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Flexi tap tails hand tight?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Swell1, 17 Aug 2021.

  1. Swell1

    Swell1

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    Hello, I have purchased a mixer tap and the tails go up in to the tap body and I can only assume hand screw in? Does this sound correct? I've tried this but the base of the tap is now wet when connected so I can only assume its not fully sealed. Any advice appreciated.
    Thank you
     
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  3. kidgreen61

    kidgreen61

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    They only need to be hand tight because they seal on the O rings.
    You must put a smear of silicone grease (or similar)on them before inserting them so that the seals don't get damaged.
    Sounds like you've damaged them, you'll have to replace them.
     
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    Also, be careful you're not undoing them when tightening up the other end.
     
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