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  1. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher New Member

    I'm looking for a replacement aerator for some old mixer bath taps.
    The diameter of the part is 1 inch.
    If there is old stock available anywhere I would really like to know, please.
    The name on the tap tops is Tiber.
     
  2. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

  3. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher New Member

    Thanks Chalked, but they told me in March, and I quote: "Unfortunately we do not have a 25mm aerator."
    The thread diameter must be this size, i.e. 1 inch, else it will not fit.
    That's why I asked about old stock.
    The metric equivalent does not exist!
     
  4. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    I know of a 24mm aerator! Prolific on FleaBay.

    How about a machine shop making up a new insert in stainless but using donated guts from a 24mm version?
     
  5. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher New Member

    Thanks YorkshireDave, your idea is good, but I don't know of any machine shop that could make the part. I have a new 24mm aerator in chrome and the original black plastic one with the broken 1" thread. If no direct replacement turns up then the adaptor I would need especially made in stainless steel would have a male thread with diameter 2.54mm and an insert female thread of diameter 24mm. As far as I know no such adaptor exists so it's a case of weighing up the cost of a specially made one-off adaptor against the cost of replacing the bath mixer taps (including switched shower handset) for a modern one that can take a metric sized aerator. Any one with a box of old spares might have the 1 inch aerator that I'm still looking for. I would be happy to buy one and save a not of bother with the more involved alternative solutions. Old stock anyone?
     
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