How tight

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by AnonymousImport, 12 Sep 2002.

This topic originated from the How to page called Fitting new taps.

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    When connecting the tails to the tap how tight should they be done up, the ones I am about to fit have o-rings so if I over tighten them they are likely to become damaged. Is there a rule of thumb to use in this situation?
     
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    With o-rings there is no need for a lot of tightening. Hand tight will often be leakfree, but it is usual to give them a gentle 'nip' with a spanner to make sure they don't work loose.
     

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