RV Tap, US to UK?

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  1. Bryan

    Bryan Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    I am thinking of changing our kitchen tap for a UK monobloc one and the tap connectors are obviously different.

    Has anyone with an RV changed their tap from the American one to a UK domestic one?

    Thanks
    Bryan
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Bryan

    Yes,

    I changed ours to a domestic monobloc , the connections were exactly the same.. a straight swap .. :thumb:

    just found a pic..

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  3. Bryan

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    Hi Jim,

    In the picture your sink has a mixer tap, not a monobloc.

    Is it the 'before' picture?


    Monobloc taps have smaller connections but if you found that the uk tap connection threads are the same as the US tap threads then I may be able to swap it easily anyway.

    Bryan
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    sorry Brian . my mistake.. :Blush:

    The yank tap was a monbloc .. what you see is the new mixer taps.. the pipe connections were a straight swap
     
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    Interesting, why did you change from a monobloc to a mixer?

    I'm surprised (but pleased) that the connection are the same.

    I've just thought, was the monobloc that you took out definitely a US one? Is there a chance that it had already been changed to a UK tap and that is why you were able to swap easily?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    The one I removed was the original.. I know this for sure because I had the tap booklet in the wallet that came with the RV

    One evening while parked up at the pub in Kent the top blew off it... we were on mains at the time and the water hit the roof, ..literally ... there was no way of repairing or even doing a bodge, so armed with the old tap I went to the nearest B&Q and to my delight found that the tap connection was the same as the UK taps..

    So we picked the mixer you see in the pic :Smile:

    To fit all I had to was drill an extra hole in the work top .. job done
     
  7. Bryan

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    Thanks Jim.

    I'll risk ordering a UK monobloc from my favourite retailer and see if it fits.

    If it does I will then have to drill a hole and fill two as we'll want the new tap central to both bowls.

    Mains pressure blew the tap!

    Did you have an inline 'pressure regulator' on as well?

    I know a fiver owner who is thinking about replacing the yank plumbing with hep2o so he can be on city water with no pressure reg and be happy in the knowledge that his van can take the pressure on uk sites.
     
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    Probably Bryan, I had no pressure regulator.. :RollEyes:

    but we had great shower pressure :Laughing:
     
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