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RONI

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:33 pm Reply with quote

I recently purchased from ARGOS Oslo Kitchen mixer mono tap supplied with copper tails .

When i tried to fit the copper tail end to the 15mm Compression elbow- the compression elbow do not hold onto the the tail end of the copper pipe - the 15 mm Compression elbow slips from the copper tail pipe - failing to make an airtight connection.

Does it mean that the copper tail end connection from the taps are less than 15 mm in dia.

Can any one suggest how can make an airtight connection.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:40 pm Reply with quote

I know it's a stupid question but have you checked there is an olive inside the fitting?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:35 pm Reply with quote

Some have 10mm tails.

We even have a monoblock tap with left handed threads for the tails!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:09 pm Reply with quote

If the olive fits quite snuggly when slipped on, then it is 15mm, if it is simply not tightening up too well, then perhaps you have brass olives which tend to be a bit tougher. You can buy seperate copper ones which tighten up easier.
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RONI

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:53 pm Reply with quote

newboy wrote:
I know it's a stupid question but have you checked there is an olive inside the fitting?


The olives are present in the compression elbow
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RONI

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:55 pm Reply with quote

IJWS15 wrote:
Some have 10mm tails.

We even have a monoblock tap with left handed threads for the tails!


I have measured the idis of copper tail ends and they measure appx 13mm - that looks like an odd size
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RONI

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:57 pm Reply with quote

grrinc wrote:
If the olive fits quite snuggly when slipped on, then it is 15mm, if it is simply not tightening up too well, then perhaps you have brass olives which tend to be a bit tougher. You can buy seperate copper ones which tighten up easier.


The compression elbows which is a std 15mm from B&Q has copper olivers inside but they just easily slip onto the copper tail end.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:09 pm Reply with quote

Take one of the tails to a proper plumbers merchants and get the correct size. Yours sound like 12mm icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:38 pm Reply with quote

clf-gas wrote:
Take one of the tails to a proper plumbers merchants and get the correct size. Yours sound like 12mm icon_wink.gif


^^^^Quickest and most effective option ^^^^
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