How to choose your washing machine tap?
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- Faucet head
Features of a washing machine tap
Very similar in appearance to a conventional plumbing tap, a washing machine tap is equipped with threaded inlet and outlet pipes to connect it to both the water supply and hose. Indispensable in any sanitary installation, this supply appliance is greatly appreciated for its practicality and ease of use.
The washing machine tap can be wall-mounted. Be wary if every replacing these models to check the water inlet pipe threading (can be reinforced with Teflon tape, fibers or joint compound).
Tap with integrated connection kit
In this case, the tap is affixed directly to the support with a fixing plug and connects to the copper pipe, which is most often equipped with a female nozzle. In case of non-correspondence of sizes, the use of a reducer is essential (plumbing fitting that modifies one size to another).
Single or double outlet tap
These taps can be provided to feed two appliances at a time. The double tap model is actually equipped with two independent handles to open each feed independently.
Tap with spout
This model has a curved spout that allows it to be used just like a standard faucet. It is a convenient option to have in a laundry room, garage, basement, etc.
How to install a washing machine faucet?
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