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  1. Retroelec

    Retroelec New Member

    Hello
    I am after a waterfall mixer tap for my ensuite.
    I have been around the plumbing merchants were I normally get my bits from and a Bristan one is £150 ish.
    I know there are many makes out there on the internet that are much cheaper but do you guys who fit these things all the time find the cheaper ones are more hassle than there worth?
     
  2. bogrodder

    bogrodder GSR

    Yes they are, buy cheap buy twice.
     
  3. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    I don't understand why anyone buys waterfall taps.
    If you want a waterfall put one in the garden, not in the basin or bath.
     
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  4. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    If you must have a waterfall tap buy a branded one or at least one from a plumbers merchant most of them do their own packaged version often made by inta ,bristan or the like if you live in a hard water area it will be a pain to keep it looking good the spout often scales up . cheers kop
     
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  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above really. Wouldn’t fit one if you are in a hard water area. I try to only fit Bristan taps if I can, but everyone has their own favourites.
     
  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above , spend some money and by quality , the chinki copys are garbage , Peglar used to do a nice one . Bristan ok but they definitely are not the quality they used to be .
     
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  7. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I agree but at least you know what you are getting with Bristan and a good customer service
     
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  8. Retroelec

    Retroelec New Member

    Thanks for all the replies guys.
    Have had a word with the Mrs and not going for a waterfall now as the water here is very hard.
    For now just to try to get things up and running I have got a instinct tap from ridgeons plumbing centre.
    Here is another question it’s a square one however there is only one bolt to fix the tap to the basin located at the back and this seems to pull the front up.
    Am I missing something or have I picked up a load of rubbish?
    It has horseshoe clamp and gasket and sits on a plate that you line up with a little bolt.
     
  9. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Any pics mate?
     
  10. Retroelec

    Retroelec New Member

    It’s like this. Can’t really see what I’m doing underneath very well.
    I will prepare for the backlash on my shoddy workmanship

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  11. Retroelec

    Retroelec New Member

    This is the bottom and plate

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  12. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Its the standard way of fitting a monobloc tap mate
     
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  13. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Is the basin flat underneath?
     
  14. Retroelec

    Retroelec New Member

    Yes the basin seems flat underneath.
    If anything the plate seems to be the bit that has a bit of play between it and the tap.
    I will give it another go in a bit not sure if that little bolt will unscrew a bit to make it not pull down at the back.
     
  15. Retroelec

    Retroelec New Member

    Ok haven’t tried to refit it to the basin as I cannot get it to sit flush with the plate when it’s not fixed.
    It’s like the first pic and if you push that corner down the opposite one will pop up.
    Maybe the bottom of the tap or the plate is a few mm bigger on one side or the plate has a bit of a curve in it?
    Could it be I have just got a dodgy set or should I be expecting this type of finish for the price? (List is £80 got it for £60)
    Should I see if they will take it back or am I still doing something wrong?
    I know it will be changed at some point so could fill the gap with silicone but prefer a better finish really.
     
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