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 Post subject: Flexible Tap Hoses
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Hi All,

Having a spot of bother "plumbing my way out of a paper bag" so to speak...

Please see 3 pics attached.

Ordered a tap off eBay - tap all good.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Dune-Mono-Mixe ... 0005.m1851

But the 50 cm flexi hoses are useless. Please see marked picture where they are leaking. Perhaps it's my method of fitting them?
On first attempt I had no luck connecting directly to 15 mm isolating valve (rusty water(!) but no leaks) - https://www.screwfix.com/p/isolating-va ... pack/65251

So used some tap adaptors from Screwfix - https://www.screwfix.com/p/flexible-tap ... pack/2665r

Got the tap supplier from eBay to send 2 new flexi hoses (due to rusty water) free of charge. No rusty water but now both leaking from the same place marked in picture.
I like the fact that both sets of flexi hoses supplied have 2 O-rings.

What is the best/reliable method to connect the tap without leaks? Struggling here I admit! :-(


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 Post subject: Re: Flexible Tap Hoses
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If leaking from there the flexis are faulty. Get some replacements elsewhere, they look to be m12 at a guess from the pic, but take one along with you to compare.

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wine~o - I'm going to have to start sending you PayPal payments at this rate! :-)

Yup - I'm calling into Screwfix today to pick up the paint - I'll get some new hoses.

I think I'll need to be careful about the bend on the hoses. A gentle swan neck should be fine, but I suspect a "sharp" bend at the connection is not good...

Pricey these: https://www.screwfix.com/p/jg-speedfit- ... pack/84084
I'll see if I can get something cheaper...

Cheers again - Martin.


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don't get pushfit, get these instead https://www.screwfix.com/p/hose-15mm-x- ... pack/57875 (assumes they are m12 and not m10) M10 here, https://www.screwfix.com/p/hose-15mm-x- ... pack/66361

like i said take one with you to compare.

EDIT. looking at your set up you'll need to remove the tap connectors from the isolating valves and put a short length of 15mm copper pipe on there instead, so you may need a couple of 15mm olives as well.

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Thanks for that! Much better on price and both are in stock at my local screwfix. I'll take one to compare. 30 mile round trip (which is nothing in this part of Wales - not much traffic) - so I'll make sure to get the right one. I'll make up the shortfall in length as the previous 50 cm hoses were just about long enough.

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Do let us know how you get on.

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wine~o wrote:
you'll need to remove the tap connectors from the isolating valves and put a short length of 15mm copper pipe on there instead, so you may need a couple of 15mm olives as well.


As you have already fitted the brass adaptors, you will have to cut them in half* in order to get the chrome nuts off, so you can reuse them - unless you have some in your toolbox.

* between the male brass thread and the nut, which is now held captive by the olive.

If you are stuck, PM me and I can put a couple of nuts in the post to you.


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