DRIPPING KITCHEN TAP


Postby rob uttley » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:04 am

hi. we have a kitchen mixer tap that keeps dripping. i have taken off valve from the hot tap and there is a constant drickle of water leaking through remainder of tap even when the water is turned off at the mains.
can anyone help, please.
rob uttley
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:49 am

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby nitro23456 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:07 pm

you have to turn your hot supply off separately if you have a gravity fed system.
nitro23456
Rank: Foreman
Progress to next rank:
48.7%
Posts: 346
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:19 pm

Postby stevenc1603 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:24 am

Even though you have turned the water off at the mains there will be residual water pressure in the pipework in the house which will run out if you remove a tap body. This is normal and is not the cause of your leaking tap.
stevenc1603
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
99.3%
Posts: 199
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 11:59 am

Postby Mac-the-Wrench » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:05 am

Have you changed any washers? It could be as simple as it not being tight enough. I got a call-out for a similar problem, and that's all it was. I had to use a 22mm compression spanner to tighten it because all others were too fat to fit.
Mac-the-Wrench
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
78.9%
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:48 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics