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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by funinacup, 5 Aug 2020.

  1. Gasguru

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    I don't see any tool marks on the brass "T" section that the union screws on. Are you using pump pliers (or equally suitable) to brace whilst you tighten up the union?
     
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    I've never used this and rarely do plumbing, but, isn't there a linseed based putty / jointing compound that can be used to help seal weeping joints?

    I think the ideal world is a new joint, as that one looks a bit misshapen, but, maybe a pragmatic solution?

    That's assuming the joint was done up tightly and the weeping is becuase the surfaces arent mating properly...
     
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    Think I've found the issue. There are cracks around the sides of the cone:

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    Have bitten the bullet and ordered a replacement from the manufacturer.

    Can anybody point me towards a replacement cone or whatever its called for future as I'd like to have a go at soldering so I can repair pipes like this when required.

    Thanks
    Michael
     
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    you could have patched that crack with a drop of solder then sanded flat, you can still do that and you will have a spare
     
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    Good idea, I'll give that a try when I get a chance.

    Would love to know the name of the ends and a source if possible.

    Thanks
    Michael
     
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    what size is the pipe/fitting BTW - 1/4" 3/8" 1/2"?
     
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    Think the fitting is 1/2" and the pipe is about 10mm.
     
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    The fitting's probably bespoke then I would think, certainly at that size. It's not a 'standard' fitting.
     
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    I don't think it's bespoke as such, as they're common on a lot of coffee machines. Just hard to find them on their own.
     
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    Yes, by that I mean it's bespoke to coffee machine manufacturers, so will be made bespoke for them and then soldered on during manufacturing.

    Given you're on a plumbing forum though, it's not a 'standard' plumbing fitting ;)

    I'll be honest though, I wouldn't be surprised if you could use a 10mm compression end and olive on that but it would be a try it and see if it fits the threaded end, it would need to be 10mm pipe too.
     
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