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I've read many items relating to mixer taps leaking but none seem to fit my problem. Which is.... This mixer tap - I think is the Carafax L180 (Bailey Ranger Series 5 460/4) - leaks from around the lower central part that swivels (the part with the output spout on). I've taken it apart as much as I can, removed the cartridge, removed and cleaned the rubber insert and cleaned the brass part it fits on to. Put it all back together, tightened the main brass nut and yet it still leaks - not a lot, but enough to be a problem. Could it be that the cartridge is at fault, i.e. would the rubber insert being compressed over the past 12 years, be the cause of this leak? Or is it a case of having to replace the tap as a complete unit? If so, how on earth do I get to the fixing nut that holds the tap in place? I've gone in from the (outside) upper fridge vent and seen where the hot/cold pipes feed onto the tap tails (so they're not an issue to undo); the sink that would give fairly easy access) appears to be fairly rigidly fixed in place by the solvent welded waste pipework. I could remove the waste central screw but it all looks to be pretty solidly gunked up with Plumber's Mate or something similar and I don't really want to disturb this and cause further issues when all put back together. Again, from the outside vent, I can see a metal plate through which the pipes feed through - can this be easily removed (I can see one screw and feel two/three others) - would this be the way in to the base of the tap? Any thoughts, hints or tips would be gratefully received to remedy this problem. Many thanks in advance. Dave
Hi, We have discovered that the shower mixer tap is leaking. Water appears to be coming out the bottom of the tap where it connects to the hot and cold pipes. Anyone had anything similar or advice on how to repir this please
Hi I am completely new to this and hope that someone can give me some advice. I brought an Elddis EX2000 last year, our first caravan, and having been away for the first time this season over the weekend i noticed that the washroom tap was leaking (there was a large puddle on the shelf under the sink. It appears that the 'drip' is coming from up inside the tap, there was no leak at the push fit fittings but the small copper pipes were wet. In addition, there was also water coming out of the black ring between the tap and the basin (i assume this is a rubber washer). A couple of questions, does anyone know how 'easy' this will be to repair, is it likely to be complete new tap, and if so how easy are they to change? Is it a case of buying a replacement tap, removing the old one and connecting the new pipes and all good (I get a feeling it won't be that simple). I don't know the make of the tap but the attached is a link to the same van as mine on ebay and which shows a picture of the tap. Does any one know where I can get a replacement quickly or what new tap will fit? http://cgi. ebay. co. uk/ws/eBayISAPI. dll?ViewItem&item=290914028020 Sorry for all the questions, it has kept me awake all night think about it wondering how much it is going to cost, how I can do it etc etc. many thanks in advance Chris