1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Replacing leaky piping underneath kitchen sink

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Jaredashe, 16 Oct 2012.

  1. Jaredashe

    Jaredashe

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi all,

    I replaced our kitchen sink tap as a DIY job. Unfortunately in doing so the compression joints on the copper piping have now started leaking - I believe I over-tightened some so have only myself to blame.

    Question is - what's my best move now? Should I:

    - replace the compression joints with new ones? How easy would this be to do?

    - totally replace the piping, in which case should I replace with flexible piping and put a new valve in?

    - call in a professional plumber to sort out my mess?

    Any advice would be great as I'm a bit of a plumbing novice!

    Jared[/code]
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Armo74

    Armo74

    Joined:
    12 Apr 2010
    Messages:
    1,039
    Thanks Received:
    200
    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Isolate the water supply drain the water and undo the compression fitting wrap ptfe tape around the olive fasten fitting back up, turn on supply, check for leaks ;)
     
  4. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page