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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by cal graham, 29 Jun 2021.

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  1. cal graham

    cal graham

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    Hi

    Looking for some advise, so we have "your repair" but its £60 a time to get them out, I had asked them to come but due to some issues thats not happening yet but thats another story but based on below I think I can fix this my self as I changed the bathroom tap with little issue, hence looking to cancel "your repair" this time

    We had water fast dripping nearly to a stream through a light fitting in the kitchen from the bathroom, once we stopped the water to the shower the water stopped coming through, I managed to get under the bath and messed around and managed to do enough (unsure what) to the point its its leaking little drips which is being caught by a towel no major issues now but one that needs fixed.

    Theres no water coming from the back of the wall where the shower pipes go to but there is wetness from the bathtaps downwards suggestive relating to the photo area

    so many questions

    How do I unscrew or screw the taps with such a tight area... any tools that work well?

    Also next issue if I change the taps (fingers crossed tightening them works first) the flexi hose goes to a push pipe? is that the right term?

    what is being used now or what is the best way to connect the flexi to a push pipe?.... any product reccomendations?

    I think its likely to be these issues, if not its your repair lol

    Thanks

    Cal
     

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    Does water only leak when shower is in use ?
    Where exactly does it leak from ?
     
  4. cal graham

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    Hey, It seems to be damp to dripping all the time, I think it's been like this a while but eventually went the other day.
    I'm not fully sure when the water is coming from its damp/wet from thread attached to the tap under the bath down the whole pipe to the floor, however when I dried it the other day it seemed wetter around where the flexi comes in contact with the plastic pipe.

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    Sounds like the tap connector may be the problem . Where the silver ,braided ,flexible hose connects to the threaded tap tail by it's white plastic nut ,there is a seal. It may need replacing. It's often awkward to get a conventional spanner in there ,so you will need something like a crowfoot spanner .
     
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    Cool can I confirm see Pic is this the bit u mean?
    Thanks loads by the way I'll have a look online tomorrow and get the parts
    Thanks
     

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    No. That is the other end of the flexi hose tap connector, which is a push fit fitting onto the supply pipe.
     
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    Right coolio
    I'll have a look online and get somet sorted
    Thought it might be somet simple ish not worth £60 like so yeah can have a go at that, thanks mate aopreviate it.
     
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    Yeh, not worth spending £60 to have it fixed by a plumber who has worked for a minimum of 10,000 hrs to learn his trade.:eek::eek:

    Andy
     
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    Haha, still 9,950 hours more than me :D
     
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