Hi, I have a waterfall tap installed in my bathroom that has been fine for the past 2 years since being fitted. Water has started dropping from 2 screws in the underside of the spout and spilling into the floor.
I've tried tightening them up but they just drop back. Please can someone advise how to fix this?
Hi, this is a lat reply but I came across this post on Google as I had the same problem and this was the only related post/help I could find online... so there wasn't any (help that is).
One of the screws below the tap spout starting spurting water, which was the first time I'd realised there were screws under there as these taps were in the house when we moved in.
I had some limescale remover so I decided to remove both screws, soak them for 30min to clean them up and also clean the holes they came from to put them back in. No luck, the two screws would not go back in. I searched Google and this was all I found so I hope this helps someone else.
I pulled the top plate off the tap spout which was easy enough as I assumed it would now the screws were out. To my surprise it was full of metal piece, like really full!
I thought this may of been some kind of metal build up from the water, but I further inspection it was the underside of the plate which had corroded away. The screws could not tighten back up as they were just crunching through corroded metal.
So, I'm not left with a tap which works but no top plate. The two screws had washers on so i've dropped them back in he hole from the top to cover the holes for now... works fine like that, but unbeleivably it needs a new tap!
Update: I spoke to a plumber who told me that it looked like the screw had worn and broken. He said that the only option he could recommend was trying to use arodite glue to stick in the screw, otherwise I’d need to replace the tap. I tried the glue and surprisingly it has worked, so far so good. I still plan on replacing the taps eventually.
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