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Swan Neck Mixer Taps Drip

Postby OrdinaryGuy1 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:08 am

Hi. I'm new to Swan neck kitchen taps and coming to terms with the fact they drip after use for a bit. But sometimes they drip every 4 seconds for a long time. I removed the Swan neck and could see that no water was flowing so the hot and cold levers and ceramic cartridges are doing their job. But I don't understand why sometimes the tap will drip constantly for a long time (I've not tested for how long) and Other times when you turn off the tap/s it only drips once or twice and then about a tablespoon overnight. Is it condensation in the tap or another explanation. Any advice would be great. Taps are Cooke & Lewis 58A Deck-Mounted Dual-Lever Bridge Mixer Kitchen Tap Chrome
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:39 pm

Hi ordinaryguy1
Try removing the flow straightener and cleaning it in vinegar to remove any lime scale. If it is a coarse flow one see if a foamer one was supplied and fit this.
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Postby OrdinaryGuy1 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:36 am

Thank you for that suggestion. Mike
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