Monoblock Tap


Postby sebastian » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:14 am

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?
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Postby s04786 » Sun May 13, 2007 10:13 am

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?
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Postby Arnak » Sun May 13, 2007 11:55 am

Hi,

I assume that you have put the washer between the tap and the sink?

Also that there isn't a gap between the tap and the sink, those holes can be a little on the large side and misalignment can leave a gap.

If all else fails put some boss white jointing on the washer.

A thought occurs to me, why is the water getting to the base of the tap?

Is there a part missing from the spout of the tap, possibly a part with small holes in that fits into the spout?

There may not be one on that type of tap but you should check.

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Postby sebastian » Mon May 14, 2007 6:46 am

Hi,

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.
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Postby sebastian » Mon May 14, 2007 8:44 am

Thanks for your advice.

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.
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