Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 10 years ago

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?

4 Answers

Relevance
  • Jim Z
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
    Favourite 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.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 10 years ago

    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

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    10 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.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 10 years ago

    COPPER

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.