Knackered Bath Tap

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  1. Tuffers

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    I've sheared the top off it. It's a single hole with 2 copper pipes going into it. On the copper pipes are those slotted on/off valves. Now if I turn them off and undo the nuts holding the copper pipe and pull the tap assembly up out of the hole, will I be able to use the copper pipe again or will I need new pipe. Also, do I just wrap gas tape/PTFE tape round the thread? I'm thinking TolishAPurd may be able to help.
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    Can you get a pic of it mate?

    From what I think you are saying, you just need a couple of tap tails. You can take the existing tails to the plumbers merchant and they'll size them and sell you some new ones.
     
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    Not sure what you have sheared, were you over tightening something?
     
  4. Tuffers

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    I sheared the top of the tap off TAP. I'm going to buy a new tap, but need to know if I need new copper pipes.

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    I see. Those buts going from the stut off valves to the taps are the tails. Leave the valves shut off like they are and undo the top top compression nut. This will allow you to remove the tails. If you look in between the two tails at the tap there may be a nut there which is basically what holds the tap in place. You'll probably need 'box spanners' for this, but they are cheap. Once its all off you are best off buying new tap tails to match the new tap anyway as they are cheap too.
     
  6. daveyboy

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    The pipes should be seperate from the tap
    If not most taps nowadays come with braided tails as tolish called them which would be attached to the on off valves you can see in the pic insteadof the pipes
     
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    It goes without sayin that you better turn off the stop ****, and your hot water (red handle near boiler).
     
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    Good point dave, get the flexi braided ones tuffers as they make life easy.
     
  9. daveyboy

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    Just don't kink them..i had to sort one a mate had kinked severely and subsequently burst at the weak point created where the kink was
    Great fun laying under the soaking wet bath to fix it
     
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