Joint leak

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  1. seasickstevie

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    What's the best way to seal this joint? 20211108_134700.jpg
     

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    Is PTFE the answer?
     

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    Nope, it's a face to face seal. It needs either a fibre washer or a rubber one of the correct size, assuming it cannot be tightened up to seal it.
     
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    I presume it's not 'intended' to have a washer (?)

    Would that be a retrofit method if tightening up doesn't do the trick?

    Does the washer go between the trumpet and the brass fitting?

    Doesn't want to separate as they're fixed in position
     
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    There's a witness run that may indicate a leak higher up.
    Edit: unless the picture is upsidedown?
     
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    as above looks like the leak is actually higher up
     
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    It's an HDU. The 'above' issue is coming from the diverter valve. I'm sure there's a logical explanation... anyone with any advice?
     
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    Not a diy fix I would have thought. Is it part of a communal system ?
     
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    Looks like it is coming from here. post a pic of what is above that, as already said be very carefull, some of these run at extremely high pressures, not really a diy job

    Inkedleak_LI.jpg
     
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    20211108_171214.jpg

    I get that, it's not really DIY. In fact as it's 'non-gas' I was sent out to deal with it as the maintenance spark. Someone decided it was an electric 'boiler' which is where I came in. However, turns out of course it's a water issue.
    Plumber coming in the morning.

    Sorry ianmcd, I didn't take any pics above what you see.

    Yes lostinthelight, it is a communal system.

    I was intrigued that the middle bit of the Pressure Temperature Control Valve has got a tiny hole in the bottom, which is where you can see the drip coming from. That's obviously an 'intended' hole ... so what's it for I wonder?
     
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    Some components that have moving parts in contact with fluids have a weep hole to warn you that the seal/gland is on the way out
     
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