I installed a Triton T30i handwash unit a few years ago, and the inlet
joint has wept slightly ever since. For non-obvious reasons, or supply
pressure has increased lately, it wept faster, and Doing Something About
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It's a compression joint between a 15mm copper pipe on the downstream
side of an isolating valve and the Triton's valve block, which is a
nylon moulding. I've fitted a new length of copper and a new olive, but
it still weeps at the joint. Triton are adamant that no sealant can be
used. I even risked the wrath of this group by wrapping some PTFE round
the olive - which duly made it leak worse. Wrapping it round the
thread, which would (should) get me banned for life, wouldn't work
because there is an axial slot in the threaded portion of the valve that
the compression nut screws onto. Triton said it has to be very tight,
and I've now not only got it far tighter than I'd normally make a proper
compression joint, but as there are no flats on the valve to hold it by,
I'm afraid of ripping it off its baseplate.
Any ideas, please, apart from fitting a drain to the soapdish?
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