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Driping taps the tats i have in my home are not the type that you turn to get the water to run they are what i call the new type. when you want the water to run you turn a leaver which is on top of the tap.is there a washer in them which needs renewing if it drips

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  • Ron Krysiewski May 11, 2010

    This type of faucet is called a single lever, and they been around for years. I understand it is dripping but it is very hard to explain how to repair it without seeing the faucet. Common one's are Delta, Moen, American Standard. All have different repair replacements. Some easy and some difficult. If your not sure call a Pro!

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Take it apart and take the parts to the plumbing supply and match them up. If you cannot live with the drip would you not replace it anyway if you cannot repair it? 

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