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 Post subject: Tap Help
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:35 am 
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Recently Attempted to fit a new tap and have F***ed up and managed to cross thread a pipe and nut to secure the tap to the worktop. Does anyone have any idea where i could purchase a new one?

Diameter seems to be about 30mm and its 45mm long

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 Post subject: Re: Tap Help
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:59 am 
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Plumbers merchant.

I can't suggest one as I don't know where you are, but I have taken in "odd things" to my local plumbers merchant and asked "have you got one of these, but not a broken one" :-)

I will also suggest you try more than 1 merchant. Short version, 1 merchant wanted over twice as much than another merchant for the same thing. (Even the same packet)

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1. The "threaded pipe" is the shank of the tap, and the nut is known as a back nut.
2. The shank does not normally come out of the body of the tap.
3. If its a kitchen sink tap than the shank is normally 3/4" British Standard Pipe (BSP), if a basin tap normally 1/2" BSP.
4. BSP sizes refer to the inside diameter of the appropriate pipe .
5. The outside diameters are approximately 26.5mm for 3/4 BSP and 21.0mm for 1/2"BSP
6. You have a number of options:
6a. If the thread on the shank is not too badly damaged, buy two new back nuts, one steel (e.g. https://www.bes.co.uk/pipes-tubes-fitti ... pe=backnut) and one brass. Use the steel one to clean up the threads on the shank by screwing it on and off a few times, and the other to secure the tap in the end.
6b. If you know someone who has the appropriate sized engineering die, get them to clean up the shank threads and buy one new brass back nut.
6c. If the shank cannot be re-threaded, you might be able to use the correct size of running nipple (e.g. https://www.bes.co.uk/pipes-tubes-fitti ... _4in_x_4in). You'll also need a new brass back nut.


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Note re my previous posting. If using running nipple you'll need to cut it to length, so hacksaw and file to clean up, plus best get a steel nut as well to clean cut threads.


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