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Urgent leak bath/shower mixer taps


Can someone please help me urgently before the same plumber comes now for the 3rd time.

The leak was under the nut of the hot water trade bath/shower mixer taps. The plumber tighten the the nut and it still leaked.

Then he came again and changed it to a flexiable pipe for the hot water bath/shower mixer taps. Still leaking.

He said that it might be big rubber washer that is under the bath/shower mixer taps that needs changing and the whole bath/shower mixer taps might need changing as you cannot get the washer on its own.

Has anyone else had this problem, and how did you stop the leak.

This is driving me crazy, i wish i was a plumber myself.

the leak is sweeping through the floor boards and going to the downstairs toilet, with the walls now moldy.

****The leak is only from the hot water bath/shower mixer tap.****

1 Answer from a MyBuilder Plumber

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It is possible that there is a flaw in the threaded part of the tap, and that it has resulted in a pinhole leak. This i have seen on cheap taps several times. The only way to rectify this is to replace the taps.

I wish you 3rd time lucky.


Answered 11th Sep 2012

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