taps under bath will not tighten -still leaking.

8 Apr 2010
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United Kingdom
I recently disconnected the bath tap mixer ( two taps ,one spout) to fit a new mixer - which wasnt suitable as it happens- so I reconnected the old one. However no matter how much I tighten up the nuts they are still leaking from under the nut. I used a tap spanner in a very confined space. It is driving me mad as the leak has caused part of the celing to come down! Any ideas PLEASE! - Trevor
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Was there a fibre washer on the tap, try new ones, did you wrap ptfe tape round the thread?

Fit one of these. Ask for a 3/4 one for bath taps. :D
My bet would be you didn't use the washer, or it fell out when you tried to connect it. No need to wrap PTFE on the thread!
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