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Leak under kitchen sink - advice on what to do

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by bungalow1, 13 Sep 2017.

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    Hi all.
    Got a little project on my hands here. There is a constant drip from the pipework under my kitchen sink hot tap - currently filled a baked bean can over about 3 days. Previous owners solution was to tie a Jay cloth around the pipe but I was hoping for a more satisfactory solution without phoning a plumber. Could anyone advise on the procedure involved here? Any advice much appreciated.
     

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    Fitting looks quite long for a simple tap connector. Does it have an isolator built in?
    I would cut the pipe a bit lower and fit an isolation value and then a short bit of new pipe in the other end to a new tap connector.

    I am not a plumber but for me not being very experienced that seems the simplest and most fail safe way for me to do it.
     
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  5. Depending on your level of competence, you could try these as a simple route. You can also get flexi pipes with built in isolation valves as well.
     
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