Plumb Pak Plumb-Pak Adapt -A-Tap Tap Conversion Kit – Chrome, Perfect solution.

Plumb Pak Plumb-Pak Adapt -A-Tap Tap Conversion Kit – Chrome, Perfect solution.

Good product – would benefit from better instructions. The instructions and parts list is printed on the back of the box and, as already mentioned in an earlier review, it is in very small print and the parts list does not correspond to those that were actually included. The bushes were brass, not chrome, but this wasn’t a problem as the tap head covers them. It took me two attempts and careful reading of another review before i realised how to use the nylon seats and cone washers but once that had sunk into my brain it was fairly straightforward. The seats are a tight fit inside the tap body but the tip from the other review to use the old tap heads to press them into place was excellent and worked first time. Once i had worked out how to use the various parts, fitting was quite easy. The end result is that i now have new taps that don’t have to be ‘forced’ because they don’t drip like the old taps did. The larger tap heads are also a benefit for my wife who has trouble gripping.

Saved having to get a plumber easy to fit.

Good value. But you need a little ‘expertise’. Item code tc04amz/b0035ldaaii ordered these to repair some clapped-out, 40 year old, basin taps at my mother’s house. They arrived promptly (on a saturday a. They are ‘universal’ and the heads are good quality chromed metal, but a little over-sized for a sink tap (the smaller ones available would not fit the old tap bodies in question). They would be ideal on a bath tap. . If anyone has separate h & c bath taps these days. The main problem you may have is that the (tiny) instructions and parts list printed on the back of the box does not correspond to the parts thereini suspect that the item has been ‘updated’ but the parts/instruction label not re-written. The threaded bushes in my pack were brass not chrome and there were no brass ‘extenders’ included. Instead they include new nylon seats and deep cone washers to enable fitting to deeper tap bodies. The seats are a (necessarily) very tight fit and i found that the best way to fit them was to locate them with finger pressure and then re-fit the old tap valve to press them ‘home’once i had turned off the h & c water supplies and unscrewed the old valves (often not easy) fitting was fairly straight-forward, when i had worked out which parts i needed to use and how best to fit themend result is entirely satisfactory and the new seats and cone-washers mean that only very light pressure is needed to stop flow. . They do not need to be ‘screwed’ shut like the old valves. If she can get used to the idea of not over-tightening them (which will easily damage the cone-washers).

The taps originally supplied with my new bath were difficult to turn with wet hands, so i was looking for a match with the replaced basin taps.

Easy to fit if you know what you are doing. Used these to change the taps on the mixer over the kitchen sink. The old ones had begun binding, were stiff and the plastic caps had perished. Changing the washers did not improve matters. Instructions consist of six lines, forty words in total. So not very detailed and no diagrams. The pack includes adaptors for two additional sizes of valves plus some other plastic parts which i assume are for valves that don’t use rubber washers, but i didn’t need them. In fact the base valve bodies fitted without any need for the adjusters. Once installed, the operation is very smooth and no effort is needed to shut off the water.

Plumb-Pak Adapt -A-Tap Tap Conversion Kit – Chrome : Dead simple, unscrewed old ones, screwed these in, didn’t even look at the instructions. Fitted in my mothers bathroom, nice big tops, just right for her arthritic fingers.

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    Ok for what they are do not fit all types. Ok for what they are do not fit all types of tap where flushed fitting is required by the tap wheels.
    1. Ok for what they are do not fit all types. Ok for what they are do not fit all types of tap where flushed fitting is required by the tap wheels.
      1. Did the job and saved me from having to install new taps and guest basin. They look better than the old tops and they work fine.
  2. Did the job and saved me from having to install new taps and guest basin. They look better than the old tops and they work fine.