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stop tap compression fitting body turning

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by MarcoM, 16 Aug 2019.

  1. MarcoM

    MarcoM

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    hello i have a lever stop tap attached to compression fittings.
    the tap body and c fittings seem to be loose in the sense that
    the body turns a bit when putting pressure
    on the lever. there are no leaks.
    should i leave it or turn it further?

    many thanks
     
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  3. Harry Bloomfield

    Harry Bloomfield

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    Spanner on each of the compression fitting nuts and tighten one against the other a little.
     
  4. Elkato531

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    It may be that the compression fittings have already been overtightened and the olives have crushed the pipe.
     
  5. MarcoM

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    is it likely to leak in the future?
     
  6. Elkato531

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    If the fitting is moving on the pipe, I'm surprised its not leaking already.
     
  7. Madrab

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    sounds like it might just need a bit of a nip up on one or both of the nuts, try that first.
     
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