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Got a wee job that I really had no time to waste on, as too busy.
Sorted it and then had to just tighten the back nut on a tank fed basin tap. The Speedfit tap fitting onto copper pipe began leaking badly when I turned the tap.
Pipe was full into the Speedfit fitting, yet water pees out of it.
Not my work (I only use copper) and is a lot of years old.
Lost me a couple hours sorting it. :(
Complete tat and to think that is supposed to be one of the better push fit brands.
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REDSAW wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 9:13 pm
had quite a few of them, they dont like being disturbed. was it the rubber?
It was copper pipe into a Speedfit tap connector.
The copper was corroded where it was inside the fitting, as it normally seems to be. I asssume the corrosion is due to reaction between the metal gripper teeth and copper pipe.
I guess the rubber got damaged when I turned the tap and therefore the fitting.
Not very resilient, are they?
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Always seem to be the council around here that fit them.
have probs most of the time when i see them and usually stick a flexi on rather than faf about on the in and out jobs.
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February 12th, 2019, 1:34 am
I just replace the plastic tap fittings with copper fittings, but usually needs repipe in copper, bending offsets etc.
I like that copper pipe lasts well and helps holding taps from turning
On basin pairs of taps I still use nuts and olives to join to suitable taps.
all good when time and money is there i/e- new basin refit.
most of my stuff is in and out in an hour though- tennanted propertys

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