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Hay mate, im trying to get the old tap assembly apart to change out the o ring and plunger, the tap i very old its brand is raymor, i cannot get a grip on the shaft to unscrew it, there is only a round part with a tab on it but is recessed in the wall, is there any thing i can MacGyver up to unscrew it?

Asked by Ken - Port Macquarie

Hi Ken,
Thank you for your inquiry.

The best way might be to try a spark plug socket set or similar in order to grip the base of the spindle.

Answered by Mike McEntee

Topics: • Commercial  

I have repaired my hot water pipes in the bath room with press on fittings. after many tries I menage to stop connections from leaking. My question is why have i lost hot water pressure only at the shower. the kitchen pressure is good?

Asked by Shaun - Latrobe

Hi Shaun,

You may need to check the filter in the shower rose as that may be semi blocked.

Answered by Mike McEntee

Topics: • Domestic  

What would you say is the equivalent of 100mm, 90mm and 65mm PVC DWV in the USA? Regards Kyle

Asked by Kyle - Gold Coast

Hi Kyle,
In the USA pipe sizing is generally sized in imperial measurements.
100mm is 4” inch, 65mm is 2.5” inch and generally 90mm or 80mm is referred to as being 3” inch.
Hydrmet have a web site which may help.

Answered by Mike McEntee

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I have a specialised tap that the plumber can't fix the dripping. He wants to replace it but can't remove the tap as it is glued into the glass top of the vanity and the glass shelf is siliconed in. He says he has to remove the glass shelf in order to get a go at removing the tap. He thinks he will break the glass. Do you have any suggestions?

Asked by Vivienne - Maroubra

Hi Vivienne

Unfortunately after viewing the photo and the way the basin tap is installed, it seems that the only way of disconnecting the tap would be to remove the glass shelf.

It is difficult to say without being on site, but it does seem as though there is no other way.

We are an Adelaide based business, so unfortunately won’t be able to help any further.

 

Kind regards

Paul McEntee

Answered by Paul McEntee

Topics: • Domestic  

Hi, we've got an outlet at the side of the house that has been overflowing. The foul smell and contents suggest its sewerage. We've since realised when we use the kitchen tap it causes it to overflow, nothing happens from bathroom toilets basins and when we use a mop handle to try to clear any blockages in the outlet it bubbles and spurts out the foul water out of the kitchen sink with force. We've poured in a bottle of drano over 2 days, into the outside pipe, and pouring large quantities of an enzyme down both over another 3 days and it's not much better. Should I be looking at a plumber to clear it, and should it be connected to the outside outlet? Thanks

Asked by Elaine - Gunn NT

Hi Elaine,
It sounds like you have an overflow relief gully that is overflowing due to a blockage with in the sewer waste pipe, this will happen in order to protect overflowing inside.
We are a Adelaide based company and you will need contact a plumber to clear the blockage.

Answered by Mike McEntee

Topics: • Domestic  

dear macplumb, i have a question for external tap gullies !! if you have no drainage ( sewer ) on the property ( rural ) and need to install external taps, can you put the gullies and connect them with the stormwater drainage system that you have laid out !! and at a later date when sewers are introduced, change them over and charge them with the sewer !! let me know if you need any more information for the answer ?? thanks george ( CEO )

Asked by George - Sydney

Hi George

We are an Adelaide based business, so regulations are different in each state.

However taps on the outside of a building don’t necessarily need to run to a gully and can run to stormwater if you are trying to get excess water away from house.

If you have any further queries you will need to speak to your local plumber.

Answered by Paul McEntee

Topics: • Domestic  

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