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nut for water butt tap

sorry if this is in the wrong section but i am looking for a nut for a water butt tap.


i bought a tap to convert an old dustbin into a water butt for i seem to have lost the nut for it and havent been able to find a supplier other than places that want to sell me the whole tap.


anyone know where i can get jsut the nut please?




  • Depending where you are in the country there may be a supplier who does mainly nuts and bolts and sells all bits separately. There certainly is one in Farnham.

  • JPSJPS Posts: 10

    probably should have said, i am in Birmingham.


    there was a place i went to years ago that did nuts and bolts but not sure if still there and dont think they did plastic ones anyway


  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 5,985

    Check your Yellow Pages (or internet equivalent) for an old fashioned ironmongers near you. They often sell things like this loose so you can buy just one rather than a bag of 20 from B & Q. If it's a nice shop they don't mind if you take the tap in and ask - so you make sure you get the right size. 

    Wish there were lots more shops like this still around....

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • JPSJPS Posts: 10

    it is a plastic tap if that makes any difference?

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,638
    JPS try a local plumbers supplier, take the tap with you, they will probably have them for use with the new plastic toilet systems nice and cheap,
  • JPSJPS Posts: 10

    excellent idea, thank you

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