheel crane has a number of its features, the main thing is that the head and the casing are combined. Therefore, first of all, carefully remove the upper casing in order to see the nut. There are models where such a casing is simply put on, and then they are removed without problems, and there are models that are fixed and the retaining screw must be unscrewed, which requires removing the cap of the cap.

Then you need to use a wrench to unscrew and remove the head, it is at its base and there is a necessary gasket. Most often it lies freely in the body, but it can also be pressed against the bolt by a small rod. It is neatly torn, also carefully pulled out, after which a new gasket is installed.

Useful recommendations

Now it is necessary to proceed with the reverse process, which must also be carried out with the utmost care. It is also necessary to collect the tap correctly, and it is done in this way: the core is inserted into place, the lamb is put on, then it should be tightened with a bolt. After that, a red or blue decorative rivet is fixed. Now you need to open a clan that covers the water, and let the water run. If there is no leakage, then the result is excellent and the problem is eliminated. We must not forget that for a longer and more successful operation of the gaskets, do not tighten the tap too tightly. The fact is that if a tight clamp occurs, the gaskets begin to flatten and jam.

When choosing a new rubber gasket, do not forget that it should be the same size as the gasket to be replaced. In cranes with hot water is installed a leather gasket, and rubber is installed in those cranes in which cold water flows. It becomes clear that the process of replacing the gaskets in the tap is not something super complicated, no special knowledge and tools are needed for this. You just have to be careful, and then everything will turn out.

Finally, it should be said that even if you hear a buzz of water after the replacement, it means that the cause of the malfunction lies in something else. It is possible that all the fault of neighbors living in the adjoining apartments, which simply do not follow properly for the health of their plumbing. It is because of them that the buzz going on the aqueducts is heard on several floors.

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