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Post by Stoneman on Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:30 pm

Could anyone advise me please. Am in France at the moment and my sink tap has started leaking on my 2008 Nuevo EK. It is leaking from the body where the faucet turns. Could I buy an ordinary domestic tap to replace. I have a Shurflo pump below the wardrobe. Many thanks in anticipation.
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Post by Suppersready on Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:27 pm

I cannot think of any reason why not .... so long as the attachments are the same size/thread ect. You usually attach the pipe connectors to the tap first and then feed these through the worktop aperture,finally connecting to the main pipes via push fit connectors. Well that’s how mine works anyway
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Post by inspiredron on Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 pm

Is it a whale tap? On mine some limescale was causing a weap from the part of the body that rotates. Dismantling and cleaning cured the problem.
Fitting a new tap will probably involve removing the sink to access the fixing flange bolt or nut.

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Post by Suppersready on Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:40 pm

Fixing flange bolt should be accessible from under the sink/worktop.
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Post by KMRTOPAZ on Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:13 am

If the leak is from the lower body, it's likely that a replacement ring washer would fix it. The bad news is that the lower body washer is accessed from below. The tap must be removed and dismantled from the bottom. Keith
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Post by bikeralw on Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 am

Is it a mixer tap? When my sink tap started to leak in the same place as yours (due to ice damage) it was simple to strip from the top (much like domestic taps), and insert a new ceramic cartridge. These are available for under a tenner.
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Post by IslandSparky on Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:13 pm

Just took mine apart on our Cotswold. Have changed the cartridge which was easy, but still got a leak. Must be a worn seal in the lower part as was suggested above. I’m sure the chrome piece above the spout should unscrew, but it won’t budge without damaging it.
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Post by Caslon on Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:18 pm

Try tightening the swivel bit a bit tighter, it worked for me
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