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Franke Olympus Mono Mixer Kitchen Tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Roger465, 11 Nov 2019.

  1. ReJect

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    Sounds about right for that tap (and lots of other brands) - the chromed heads are made of some sort of alloy and corrode onto the brass spines of the tap works.
    It would probably cost you I guess £100 to buy 2 new handles together with hot and cold cartridges.
    You can buy new similar taps from SF stores for around £40 and they seem very decent for the money. Chinese made, but what isn’t? :(
     
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  2. Roger465

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    OK… everything OK since then, till a so-called professional kitchen fitter left me with leaking joints in the under sink plumbing after fitting a new worktop. Having spent an evening fixing them (the practice is good for me, and I don’t want him anywhere near my plumbing again), I now find a slight leak coming from up underneath the mixer tap itself, ie running down the hot tail.

    I don’t know how these taps are put together – is there something I can fix inside the unit (ie does the copper tail screw in to the mixer unit, or is there a seal or something), or is it likely to be cracked?

    I’ll probably have a shot at it tomorrow, but it’d be useful to know what I’m looking for… if it's really bust, obviously time to throw the towel in and get a different mixer.

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    OK, no need to answer - tap knackered and removed.
     
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    Well, end of a saga.. after all that, it wasn’t even possible to remove the tap for inspection, due to the tails being a bit crushed and bent etc, but the water was definitely coming down from somewhere inside the mixer body. I had to hacksaw through the tails in the end to remove it.

    If anybody wants a set of valves which will apparently fit several Franke taps, let me know. They were only in use for about a month.
     
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