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DRIPPING KITCHEN TAP

Postby rob uttley » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:04 am

hi. we have a kitchen mixer tap that keeps dripping. i have taken off valve from the hot tap and there is a constant drickle of water leaking through remainder of tap even when the water is turned off at the mains.
can anyone help, please.
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Postby nitro23456 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:07 pm

you have to turn your hot supply off separately if you have a gravity fed system.
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Postby stevenc1603 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:24 am

Even though you have turned the water off at the mains there will be residual water pressure in the pipework in the house which will run out if you remove a tap body. This is normal and is not the cause of your leaking tap.
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Postby Mac-the-Wrench » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:05 am

Have you changed any washers? It could be as simple as it not being tight enough. I got a call-out for a similar problem, and that's all it was. I had to use a 22mm compression spanner to tighten it because all others were too fat to fit.
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