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  1. Diy592

    Diy592 New Member

    Hi, Bought a new kitchen tap and I am unsure how you are supposed to fit the flexi pipes to the tap as the connections are deep in the tap, any ideas? Don’t think a box spanner will get in there. Its a Astracast elera TP0771. IMG_3007.JPG IMG_3008.JPG IMG_3009.JPG
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Screw it in until you can't turn any more (normally they state hand tight)
  3. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes I hate this design , as Shaun says hand tight but concentrate as you are tightening you actually get a feel when the brade is going to twist , you will know what I mean
  4. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    Put some sort of lubrication on the o-rings prior to attaching them.
    That way the 0-rings won't tear or not seal completely.

    With the design of tap you have purchased, you only have the option of doing the flexi's up as tight as you can do by hand.

    Great tap design - gives confidence is making a water tight joint.
  5. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above lubricate the oring and hand tight is enough
  6. steadyon

    steadyon Active Member

    Hand tight should be enough, and is probably what the manufacturer's instructions call for. If you're really unhappy, you can probably dismantle the tap from the top down and get access to where they screw into the body of the tap. You could then give them a nip up with a spanner, but it must be a nip and no more.
  7. Stigster

    Stigster Plumber

    If the o-ring is past the opening of the fitting it'll seal as well hand tight as it would be if you cranked it up to the max with some kind of tool.

    When an o-ring is properly sized and has nowhere to go it'll seal very well. As long as they can't twist back out somehow, which they can't when piped up, they will seal fine.
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