monobloc kitchen sink tap with filter tap dripping

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  1. shrimp

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    hi there,
    I have the as title tap fitted and it drips on the filter tap unless you can turn it a little bit more which my wife has trouble with so i was wondering if there is anything i can do to improve it.
    i have took the knob off and underneath it there is a one piece nut and washer so do i just tighten this up or will it need a wash replacing the tap is only a few months old.

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    All help appreciated cheers
     
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    Turn the water off, then undo the brass hexagon.....best to post a pic of the tap insert, which maybe ceramic (1/4 turn) or rubber washer (several turns). You can always pop it back in after, and no harm done.
    There's nothing to be tightened up here.
    John :)
     
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    What make is it. Some good tap manufacturers will send someone to fix it for you if still under guarantee.

    Fitted a Bristan monobloc for a customer, and it was faulty. They sent one of their people to fix it. Save me the job of removing and re-installing the thing!
     
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    i cant remember who it was made by i shall have to find out but here is a pic of what inside
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    Cheers
     
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    Thats a perfectly standard rubber washered tap insert - so replace the washer and try again.
    Sheds like B&Q sell the complete insert, if it leaks along its shaft, but take the old one with you to match up.
    Either way, turn the insert 'on' before you screw it back in.
    John :)
     
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    cool thanks for that i might have some tap washer some where.
    Just bloody gone a snap the single bolt thats made out of cheao copper need to extract that, also want to get some copper tails to help stop the tap working loose,do you know anywhere that sells them?
    Cheers for all the help :D
     
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