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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:26 pm 
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Hi all.

we've had a shower fitted but have discovered a leak behind a stud wall.

The leak seems to be coming from a misaligned thread (?) nearest to the camera where it goes into the ring.

see attached photo..

Whats the best way of unscrewing this... its stuck fast.

is there a specialist tool for this?

thank you kindly in advance

will


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 Post subject: Re: shower leak
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:49 pm 
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Possibly one these will fit , https://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-tech-C3155- ... 6ECWN2GTCM


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If its cross threaded, make the hole bigger, use a spanner or pump pliers to undo the nut on the copper pipe, then unscrew the screw (probably two, one bottom one top of the flange) take it out, buy a new one and reverse the process.

Since its cross threaded its "banjaxed" so will have to come out, and key hole surgery is a pain, hence make the hole bigger and take it all out.

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I have to ask, but why is whoever fitted it not coming back to sort it?

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thanks everyone.. i tried a radiator hex key as suggested but it didn't fit.

'someone-else' - yep i think that what will have to be done

'gas4you' - the shower was out of operation a long time after the pipework was installed. Our plumber was difficult to get hold of at the best of times and i'd rather not bother to be honest...

Any of you guys in bristol or know a good plumber in the area?
failing that, could it be a job for a novice? (me)

thanks

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ps is anyone able to identify the part names i need. is it the knuckle thing and the thread thing i will need? (pretty sure i haven't used the correct terminology!)


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The wall plate elbow, as an example, plumb center part no 543482 and then the other bit will be a 1/2" 'nipple' of some sort

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