Drinking water tap

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 17:48
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Has anyone replaced their drinking water tap for something that is easier to turn on and off. Having trouble with arthritic fingers......

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Reply By: SMICK - Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 17:29

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 17:29
I bought a similar tap from a plumber supply but it has a spring loaded lever instead of the roatating handle. If you push the lever down then let it go it springs closed. If you lift the lever the tap stays on.
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Reply By: Emu 65 - Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 06:30

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 06:30
Yes! That twisting motion is a real 'pain' with arthritis. I'm not a fan of the spring loaded lever action taps. My experience is they tend to fail in a static position readily, and travel in offroad conditions would increase my concern. Try Googling arthritis support and you should find a whole bunch of aids. One is a largish rubber glove type thingy that fits over the tap and gives the arthritic hand a 'hand' so to speak.
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Reply By: Sawtybt - Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 15:48

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 15:48
Thanks guys for the input.
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Reply By: SMICK - Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 04:13

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 04:13
In the 10 years we have had our lever action tap we have never had any problems with it.
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