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    New mixer tap fitting problems

    Bathroom Specialists

    I have tried to fit a new wall mounted mixer tap to my original roll top bath, but it either leaks from behind the bath or the water spurts out from atound the tap fitting as soon as I turn the stop tap on. What am I doing wrong?

    Asked by Steph on 4th Apr 2021
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    Check the rubber washers are "seated" correctly ,also you may have over tightened the connection this can "snag" or cut the rubber you tighten hand tight the half a turn with the spanner this ensures a correct seating of the washer.

    If it was supplied with male threads that you tighten into female wall mounts ensure these have around 12 rounds of ptfe tape on them to make sure threads are water tight.

    Regards Steve
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    Answered on 6th Apr 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    South East Construction & Maintenance

    "Have you fitted rubber seals? Or when you had all the items in the kit, was there a set of 'foam' or white plastic washers? It might be the case they are squeezed a bit too tight and leak. It is worth getting all the washers rubber, old-style works best in this case."

    Answered on 14th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    CjR Pipework Building Services & Maintenance

    "Maybe the fitting has had ptfe tape fitted to it rather than a washer between it and not closed up properly ?"

    Answered on 18th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Access home improvement

    "Sounds like you haven't fitted the inserts that come with the tap. Or that you've forgotten to fit the rubber seals.

    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 6th Apr 2021 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Chas Stewart Plumbing & Heating Ltd

    "Have you fitted washers between the tap and tap connectors. You will need these as otherwise you are fitting brass to brass and no washer to take up the slack."

    Answered on 6th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    A Martin Building

    "Sounds like you haven’t fitted the rubber O ring, fit appropriate sized rubber seal this goes between the bottom of the tap thread and the bottom of the nut on the flat face."

    Answered on 6th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2017 - report

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