Put a basin under the trap to catch water. Loosen the nuts at the outlet and inlet of the U-bend by hand or wrench and remove it. The trap will slide off the pop-up body tailpiece when the nuts are loose. Keep track of washers and nuts and their orientation by leaving them on the tubes. Unscrew the cap holding the ball-and-pivot rod in the pop-up body and withdraw the ball. Compress the spring clip on the clevis and withdraw the pivot rod from the clevis. A professional like Clerkenwell Plumbers can provide expert help.Remove the pop-up stopper. Then, from below, remove the lock nut on the stopper body. Thrust the stopper body up through the hole to free the flange from the basin, and then remove the flange and the stopper body. Thread the locknut all the way down the new pop-up body, followed by the flat washer and the rubber gasket (beveled side up). Wrap Teflon tape clockwise onto the top of the threaded body. Seal the flange with plumbers putty and place underneath the drain flange. From below, face the pivot rod opening directly back toward the middle of the sink and pull the body straight down to seat the flange. Thread the locknut/washer assembly up and fully tighten the locknut with a suitable wrench. Do not twist the flange so as not to break the putty seal, a Clerkenwell Plumber has the skills and equipment to complete the job. Drop the pop-up stopper into the drain hole so the hole at the bottom of its post is closest to the back of the sink. Put the beveled nylon washer into the opening in the back of the pop-up body with the bevel facing back. Put the cap behind the ball on the pivot rod as shown. Sandwich a hole in the clevis with the spring clip and thread the long end of the pivot rod through the clip and clevis. Put the ball end of the pivot rod into the pop-up body opening and into the hole in the stopper stem. Screw the cap on to the pop-up body over the ball. Put the cap behind the ball on the pivot rod as shown. Sandwich a hole in the clevis with the spring clip and thread the long end of the pivot rod through the clip and clevis. Put the ball end of the pivot rod into the pop-up body opening and into the hole in the stopper stem. Screw the cap on to the pop-up body over the ball.
When it comes to plumbing, there are certain preventive measures that can help you avoid unnecessary plumbing nightmares. From cutting down on how much water you use each day, to ensuring taps and pipework are in good shape to conserving water and reducing bills it’s easier than you might think. If unsure seek a professional like Clerkenwell Plumbers.
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A dripping tap is more than just an annoying sound; it can waste up to 15 gallons of water per day and add approximately 70 to your yearly water bill. To avoid wasting precious water, make sure you turn your taps off all the way. Invest in plumbing maintenance now.
You cannot see every water leak with the naked eye. Some are cunningly hidden and require some detective work on the part of the homeowner to be found. To determine if your home has any hidden leaks, check your water meter before and after a specific period of time when no water has been used. If the meter has changed, there may be a leak lurking somewhere in your home. A Clerkenwell Plumbers can do this.
Don’t neglect your drains.
Keep your drains in good order and stop unwanted grime and limescale build-up. Baking soda used in various places can help. Also the use of vinegar is the same. Putting them down strainers in the sink and bath tub drain helps to stop soap blockages etc. Best done on a monthly basis. Harsh chemical drain cleaners are harmful to the environment and can damage your pipes.
Keep fats and oil out of your drains.
When grease is poured down a drain, it cools, becomes a solid mass and clogs up the insides of your pipes. Over time, it will build up and block the entire pipe. Rather than dumping grease into your plumbing system, pour it in a heat-resistant container, let it solidify and then throw it in the garbage.