Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




84 posts

Master Geek


#272541 30-Jun-2020 18:43
Send private message quote this post

According to some manufacturer's, ceramic cartridges (or discs) taps don't wear out but I've had to replace two cartridges in my kitchen tap in the last 2 to 3 years as the tap developed a drip both times.

From what I've read the ceramic valve get scratched causing the drip. Maybe my water supply is dirtier than most - Is it a good idea to put an inline filter in the pipe to catch any crap before it gets to the ceramic cartridge?

Create new topic
3336 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2515263 30-Jun-2020 19:08
Send private message quote this post

The tap manufacturer probably makes warranty conditional on filters being fitted. You can get shut off taps for the wall connection that have gauze screens in them or screens that fit the end of the hose (similar to washing machine hoses).

358 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2515264 30-Jun-2020 19:09
Send private message quote this post

My information is dated but manufacturers used to state that they will refuse to replace faulty ceramic cartridges unless installed by a professional plumber AND fitted with filters on the inlets.


Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Soul Machines joins forces with the World Health Organization
Posted 13-Jul-2020 18:00


Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.