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Small leak compression

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by CAESAR32, 21 Sep 2021.

  1. CAESAR32

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    What would be the best way of fixing this leak it doesn't drip just builds up like that after a day of the water being on. Thanks. Guessing it's on where the olive meets the pipe and the nut as opposed to the olive and valve body.
     

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    Try tweaking 1/8 of a turn and if that fails 3 wraps of ptfe tape around the olive
     
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    Thanks must be a slow very small leak. Would paste be an option too?
     
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    Paste/jointing compound on the olive should do the job. Just make sure its suitable for potable water.
     
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    Fernox LSX
     
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    Well it did seem to nip up 1/8 of a turn or so and isn't leaking now. Worth leaving alone? Is bottom of the system so a full drain down to paste etc.
     
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    just leave it and see if it has stopped
     
  10. I was going to ask him how long he had had the leak. In his shoes I might have been tempted to follow that advice without any tweaking - small weeps like that can seal themselves.
     
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