Monoblock tap connectors - How tight?

17 Oct 2006
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United Kingdom
Do I have to tighten the water pipes for a monoblock tap more than hand tight? If so, how do I do it as the actual connecting holes and therefore the nut is halfway inside tha tap body?
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I had one to assemble a while back where the tails disappeared about 200mm up inside the base of the tap.
I found the easiest way was to dismantle the tap, fit the tails to the valve body and tighten them before re-fitting the valve body complete with tails in the tap.
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i did this about a month ago to my new bathroom monobloc mixer! i bought flexi connectors 12mm to 15mm - the tap connectors screw inside the tap body (both hot and cold) and then i tightened with an adjustable spanner pretty tight but not over tights. then the other end connected onto the 15mm supply pipes. tigthened these pretty tight, but not over tight, using 2 adjustables!

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