How do I fix this dripping tap?
May 5, 2014 10:27 AM Subscribe
My kitchen tap drips. Should I attempt to fix it myself or call in a plumber?
posted by valleys to Home & Garden (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
You gave me excellent help on my previous home improvent question (recaulking in the bathroom) so I'm hoping to try another project. This kitchen tap
drips, about once a second when left in the cold position. Less often if towards hot. It's shown in the pic with the cap removed which reveals one cross-head screw.
If I turn the water off and remove the screw what will happen? How complicated will it be to get to whatever I need to stop the dripping, and then to reassemble it? I have a hardware store nearby so can take washers or whatever there to get replacements.
I'dI would rather not spend the money on a plumber but not ending up without water in the kitchen is kind of important as well, so if the chances of me screwing this up are high I'd rather let a pro do it.