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When a taps old valve is removed, it’s common for a chunky brass ring - also known as a bush - to come out with the valve. If this has happened, don’t worry. Although the ring might seem to be tightly stuck, it should be possible to remove it with a dab of Loctite 638, a specialist, WRAS approved metal adhesive.

Wipe the ring and the inside of your taps valve cavity, then dab a little Loctite around the thread on the ring. Screw the ring and valve back into your tap. Allow at least 20 minutes for the Loctite to dry. Then, unscrew the valve again. This time, you should find that the ring or bush remains inside the taps valve cavity. Note, only Loctite 638 should be used. If you’re still experiencing problems, we can supply replacement bushes for many taps, too.

For further hints and tips on how to replace your taps valves or seals/O rings, watch our videos.