A family friend recently had a new bath tap fitted with a shower
attachment. To give it more 'ooomph' the plumber also fitted a twin
pump to the system (that comes on even when you flush the toilet but
that's another story).
The plumber didn't want to change the taps on the ceramic basin as he
said he would probably break the basin?
So I did it yesterday for them (and I'm an electronics engineer?) and
no broken basin?
Whilst plumbing it back in today (I fitted a couple of isolator valves
and new plumbing to mate square to the new (shorter) tab bodies) I
found it quite difficult to get a positive seal against the taps (a
drip every 3 seconds type of thing) and tightening it further just
felt 'wrong'? I did nip them up further and it all seems dry now but I
don't like it ... <sigh> ;-(
I noticed the end of the brass tap thread had quite a pronounced
chamfer and am not sure how well that would mate against the fibre
washer on the tap connector? Is there are special fitting for taps now
What have I missed?
All the best .
T i m