I change the joints of valves
The user&# 039; s job to change the joints of valves
When your faucet leaks at a fitting, prognosis leaves little room for equivocation: your joints are changing. Easy operation, whatever your level of DIY and permits at the same time maintain the aerator from the faucet. Claire Barer, blogger Life triplets indicates step by step what to do.
Step 1 - I gather the material
You know the adage "the right tools make good workers"? Then I begin by gathering! I need a kit joints, an adjustable wrench, adjustable pliers and white vinegar.
Step 2 - I cut the water supply
No precipitation ! Before starting the operation, I show caution by cutting off the water supply.
Step 3 - I purge my cock
To avoid some small inconveniences, I also think to empty my cock by flowing water.
Step 4 - I begin to unscrew
So I am interested in the pipeline that is under my point of water, a sink here. This is where I will have to remove the seals and replace them. Why do I need two clips? Because while one keeps the top of the pipe, the other is used to unscrew. Practice, especially in those hard to reach places.
Step 5 - I collect the gasket
The pipe is unscrewed! I carefully preserved the seal: I have to replace it with a seal of the same color and the same diameter. Therefore it is advisable to buy a complete kit in stores.
Step 6 - I replace my seal
So I replace a gasket in good condition and I make sure I positioned the flat so that it is not twisted by screwing the pipe.
Step 7 - I screwed again piping
I replace the pipe with the new gasket and I tighten with my wrench. I try not to force because the hose to the sink could kink.
Step 8 - I withdraw the gasket and faucet foamer
It's over ? Not quite ! I still have a seal and a frother retire at the tap. So I unscrewed the tip of my cock with the adjustable wrench.
Step 9 - I collect the frother
It is very valuable. It is thanks to him that the tap water does not splash us and some also have a saver function. Often responsible for limestone, I have to clean it before replacing it, with a new gasket.
Step 10 - I clean the frother
The aerator deserves some attention, yet it is often overlooked. The ideal is to soak it overnight in a glass of white vinegar and repeat the operation once a year. For a more thorough cleaning, I can then scrub with a toothbrush to remove the last traces of limestone.
Step 11 - I replace the aerator and seal
It'll just screw the faucet aerator equipped with its decalcified and its new gasket.
Step 12 - I switches the water supply
It's time to put the water supply and check my installation. By pouring a little water, I check if the seals were placed correctly.