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New taps.. how f***ing much !?


Libspero

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Libspero

I’ve never had occasion to buy bath taps before..  but my son managed to break the “knob” off one this evening by hitting it repeatedly with a Spider-Man.  Quite an impressive feat..  though I think it must have been hanging on by a thread.

Anywayyyy…

The gods are smiling..  thinks I,  finding the exact same ones on the internet.  

https://www.heritagebathrooms.com/products/taps-and-wastes/bath-taps/bath-pillar-taps/thrc01?variant=THRG01

£240 !!   
Who spends £240 on a pair of taps?!

Well..  it seems a lot of them are that much.  Bugger :( 
 

My question to anyone who knows anything about taps and plumbing..   am I being ripped off?  Can anyone suggest a better value set of brass taps?  (Ideally brass..  because all the other bathroom fittings are that colour).

Or even better.. does anyone know if they can be repaired?

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4 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Thanks..   £150 is a lot better,  still seems a lot for a pair of taps.

I think in my head I was expecting £50 or so.

I’m wondering if they just have a cartridge you can replace to repair them 🤔

Here you go

https://www.bathroomspareparts.co.uk/heritage-hartlebury-bathroom-tap-series-spare-parts-13294-c.asp

i had a problem with a cartridge for a bristan tap. Couldn’t identify the actual tap as they seemed to have changed the innards. I phoned them and they dispatched a new part for free. So that might be worth a try. 

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2 minutes ago, Libspero said:

I’ve never had occasion to buy bath taps before..  but my son managed to break the “knob” off one this evening by hitting it repeatedly with a Spider-Man.  Quite an impressive feat..  though I think it must have been hanging on by a thread.

Anywayyyy…

The gods are smiling..  thinks I,  finding the exact same ones on the internet.  

https://www.heritagebathrooms.com/products/taps-and-wastes/bath-taps/bath-pillar-taps/thrc01?variant=THRG01

£240 !!   
Who spends £240 on a pair of taps?!

Well..  it seems a lot of them are that much.  Bugger :( 
 

My question to anyone who knows anything about taps and plumbing..   am I being ripped off?  Can anyone suggest a better value set of brass taps?  (Ideally brass..  because all the other bathroom fittings are that colour).

A quick google shows you can get them significantly cheaper

https://www.qssupplies.co.uk/bathroom-furniture-shower-taps/61567.htm

https://www.bathroomsuppliesonline.com/heritage-hartlebury-taps1/
 

https://www.aqva.co.uk/Bathrooms/73575

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15 minutes ago, One percent said:

A quick google shows you can get them significantly cheaper

Thanks..   £150 is a lot better,  still seems a lot for a pair of taps.

I think in my head I was expecting £50 or so.

I’m wondering if they just have a cartridge you can replace to repair them 🤔

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I recall from years ago some of those chinky taps have shitty valves in em and they made a weird gurgling sound....

You want some good stuff from Germany ie Grohe used to make stuff there but offshored to chi-na and the quality went downhill rapidly

PS those taps are yuk! get modern......with no sink that dripples over the edge xD

 

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