|SERVICE MANUAL – Tap Service Guide
|by Trent Moreland – Epoxy Grout Pro
|Water tap washers can fail at any time and the result is a constant dripping and loss of water
|Many leaking showers attended to by Epoxy Grout Pro technicians are a direct result of an incessant dripping showerhead caused by worn or inferior tap washers. Incessant dripping saturates the shower base and penetrates below the tile surface to the screed, made of a mix of sand and cement.
If you picture the screed as a sponge and place it under a dripping tap, it would absorb water until it reached a point of saturation, and start dripping.
If your membrane has failed or is there isn’t one at all, then there is no containment of the water. A failed or leaking body washer, is another common cause of leaks, resulting in water penetrating the wall space or material.
Tap Service Guide.
Epoxy Grout Pro performs a pressure test and full tap service on every shower as part of our Standard Seal Service.
1.TURN OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY, usually located at the front of the premises. (See below for helpful hints.)
2. SPINDLE REMOVAL and REFACING
3. CLEAN and LUBRICATE
4. WASHER REPLACEMENT
Unit location could be:
House location could be:
If the house is very old the hot water service can be in the roof.
Before you unscrew the spindle turn on another set of taps in the bathroom, e.g. basin set or bath set to release any pressure and drain excess water from the lines.
Trent Moreland shows the above in a video with 425K views to date: https://youtu.be/13SbhjVR71M