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a very slow dripping from joint. how to fix it. Can't be tightened

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Samsg30, 4 Sep 2016.

  1. Samsg30

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    There is drop of water dripping every 10 minutes from a joint between socket and valve. (as shown in the picture).
    This was put in place using ptfe tape and tightened to the end. It cannot be tightened any further or remove and refitted with more tape etc.

    I believe the leak is so small that it can be repaired by putting some sort of putty / solvent on the joint to contain it within. I am not sure which one though.
    Any recommendation on how to fix it.
     

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  3. Dan Robinson

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    Not for more than a temporary patch up/bodge.

    Take the joint apart and remake it properly.

    Not enough tape obvs.
     
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  4. Agile

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    Pity the photo does not indicate what the pipe is used for.

    So why can it not be taken apart?

    Surely to make it then it must have been apart then?

    Looks very new too.
     
  5. Samsg30

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    it was quite difficult to put it in place to attach the douche kit's valve with wooden unit. This involved female coupler to tighten the valve against unit,
    then a socket attached to a coupler's thread (this is where a slow leak is) and then flexible hose is connected to other end of socket.

    the accessibility was difficult and if it can be fixed by putting a putty seal, that would be much more preferrable than taking it apart and may end up messing with whole in wooden unit. Job was done yesterday so yes it is new :)
     
  6. Madrab

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    Oh dear, a douche, hope it's WRAS approved and supply is CAT 5 protected?

    Unfortunately you will be hard pushed to make any kind of permanent seal where a fitting is always wet and passing. If at all possible, split and remake.
     
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    In toolstation, I have seen "Evo-stik Plumber's mait" with description - A waterproof non setting putty ideal for sealing spigot and socket joints in sanitary fittings. Will adhere to metal, pcv, vitreous enabels and ceramics.

    They cannot provide any advice or help of course... but this sounds the thing to apply to fix dripping? Any one used it before?
     
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    Plumbers mait is not a jointing paste, and will not do what you want to do. Remake the joint.
     
  9. Dan Robinson

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    Great. Another diyer that insists on letting his neighbours taste his/schit and fanny batter.


    Glad I'm not a neighbour.
     
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    stop faffing about looking for a quick fix. Staff at tool station hand boxes over the counter and stamp 'collected' on receipts and can't give plumbing advice. Funny thing is all the plumbers that have answered here have told you how to fix it and you are ignoring them.
    makes me wonder why we waste our time.
     
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    Obviously you haven't had much experience with regard to threaded pipework ;)...
     
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    Must be gas.....
     
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    No Axel, he has admitted that it is an illegal douche that does not comply with the Water Regulations.

    When I did my water regs course with Thames Water, they asked us to report any of those which we came across!
     
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    Has he ?
     
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    I've yet to see one that is legally installed.
     
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    Good old Thames Water, every drop is passed by the management
     
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