Lights and Taps

 No more drips...

No more drips...

The lawn needs mowing. The upstairs is covered in discarded music CDs. And the kitchen tap has been dripping for ages. A perfect time to start building a computer controlled led display for downstairs. Or perhaps not.

At least I've fixed the tap now. Modern taps are strange. When it started to drip I went up town and bought every sized tap washer that I could find and then set to.

As soon as I took a proper look at the tap I discovered that it doesn't use a standard washer, it uses some strange right angled tap device. A quick search on the internets revealed that a lot of people solve this problem by purchasing new taps. Which wasn't entirely helpful.

So I did a more careful search and came up with these beauties. They dropped in as a direct replacement and work a treat. A little tip though. Make sure that you put them on the correct sides otherwise you'll end up on Amazon complaining that the replacement taps work fine but their action has reversed and the up position is now on rather than off....

I'm going to tidy upstairs and mow the lawn later. And the lights and controller boards are in stock. I love having a project on the go...