When replacing bathroom taps, is it necessary to replace the copper "T-pipe" also?
Replacing a tap which drips even when very tight, do I need to replace the entire set with what came in the tap kit? Or does "less-is-best" rule?
- Jim ZLv 610 years agoFavourite answer
99% chance no. You only need to turn the water off at the tap from a shut off valve, and pull the stem, and replace a $.50 washer.
if your talking about a copper t inside the wall soldered inthe copper water supply lines the answer is no, we have a problem with termanology i think is what the case is. If its something that came with a faucet it would be better if you used it , you might have had it installed by the time you were donr with the asking in answers, If the t came with a shower manifold maybe but if there is a t identical to the one that came with whatever you are installing and its good you can probably get by with not using the new one but check everything very close
- Anonymous10 years ago
no, why do taps leak even when you change the washer? the answer is this , the tap seat that the washer sits on is warn and needs to be recut. go to a hardwear store and buy a seat cutter and ask how to use it.