Replacing wall mounted shower mixer tap

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  1. crae

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    I am replacing a wall mounted, shower mixer tap unit. When i took the old unit off, it fitted snugly into the connecting pipes and required a sharp tug to remove after undoing the holding nuts.

    I have bought a new unit which stated that i needed pipes spaced at 150mm from the centres, which they are. However after fixing the new connection pipes there is a gap of about 20mm so the mixer unit cannot fit in tightly like before. This is i belive the reason why when i tighten the holding nuts the unit leaks very badly.

    Any advise on what i can do? (other than perhas buy a new unit :)

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    Try some PTFE tape on the threads, or ideally buy a new one.
     
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    thanks, but unfortunatley the joints are already covered in the stuff.
     
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    May need washers on the ends of the pipes which come out of the wall. There are several types so it's hard for us to advise. Perhaps you can find a pic of what you have?
     
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    Managed to sort out the problem, i bought a load of washers to pack out the gap which has stopped the leak.

    However i think the tap is badly manufactured because its states the hot and cold pipes should be centred at 150mm which they are, yet there is still this gap.

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