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Rangemaster Traditional Belfast Bridge Mixer Tap TBL3 Valve

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Rangemaster Traditional Belfast Bridge Tap Valve, for  TBL3CM/ Colour: Chrome  &  TBL3BF/ Colour: Brushed Finish

Please read below before ordering any valves as to which valve to order as this tap works differently from your standard two lever tap due to the levers being horizontal when the valves are turned off (closed).

Description

Two things that you have to do is

  1. Identify which Rangemaster Bridge you have , and
  2. Then order the correct valve for the water feed you are trying to fix (they work the opposite way from what you would expect and all details below about this)

1. Which Rangemaste Bridge Tap do I have ? – the Valve here is for the most ‘modern’ styles of this Tap below

Rangemaster Traditional Belfast Bridge Mixer Tap TBL3 Valve

Nut Height: 8, Splines: 28, Overall height: 53mm, Diameter at thread: 21mm
If your Tap is dripping from the Spout then you might need to change your Valves.  Here is our Guide 7 Easy Steps to replace Kitchen Tap Valve.

Please note that there is another Rangemaster Bridge Mixer Tap, TBL1 which has white ceramic effect handles. It has different legs and the handle also looks different and it takes a DIFFERENT valve.
Here is a close up of the Traditional Belfast Bridge Mixer Tap TBL3 that you can order Valves for here (note the long adjustable legs of the Tap and the modern handles (which are available in the Chrome finish in Chrome, White or Black):

Traditional Belfast Bridge TBL3

Rangemaster Traditional Belfast Bridge Mixer Tap TBL3 – 4276R Valve

Now take a look at the other two Rangemaster Belfast Traditional Taps below and take a look at the handles and legs.  You CANNOT order Valves for the TB1 Tap on this product page. You need to go to a different product page to order Valves for the TBL1 Tap, here (as this TBL1 Tap takes a 20 spline / 50mm Valve).

Rangemaster Bridge Traditional Handle Detail 1212R

Rangemaster Bridge Traditional Handle Detail 1212R

Rangemaster Bridge Traditional Handle Detail 1265R

Rangemaster Bridge Traditional Handle Detail 1265R

 
bridge lever valves with CO AND ACO Symbols

2. Which Valve to buy, CO or ACO ? WHICH BRIDGE TAP DO I HAVE?

VERY IMPORTANT: Provided that your Levers are extended outwards (like open arms) when Turned OFF (which is the correct way it should be fitted)

  • Cold Water Feed (right hand side of your tap as you are looking at it) = Order a HOT CO

  • Hot Water Feed (left hand side of your tap as you are looking at it) = Order a COLD ACO

 

(which is the opposite to what you would expect, but horizontal levers open the opposite way to standard two lever taps.

Here is some further detail / explanation:

Provided your Tap has been plumbed correctly i.e. that the levers are extended horizontally when Tap in OFF position (and the Hot feed is on the left and the Cold feed on the right), then please note the following:

The norm in Industry when referring to Cold or Hot Valves usually means that a Clockwise Opening Valve is known as a Hot Valve (CO) and an Anti-clockwise (ACO) Valve is known as a Cold Valve. However, in a Bridge Lever Tap where the Levers operate Horizontally rather than Vertically, the opposite applies (provided your Tap is plumbed as described above). This means that you would need our 'Hot CO' Valve for the Cold Feed and a 'COLD ACO' for the Hot Water Feed. If in doubt, remove your own valves first and order the same i.e if your own Valve has a blue seal, order the Cold ACO Valve. If your own Valve has a red seal, order the Hot CO Valve. If your own Valves have white seals, then the COLD ACO valve will have NO nick on the nut, whereas the HOT CO valve will have a nick on each side of the 6 sided nut below the splines. If still in doubt, order a Pair. . Please see here an example of a Bridge Lever Tap and note that the Hot Valve is on the Cold Side and the Cold Valve is on the Hot Side. bridge lever valves with CO AND ACO Symbols

 

Useful Tip

It can be a common enough problem that when you remove your  Valve it looks different than the valve in the picture. It is most likely because the brass bush is still attached.

1427R Valve and Brass Bush

1427R Valve and Brass Bush. The Valve should come out of Tap with no Brass Bush surrounding it. If the Brass Bush is stuck to the Valve and you can’t separate, then you will need to also replace the Brass Bush.
Here is the same Valve stuck inside the Brass Bush

1427R Valve with Brass Bush still attached 1427R Valve with Brass Bush still attached

For tips on how to separate a Valve from a Brass Bush, see here.

If the Valve is stuck inside the Brass Bush then you will have to separate them OR buy a Brass Bush as well (see You May Also Like section below)

If your Tap is dripping where the Spout meets the Base you might need to replace your Franke Bridge Lever Tap O Ring Kit 1506R

Here is the link to all our Rangemaster Traditional Belfast Bridge Tap Spare Parts 

Parts might be modified by the manufacturers as part of their continual improvements. We cannot always guarantee that a part will fit an older version of a product. All spare parts that do not fit can be returned for a refund excluding shipping costs.

 
We ship from IRELAND so please see below for SHIPPING TIMES (by Post or Courier) before you place your Order to avoid any misunderstandings regarding estimated arrival date for your order once dispatched.

POST COST: For very small items: Screws, O Ring Kits, Aerators & some Bushes, we Post (£2/£3.50). This is NOT trackable.     Where we Post, and you have been incorrectly charged Courier Rate £5/£7, we will refund the excess shipping charge to you. Some Parts cannot be posted e.g. Valves.

POST DELIVERY TIMES:

ROI / NI: Approx 2 days delivery by Post.

Great Britain: Unfortunately there is no such thing as first / second class mail in Ireland. There is just 'standard' post. Our current experience is that it is taking approx 1-2 weeks for goods to arrive in Great Britain by Post.

COURIER DELIVERY TIMES Track & Trace (£5/£7) & we make no profit from these charges):

ROI / NI: Approx 2 days delivery by Fastways.

Great Britain: Average shipping time with DPD is approx 1 week (but can take longer) .

Please note that delivery times with DPD UK for goods shipped from Ireland are slower than DPD within Great Britain. Brexit means that all goods coming into Great Britain have to clear Customs and this has added delays to the process. Our current experience is that goods shipped with DPD UK currently take approx 1 week to be delivered, but it can occasionally take longer. We can provide tracking numbers if required. Click here for more detailed information about all Shipping & Returns.

Not shipping to UK Offshore Islands:

We are currently only shipping to England, Scotland, Wales, NI and ROI. We are currently unable for logistical & customs reasons to ship to Channel Islands, Isle of Man or any Isles off mainland GB. All we can suggest is that you might be able to have the Order shipped to GB and from the there get it shipped on to your own address if it is one of the destinations that we currently do not ship to.

BREXIT: Brexit will have no financial impact on our GB customers once your Order is less than £135.

There will be No Vat on Imports, No Customs Charges, No extra or hidden charges once your Total Order is less than £135.  We will remind you again about this at the Checkout stage before you complete (pay) for your Order.  For further details please see our Brexit section here.

 

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