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Very slight leak on (very) old compression fitting

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by chameleon001, 14 May 2018.

  1. chameleon001

    chameleon001

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    Hi all,

    Just redoing our kitchen and noticed one of the very old compression fittings on my cold water supply has a very slight leak I.e. barely a drop, but the joint it wet. I have tried to nip up the fitting but it isn’t budging.

    Any idea what the best thing to do is? Worried if I try and undo it I could make things worse?

    Cheers,

    Dan
     
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    Are you sure it is not condensation?

    Andy
     
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    Hi, no it’s defo leaking from around the thread, but only very slightly
     
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    Pictures?

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    I am having a similar issue (except with a heating pipe). I’ve come across this product here that I am thinking about trying.

    https://fernox.com/product/ls-x-external-leak-sealer-50ml/

    My only concern is that it is putting a band aid on the problem rather than addressing the root cause.
     
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    Wrap it with a rag and leave it, then just keep an eye on it;)
     
  8. very slight leak can change into a fe :censored:cking major leak,if a major leak develops who would you expect to pay your damages :?:

    hopefully your a responsible householder and able to manage risk :!:

    good luck,happy plumbing :cautious:
     
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