I have just fitted a new monobolck mixer tap on our kitchen sink. However water is seeping under the bottom of it when the water runs off the sink. All washers are in place and I have tightened the horseshoe shape bracket and gasket up underneath the tap as tight as i can but this makes no difference. Is it possible to overtighten this ? or have i missed a stage?
I have a similiar problem. On tightening up the monobloc tap on my stainless steel sink, it has a tight fit at the front but at the back there is still a gap. My fitting came with a plastic bracket, should I have used this to provide additional support underneath for the horseshoe braket?
The tap I bought for the sink sat inside a decorative stainless steel ring, which inturn had a washer within it to stop water getting under the tap.
After about 2 hours of removing and refitting the ring and bracket with no success, I finally realised that the water was getting between the base of the tap and the inside of this stainless steel ring and not via the horseshoe bracket and washer. I used some clear sealant to seal between the tap and ring and have had no problems since.
I had bought a tap which came with a decorative stainless steel ring. The ring contained a washer to stop water running under it and the tap section sat inside this ringand was then tightened to the sink with the horseshoe washer.
After alot of messing I discovered that the water was actually splash water, that was getting in the very small gap between the tap block and this decorative ring. I used some clear sealent to fill the gap and have had no problem since.