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Post by nick1962 Fri Jun 23, 2023 8:29 pm

Hi folks

We have a 2007 Nuevo and the fresh water drain tap has worked loose and water is dripping out.

I was wondering if any of you have had the same thing happen, and whether you have a remedy, or know of how to cure the problem.

The external part of the tap is loose. The internal part seems to be fastened as usual.

Thanks.
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Post by Bilbobaggins Fri Jun 23, 2023 8:33 pm

If you use the search facilityabove you will find several threads about this, including one in the past week or so

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Post by BobK Sat Jun 24, 2023 9:46 am

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The main body is secured through the valance with a back-nut. The other part (tube)is an interference fit and just pushes inside the main body. Not sure from your post where the leak is?
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Post by nick1962 Sat Jun 24, 2023 10:45 am

Thanks Bob

The tap itself has got tighter to turn on and off recently which is why I think the tap itself has worked loose. Probably need to take it off, lubricate and put back on? Do you think silicon spray would be best as its plastic?
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Post by BobK Sat Jun 24, 2023 11:47 am

My tap was seized so I doused it with a kettle of boiling water andfreed it off .   Then it just slide out upwards.   Cleaned it up up and applied silicone lubricant.   Job done.
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Post by Soozlum Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:30 pm

nick1962 wrote:Hi folks

We have a 2007 Nuevo and the fresh water drain tap has worked loose and water is dripping out.

I was wondering if any of you have had the same thing happen, and whether you have a remedy, or know of how to cure the problem.

The external part of the tap is loose. The internal part seems to be fastened as usual.

Thank
Just go on the interweb and get a cheap water butt tap and then 'screw' it onto the hose, seems to work fine. You can use a jubilee clip if you need to but I don't find it necessary.  I also put a plastic bag over the tap itself as it tends to get clogged with road dust making it hard to turn.
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Post by Paulmold Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:38 pm

Soozlum

I see you joined back in February but this is your first post, perhaps you'd like to introduce yourself in this section...?

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Post by Mygarden Thu Jul 06, 2023 9:51 am

BobK wrote:My tap was seized so I doused it with a kettle of boiling water andfreed it off .   Then it just slide out upwards.   Cleaned it up up and applied silicone lubricant.   Job done.
I had a similar problem. I took the plastic tap out together with fitting at the back. I then visited a local independent plumbers merchant with parts in hand who supplied me with :
3/4 MXF Elbow
3/4 BSP Lever Valve
3/4 Brass Nipple
3/ Poly Washer

The fitting was straight forward, I now have  3/4 inch full bore drain taps, much better than the original fitting, making it much easier to use.
Sorry unable to insert image, but hope this helps.
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