apartment is a water meter, the smallest leak can lead to high costs.Many consumers are eager to get rid of the water flow independently disassembled mixer.However, when looking at modern cranes is not immediately clear how to disassemble the tap in the bathroom or kitchen.Often, and instructions that comes with the crane does not contain information on the disassembly (in fact a manufacturer interested in the complete replacement of the crane, but not in its permanent fix).Our article will tell you how to disassemble a mixer in the kitchen or in the bathroom on their own.
Assembly drawing of the crane: cork, two-way, single-lever and ball
List of mixer disassembly operations will depend on the design features.To date, most often set design are:
- dvuhventilnye crane - mixer with two valves, feed water.To remove the valve, unscrew the mounting bolts.The bolts holding the valves, usually under plastic caps denoting cold and hot water.The mixers of the type most common cause is
- single lever faucet - the most common form of mixers.Not many people know how to parse single-lever mixer, but the principle of disassembly is simple - in the center of the valve body is the bolt that holds the lever.Typically, this bolt decorate blue-red lining designating water.After unscrewing the bolt is removed the lever clamping nut and then the sealing ring and the mechanism of distribution of water.Modern taps often a ball inside which mixes the two streams of water - hot and cold.More details can reflect the structure of the ball valve assembly drawing.
How to disassemble a ball valve in the bathroom, and single-lever kitchen mixer
Thus, we consider in more detail how to disassemble Ball faucet:
- a screwdriver to remove the trim covering the screw and unscrew a bolt,
- Remove the lever seal,
- Remove the bolt holding the cartridge.Sometimes the top is not a bolt and a nut, you will need to unscrew the nut or wrench.
- Remove the cartridge and check its condition in the presence of solid waste is its need to clear, with a crack - replace.
- After replacing the cartridge assembly is performed in reverse order of disassembly.All parts subject to friction and close contact, lubricated with petroleum jelly or butter.Threaded connections are sealed special tape.
mixers equipped with ceramic cartridge, versed in the same way as ball, but the cartridge must be replaced (it is impossible to fix construction).
most common cause of failure is small dirty faucets and mechanical impurities contained in the water.To prolong the life of valves, install a strainer in the water inlet pipe water pipe in the house or apartment.