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How to fix a weeping tap? (See pic)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by denmachan, 24 Feb 2020.

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    Hi all, I wonder if anyone could help? I have a leaking mixer tap, but it’s not dripping from the outlet, it’s weeping from the handle mechanism? I guess I’ll have to remove the handle to gain access to the cartridge but I’m not sure how to? The upper arrow on the pic shows where the water is weeping from, and the bottom arrow just shows where the leaking water is accumulating. Thanks so much in advance! Best regards, Den.
     

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    Remove the red/blue indice ,unscrew the Allen key through the indice hole (just loosen it a bit) slide the handle off (hopefully easily) unscrew the chrome rosette, tighten the brass nut slightly.
    Other than that, buy a decent tap. Try Hansgrohe Focus, about £70 quid.
     
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    Thanks so much for your reply, that’s great! I’ll consider your tap suggestion, cheers!
     
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    Sometimes its cheaper to change the tap than spend ages trying to fix a 'lost cause'. At least with Hansgrohe, it'll never go wrong! Damn Germans!
     
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