Leaking Bath Mixer Nuts - please help


Postby ghawdxi » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:01 pm

Hi,
i have just replaced my bath water mixer. Unfortunately i cannot stop water leaking out of both hot and cold water nuts where the copper pipes connect to the mixer inputs.

I have tried using special wrenches, PTFE tape and silicone sealant, but to no avail :(

what can i do to stop the leak? the space behind the bath is really tight making the use of a conventional wrench impossible. would the use of Speedfit/B&Q plumbeasy system plus a 22m coupler do the trick? or shall i just put in more oil seals and connect the mixer to the existing copper pipes?

Pls help

many thanks

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Postby TheDoctor4 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:27 pm

Hi

Have you had a chance to have a look at the DIY Projects area at all: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects.htm There are quite a few projects related to your problem that may help you out.

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Postby ghawdxi » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:31 pm

yes i did - but i could not locate one that specifically tackles my problem. i did read the project called "How to fit a bathroom" but i found it a bit too generic.

if you can tell me which projects to look at, that will be great.

many thanks in advance

regards

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Postby TheDoctor4 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:43 pm

Hi

The Changing Taps project may be helpful to you: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/taps.htm

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Postby ghawdxi » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:46 pm

thanks,
i had a look but it only recommends things i have already tried! :(
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