A small disaster yesterday, one of the small copper pipes connecting
to the kitchen sink monobloc tap snapped off. It had to be the high
pressure cold! .. the chipboard panels on the unit have been ruined.
I have now replaced the copper pipes with small flexibles but I have
found the reason for the original failure ... they were being used to
help secure the tap. Now the monobloc is very floppy on the thin
stainless steel sink..
Is there supposed to be a securing bracket for these taps to take
the strain ? All that's on the base of the tap is the 2 pipe threads
and a threaded bolt.
Thanks John , my tap is fitted correctly reading your info.
The problem must be the stainless steel being too thin, not
rigid enough to hold the monobloc steady.
I think I will try to use the threaded bar to attach a tie rod
and fix to back of unit or wall ... might help.
If it wasn't for the expense of a new sink I would prefer to
revert to normal taps, monoblocs are a flood waiting to happen.
Some sinks are made from absurdly thin stainless and this can flex an
awful lot with the heavier taps. Sometimes it can be remedied by
cutting a piece of metal to go underneath and drilling/cutting out
holes for the pipes - acting like a giant washer.
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
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