Leaking Olive?

H

harrisonline

I have got a small leak from a new radiator valve. It is just damp when I apply some toilet paper to check for leaks nothing urgent.

It is leaking from the 15mm copper pipe nut end.

I have tightened the nut a few times but the leak does not go away. I think the next step would be to change the olive? But how do I get the old olive off without damaging the pipe? And will the new olive slide on O.K? I think that it is probably on there pretty tight!

Thanks for your help.
 
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theoutlaw

Try Ptfe tape as suggested or LSX joint compound, made by Fernox. It is great stuff and cures in minutes.

Tony
 
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Just check it isn't the gland nut that is weeping and running down. If it hasn't been disturbed i doubt it is the olive on the 15mm if it has been in situ for some time......they usually close up with impurities and limescale.....otherwise follow advise already given
 
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