Tap under sink leaking

26 Jun 2011
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Please can anyone help.
The tap under the sink which allows you to fit washing machine & dishwasher pipes to it has suddenly started to leak. It didn't leak before but we have just added the pipes for a dishwasher and now it does.
Any advise on how to stop the leak please
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You haven't fitted one of these, have you?

We have a claim in for £15,000 worth of damage because one failed in a first floor flat.
Yes we have fitted one of those. Do I take it this could be the problem.
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Who did the fitting? Maybe call them back?

If its the valve shaft they often leak after they have been touched. Sometimes they stop after a couple of days. Sometimes they have to be replaced.

Does Charnwood mean one of those they supplied split and the suppliers/makers ( in China ) are being claimed against?

Charnwood means that we have a claim in for damage because there was a problem with the male threads being slightly undersized and the swivel nuts on the hose popped off.

We tried a few from the same batch and - hand tightening the nut - it would jump back a couple of threads if you gave it some welly.
Even when we thought it was tightened OK we could pull the hose away from the Y piece.

We've now sourced a brass one.

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