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Kinked braided hose on bath tap - should I be worried

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by JimDogweed, 8 Dec 2020.

  1. JimDogweed

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    Hi.

    Just had some repair a small leak I had on a bathroom tap - it's an awkward spot so got someone out to do it. Apparently, the washer was gone.

    They have fixed the leak but I have just managed to have a proper look, and it seems like they have kinked the braided hose.

    Should I be worried about this - is this a problem waiting to happen? I can tell from the sound that the water is restricted a little. I understand that it's an awkward spot, but it doesn't seem right to me and don't want to take the risk.

    Edit: The photos taken from outside the bath - the one that was fixed is the far (cold) tap - not the closest one you can see.

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    Yes, that will definitely need to be sorted.
     
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    Muck Fee!
     
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    You may have had someone repair a leak - but it wasn't a plumber!
     
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    I'm surprised the tap even works with the hose like that. That will fail in time being under stress like that. Needs sorted ASAP.
     
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    You've all confirmed my thinking - will get them back asap!
     
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    The flexi on the other bath tap doen't look very clever either. Hard to tell from the pics.
     
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    Where was the leak from? Why was it necessary to disturb the pipe to the tap?
     
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    Did you pay for that repair? Just being inquisitive
     
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    Overlooked mate? :D
     
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    That's the point, "apparently". If water was dripping from the tap outlet, why disconnect the pipe, let alone make such a pig's ear of replacing it? But assuming it's the original flexi and it wasn't kinked before, it shouldn't be difficult to refit it without a serious kink. Just make sure the flexi doesn't turn as the nut is tightened.
     
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    I would class this thread as a wind up, water would not flow through to the taps.

    Andy
     
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    Yes, a bit like the flexi :(
     
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    It's not a wind up - flow was restricted but was running. Anyway, it's been sorted now with a new flexi pipe.
     
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    It was the flexi itself that was leaking, not the tap - we only discovered it due to a water mark on the ceiling below.

    No. I haven't paid.
     
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