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Bathroom sink help with tap?

Hey guys

Switched off boiler + water. Somehow almost broke my ass trying to undo the old sink and drilled holes for the new one... I looked at the tap and I was like... ? I'm not used to this connection. Any ideas before I have a breakdown? Thanks :(

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ah man I wish it was something I could do now. No water again -_- why can't Screwfix be open 24/7? I'd go there and grab one.... If somewhere was open I'd bloody buy it :( thanks...
 
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Burger

ah man I wish it was something I could do now. No water again -_- why can't Screwfix be open 24/7? I'd go there and grab one.. If somewhere was open I'd bloody buy it :( thanks...
Suzan, if you're going to be tackling more jobs to save having no water, you may want to purchase some stop ends?
E.g.: https://www.screwfix.com/p/pegler-brass-compression-stop-end-15mm/3519g

https://www.screwfix.com/p/pegler-brass-compression-stop-end-22mm/6428g

https://www.screwfix.com/p/jg-speedfit-plastic-push-fit-stop-ends-15mm-2-pack/94176
 
B

Burger

Thanks .. how would that fit on the end of the current connection tho? :(
Undo the bottom nut, separate the 15mm stop end and use the blank part and screw into bottom nut and tighten, water on job temp done
 
Doing that. Didn't tighten it strong enough where the olive nut and copper was and burst off towels ready for round 2
 

Harvest Fields

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Couple of thing. You shouldn’t need PTFE anywhere near the couplers or flexi connectors, and I would say just over hand right then an extra half a turn.
 
But I did what everyone said. On the first page told to buy 2 of those adapters... Now people are saying no???? I don't want to go without water again today cos Screwfix are now shut :(
 
I think it should be fine with the way I have it as long as I "don't" use PTFE for the olive/threads and tighten well?
 

Harvest Fields

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
But the tap tails don't reach the first 2 adapters... Hence why I needed more copper pipe
But unfortunately you didn’t tell us that. We gave you the information to the question you asked which was to connect the flexi pipes onto 15mm pipe. Not connect 15mm to 15mm.
 

Harvest Fields

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Plumber
Gas Engineer
Slightly less time than me but knows more :(:oops:
Cheers mate. Your not doing to badly are you? Bit cheesy but I tell myself every morning that, everyday is a school day. Don’t think that there has ever been a day when I haven’t learnt something new.
 
So weirdly no matter how much we tighten the coupler to the copper pipe it still leaks a bit. The pipes are old and we scrapped paint off with a Stanley. Clean with wire wool stuff. Any ideas? No PTFE used.
 
Very tight. Wrenches. My man used all the strength on earth. Can't budge them, yet on only one pipe there is drops...
 

Riley

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Gas Engineer
Quite possibly he’s over tightened them if he’s used all his strength. These fittings are meant to be just nipped up not strangled to within an inch of their lives.
 

Harvest Fields

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
As I said before and as @Riley said above. Hand tight and an extra half a turn. You will probably need to cut the olive and use a new one.
 
Quite possibly he’s over tightened them if he’s used all his strength. These fittings are meant to be just nipped up not strangled to within an inch of their lives.
This was only after the leak after hand tight and an extra turn
 
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