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What is a tap reseater used for?

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worn, pitted or damaged tap seats require the use of a tap reseater to clean and reform the seat Tap reseaters fix that leaking tap that gets on everyone’s nerves. There are several things that can cause a dripping tap such as a damaged seat. A damaged seat can be easily fixed using a tap reseater.
Wonkee donkee says "Drip, drip, drip......drip.. annoying"
Labelled diagram of cross section of a tap showing washer, seat, nut, washer plate, thread, shaft, and handle The tap seat is subject to constant use. It is directly below the washer, which is moved up and down every time a tap is used. This movement, along with its constant contact with water, wears down the seat and causes corrosion.
lime scale in hard water areas can build up in taps and damage tap seats The tap seat is especially delicate in hard water areas where limescale can build up. The tap reseater can be used a number of times to grind down the seat, but eventually the whole tap will need to be replaced.
stopcocks can also be repaired with a tap reseater Tap reseaters can also be used for repairing stopcocks in the same way they repair taps. Stopcocks are used to turn off the water supply to internal outlets.

How does a tap reseater work?

how a tap seat works, damaged, leaking seat A worn down or built-up seat causes unevenness. This means that when the washer is down there may be room for water to trickle through; causing a drip.
shiny, repaired tap seat The tap reseater grinds away any unevenness on the seat so that it is smooth. This means that the washer is able to sit flush on the seat and there is no gaps for water to pass through.

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