Kitchen tap


Postby PJ » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:14 am

I'm looking to replace our kitchen tap (mono block mixer) with another similar one. The existing tap has copper tails and soldered to copper supply pipes. Can these be changed to flexible pipes as I wish to slightly reposition the sink in a new worktop, and can these be 'push fit' or compression fitting then? Thanks in advance.
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Postby Cpt Nemo » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:57 pm

Hi PJ

Yes mate - use the flexi tap connectors. They are made in a number of sizes - with push fit or compression on the 15mm end.
The most common size is a 12mm screw fitting on the tap end and a 15mm fitting on the other end.
They also make 10mm options.

If you are going to take out the tap you should invest in a set of mono-block tap spanners to get up and on the back nut(s) - trust me it'll be the best £5.00 you ever spend.

Cheers
Jim

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