- 4 Oct 2012
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- East Renfrewshire
You would normally replace the fibre washers yes
So changed bath taps. when I tightened the nuts up underneath the metal part below moved with it (circledin red). Should I have put some grips on them? The taps also moved and I just moved back into place (didn't tight theYou would normally replace the fibre washers yes
My biggest concern is leaking. I really struggled with the nut on the furthest away tap under bath. Couldn't seem to get nut to turn enough worry it'll come loose.The tap tail can move with the pushfit fitting so don't worry about that. Usually there would be a topside rubber washer supplied with the tap but a little silicone will fill the gaps.
The taps should be tight enough so they don't move when used
When you say hand tight, you mean with a spanner or fingers? I'm a bit unsure what u mean. The nut won't turn at all with fingersThat's a common issue given the narrow spaces with the tap end of the bath usually being close to the wall, the trick there is remove the overflow, makes it a little easier to get the adjustable in at an angle. Don't forget these nuts don't need to be racked right up, hand tight then a half/full turn will do them.
You should be able to tighten the nut up to the tap tail as far as possible by hand and then all it needs is nipped up with the adjustable.When you say hand tight, you mean with a spanner or fingers? I'm a bit unsure what u mean. The nut won't turn at all with fingers
Got plumber friend to do bathroom basin's waste and kitchen tap and check over what I'd done. Needed two new pieces of copper to go in underside of kitchen mixer tap. Used plumbers mate on basins waste. The pedestal on basin when removed didn't need supporting. Bolted well to wall.You should be able to tighten the nut up to the tap tail as far as possible by hand and then all it needs is nipped up with the adjustable.
No need for loo roll, if you're unsure then just keep a cloth underneath it and keep an eye on it and run an hand over it for a wee while until you are confident with it.
Mate - Horses for courses - Me I personally hate the stuff, makes a mess for the next guy coming along. A little silicone is my choice but as long as it's leak free then that's the objective.Used plumbers mate on basins waste
Mate - Horses for courses - Me I personally hate the stuff, makes a mess for the next guy coming along. A little silicone is my choice but as long as it's leak free then that's the objective.
Because of the being underneath can't see anything , only feelDepends on how well the new one sits, it can yes,
If you cant pull the nut down enough to see the bottom of the flange that the washer would sit on then it usually means the old one is squashed in there and it's holding the nut from moving down fully. You can get it there with a small screwdriver and dig the old one out, once it's removed you'll see that the nut can drop down enough to see the bottom of the flange, just for future reference
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