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Post by Tigerbadge on Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:34 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Went out this morning to water up van ready for next month, first the handle on the white tank drain snapped off 😁 which should be easy to replace.
Then as bleeding taps through the kitchen sink tap is leaking where the spout turns, is this repairable or new tap.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:53 pm

This old thread should help your problem.

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Post by Dbvwt on Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:59 pm

Can’t comment on whether it can be repaired or not but to investigate the issue I think the tiny red/blue insert under the lever will pop off to reveal an Allen screw which allows removal of the top lever.
From there it should be fairly obvious as to the nature of construction, often a large nut will be securing the cartridge in place but I’ve come across a few different methods, all are generally pretty straightforward to understand.
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Post by Tigerbadge on Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:09 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:This old thread should help your problem.

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Thank you ploughin, I had seen that post a while ago but I searched under Nuevo tap & didn’t find anything.😂😂.
Will give it ago.
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Post by Tigerbadge on Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:55 pm

Took apart all ok, there wasn’t any limescale but a lot of black dirt possibly from the black sealing rings?.
Put it back together & it’s still leaking, so should I try a new seal kit & cartridge if I can get them as tap is now discontinued.
Where I brought the van from is a auto sleeper dealer so hopefully they can help.
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Post by Dbvwt on Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:16 pm

Personally, these cheap taps don’t last and I’ve changed out many over the years.
If something like this fits and you have the skills just sort it yourself. Talking to a salesman (sorry dealer) is a waste of time IMO but don’t take my word on that!

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Post by steamdrivenandy on Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm

The leaks tend to be caused by small amounts of water left in the cartridge over winter. When it freezes it cracks the cartridge and you then get a surprise the first time you fill up the next Spring, or mid Summer as it is this year. A replacement cartridge should cure the problem.
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Post by Dbvwt on Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:42 pm

I agree SDA but I’ve often found it’s not always the cartridge that suffers but the cheap plastic that these taps are made of that cracks and causes the leaks.
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Post by Caraman on Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:47 pm

steamdrivenandy wrote:The leaks tend to be caused by small amounts of water left in the cartridge over winter. When it freezes it cracks the cartridge and you then get a surprise the first time you fill up the next Spring, or mid Summer as it is this year. A replacement cartridge should cure the problem.
I've had the same experience.  Take the cartridge along with photos of the tap to a decent caravan/motorhome workshop and they should tell you what you need.
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Post by Tigerbadge on Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:05 pm

So in case I go for the new tap option are these push fit connectors.
I can take these of the off old tap & re-use them if needed, off on 10th July for first trip away this year😀.
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Post by Dbvwt on Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:24 pm

I’m no expert but they look like 15mm screw fit connectors (on the end of the silver flexy hose from the tap) that are screwed onto a push fit/screw fitting.

Possibly a 10mm screw fitting at the other end which is a pretty standard connection into the tap base.

Without seeing things I would say you probably would be able to reuse them, most taps as a rule come with standard hoses in the box .
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Post by fred1 on Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 pm

Mine was the same as yours got the cartridge bit from screwfix.
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Post by Liam on Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:41 pm

Tigerbadge wrote:Took apart all ok, there wasn’t any limescale but a lot of black dirt possibly from the black sealing rings?.
Put it back together & it’s still leaking, so should I try a new seal kit & cartridge if I can get them as tap is now discontinued.
Where I brought the van from is a auto sleeper dealer so hopefully they can help.
Your basic tap mechanism will be fine - I would save your money and just replace the cartridge - that has been the cause of leakes on 2 of my taps. 
The cartridges are not very robust and with the slightest amount of water remaining in them over winter any frost will damage them such that it will cause them to leak.
  
The cartridges are available from Screwfix £4.76 either 35mm or 40mm - the one on my Malvern was 40mm.
 
Its a Flomasta Ceramic Mixer Tap Cartridge - get it from a caravan dealer and you will pay 3 or 4 times the price of Screwfix!

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Post by Dbvwt on Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:15 am

Dbvwt wrote:I agree SDA but I’ve often found it’s not always the cartridge that suffers but the cheap plastic that these taps are made of that cracks and causes the leaks.

Apologies for my slight confusion here. I’ve had a few leisure vehicles over the years and they have all had those nasty silver plastic bodied taps, many of which failed.
Obviously we are talking about a metal body here and the cartridge seems to be a common problem up!
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Post by inspiredron on Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:28 am

Your tap looks similar to the Whale on my van, but slightly different. I get a slight weep from mine which is caused by what I feel are inadequate plastic seals rather then rubber o rings in that long central bit of the body. They tend to scale as do the ends of that cylinder. Nothing to do with.cartidge and cured, for a while, by dismantling and cleaning.

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Post by Tigerbadge on Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:50 am

inspiredron wrote:Your tap looks similar to the Whale on my van, but slightly different. I get a slight weep from mine which is caused by what I feel are inadequate plastic seals rather then rubber o rings in that long central bit of the body. They tend to scale as do the ends of that cylinder. Nothing to do with.cartidge and cured, for a while, by dismantling and cleaning.
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Post by babian on Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:11 am

hi, hope you get this sorted.
when I did ours a really good clean was half the answer. I used soft cloth and citric wipes to make sure there was not the slightest hint of scale left in the grooves where the seals fit. Also make sure the inside of the swivel tap/body is squeaky clean,  also remove and clean that bottom solid white seal. Black deposits like you have sounds like the seals are degrading, but if it was the combined three ring seal under the cartridge that was faulty then I would have thought the result would be a dripping tap not a leaking "body".
Hope this all might help
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Post by Tigerbadge on Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:50 pm

Had a phone around today & nobody has any o-rings so a new tap is going on when screwfix get it in tomorrow.
Those old rings are pretty worn sp not worth putting back together.
Thanks all for advice 👍.
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Post by modelman on Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:00 pm

I make my own O rings for my restorations, very easy to do, I buy O ring cord from any bearing supplier, or failing that, buy several large O rings of various diameters, & cut to suit, cost is pennies.
Difficult if under about 20mm dia.

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Post by Tigerbadge on Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:12 pm

All sorted tonight with a nice new tap, thanks for advice👍
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