Plumb Pak Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair, Don’t forget the top fitting screw!

Plumb Pak Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair, Don’t forget the top fitting screw!

Don’t forget the top fitting screw. Tap heads are fine but they don’t come with the top screws which hold the plastic outer part in place. It is assumed your old taps had these screws and that the screws can be re-used. In most cases i’m sure this is so, but in my case i had to go out and buy two screws. Another slight niggle is that the grub screws easily mash, so watch out when tightening these.

Dimensions of headdiameter: 55mmheight: 40mm (extendable to 60mm using the sliding grey plastic insert (internal diameter 30mm). It looks kind of bad extended unless you happen to have a grey plastic taps. . You could cover it in silver tape/paint, maybe, like i did. )max spline diameter accepted: 9mm. Distance from the top of the spline to the bottom of the unextended head: 27mm. If your spline is the type that has the head sit on loose, then this head will sit on so loose it will accidentally lift off when you use the tap sometimes. I fixed it with a little double-sided tape – looks fine as it cannot be seen. Note to plumb-pak numpty: when amazon asks you for the dimensions, don’t give the size of the cardboard box they come in. Please rate this review as helpful so others can find it.

Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair

  • Tap Top Replacement
  • Adjust to fit most spindles
  • No plumbing required
  • Acrylic finish
  • Pair

Better than expected – just like ronseal ‘does what it says on the tin’ – excellent.

Did what it said on the tin. I did put some thread lock on the grub screws – and like other reviewers screwed the fixing screw down before tightening the grub screws so that all sides were equal.

Works great, easy to install. Needed a quick replacement as one of the bathroom taps was unable to grip the worn down spindle. This has done the job well and was a easy install. Installation is simple enough; after removing your old tap tops, simply place the hexagonal shaped part (sorry, don’t know what it’s suppose to be called) over the tap spindle and secure it to the spindle using the grub screws supplied with the alan key provided. Be careful not to lose any of the grub screws there are only 6, three for each tap and you could quite easy drop one down the sinkhole. Then take the new tap top, pop off the top and secure it to the top using the retaining screw. My only concern is the grub screws need to be pretty tight and may cause the spindle threading to be further worn down. For piece of mind, they could have included a few more grub screws.

Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair : A good product for the right taps. Bought these tap tops because one of my tops had broken off but the rest of the tap fittings, although old, were still ok. Two particular problems in my case – first, my ‘old’ spindle was square whereas the spindle fitting in the pack is round; i therefore had to file my old spindle to take the pack fitting; secondly, the instructions in the pack tell you to retain the head screw from your old tap. My old tap did not have such a screw and consequently did not have a screw hole in the top of the spindle. I had to bodge the fitting of the acrylic tap head to the spindle fitting. It seems to have been successful but only time will tell how long it will last. I should say that, although fiddley, i didnt really have any trouble with the grub screws. I think this would be a reasonable product, easily fitted, if the taps to be replaced had round spindles and an existing head screw into the spindle.

One Reply to “Plumb Pak Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair, Don’t forget the top fitting screw!”

  1. Easy to fit but use your old screws. Some very rough bits on the handles hence only 3 stars.
  2. This review is from : Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair

    Fit’s brilliantly, better than i originally thought. Fit’s brilliantly, better than i originally thought. Easy to fit, a little bit fiddly, but easy. Arrived in good time, packaging was excellent. I would buy from this person again.
    1. Fit’s brilliantly, better than i originally thought. Fit’s brilliantly, better than i originally thought. Easy to fit, a little bit fiddly, but easy. Arrived in good time, packaging was excellent. I would buy from this person again.
      1. Only 4 stars at this stage, until i see how long they stay tight. My tap spindles were 3/8″ (9. 5mm) dia, so i had to drill out the metal hex caps – warning: they are made of some very soft light alloy (not the steel i had originally thought), and the 9. 5mm drill grabbed badly and nearly went through the end flange. The threads for the grub screws are not well formed, so it pays to run the grub screw well in before fitting, to be sure it can travel far enough. To confirm a 2014 review i only just spotted, as supplied they fit a maximum 9mm spline.
  3. Only 4 stars at this stage, until i see how long they stay tight. My tap spindles were 3/8″ (9. 5mm) dia, so i had to drill out the metal hex caps – warning: they are made of some very soft light alloy (not the steel i had originally thought), and the 9. 5mm drill grabbed badly and nearly went through the end flange. The threads for the grub screws are not well formed, so it pays to run the grub screw well in before fitting, to be sure it can travel far enough. To confirm a 2014 review i only just spotted, as supplied they fit a maximum 9mm spline.
    1. Excellent replacement for non standard tap tops. The acrylic tops on my old taps were cracked and worn. The fittings seem to have non standard threads, the shaft is not splined as modern taps are, but is round with two flat sides. So i carefully screwed the grub screws into place and used the existing screw to bolt the head into place,i am delighted with the results – new looking shiny taps.
  4. This review is from : Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair

    Excellent replacement for non standard tap tops. The acrylic tops on my old taps were cracked and worn. The fittings seem to have non standard threads, the shaft is not splined as modern taps are, but is round with two flat sides. So i carefully screwed the grub screws into place and used the existing screw to bolt the head into place,i am delighted with the results – new looking shiny taps.
  5. This review is from : Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair

    If your looking to replace a broken tap top as i was, and you have no plumbing skills like i have. Then these tap tops are just what your looking for. Just half an hour or so wrestling off the old tap tops and 2 mins fitting these new ones. The three little grub screws fitted perfectly. Just hold the metal top hat looking type thing in place over the sticking up metal bit that was left after removing the old tap top. And tighten up the grub screws. Then pop off the top of the new tap so the old screw that was on the broken tap top can be put into the new top holding the tap top firmly in place. Pop the top bit back on and done.
  6. This review is from : Plumb-Pak Replacement Tap Top Acrylic pair

    If your looking to replace a broken tap top as i was, and you have no plumbing skills like i have. Then these tap tops are just what your looking for. Just half an hour or so wrestling off the old tap tops and 2 mins fitting these new ones. The three little grub screws fitted perfectly. Just hold the metal top hat looking type thing in place over the sticking up metal bit that was left after removing the old tap top. And tighten up the grub screws. Then pop off the top of the new tap so the old screw that was on the broken tap top can be put into the new top holding the tap top firmly in place. Pop the top bit back on and done.