Flexible Tap Connectors leaking

Postby lsuui » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:19 pm

After connecting original pipe work to new flexible pipes, leading to a bathroom sink tap, the water squirts out between the flexible tap connector nut and the flexible tap connector pipe itself. I've tightened the nuts and put ptfe tape on the thread but the flexible pipe still wobbles in the nut, which is letting water past the rubber washer and out.
Any clues?


The type of flexible tap connecot can be seen here
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro ... 2&id=27936
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Postby htg engineer » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:38 pm

New flexible connector required, or copper pipe put in its place. there's no way to repair these hoses if you lose the watertight seal, not that I know of anyway. Shouldn't cost much.

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Postby johnb » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:05 pm

hi isuui the flexi you show does not have rubber washer it is designed for 15mm copper tube with olive it is a compression fitting and does not need ptfe tape are you sure this the fitting you used from screwfix. all the best john
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Postby waztastic » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:54 pm

you can get liners to put inside the end of the plastic pipe before tightening any fixings on
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