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spinning taps

Nov 2017 07 12:24

Post by ric70 » Tue, 7th Nov 2017, 12:24pm

Post by ric70 by ric70 Nov 2017 07 12:24

They've just spun the taps and flooded toilets again

anyone used these fix-a-tap to stop spinning ???

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essex-ORANGE-F ... B00MNIEG3E

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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 07 12:31

Post by Skoolkeeper » Tue, 7th Nov 2017, 12:31pm

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Nov 2017 07 12:31

No not seen them before. let us know how you get on, if you decide to buy/use them, little angels!!!! good luck [Neutral.png]

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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 07 12:36

Post by locky678 » Tue, 7th Nov 2017, 12:36pm

Post by locky678 by locky678 Nov 2017 07 12:36

[Like.png] i used them on most of my taps here abot 30 and had no probs they are very good.

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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 07 13:15

Post by Derek » Tue, 7th Nov 2017, 1:15pm

Post by Derek by Derek Nov 2017 07 13:15

I'd also be interested in seeing if they work,
I feel they would work well for domestic use because even the fitting guide says it will only help with reducing the twisting
With the school life it seems to be the new game for the students I found most of our taps regularly get done
So only way I've delt with it is to shut the toilet until all my days work is complete then deal with it if not enough time left at end of day look at end of next day
This new student game is now starting to slow down
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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 07 14:46

Post by beagle » Tue, 7th Nov 2017, 2:46pm

Post by beagle by beagle Nov 2017 07 14:46

The problem I have found is plastic back nuts. you can't tighten them up enough you need to replace the back nut with a brass one. Problem solved.
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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 07 15:38

Post by JohnE875 » Tue, 7th Nov 2017, 3:38pm

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Nov 2017 07 15:38

Turn the water off.
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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 07 16:25

Post by Lucastone1 » Tue, 7th Nov 2017, 4:25pm

Post by Lucastone1 by Lucastone1 Nov 2017 07 16:25

Yes this is really annoying. All sink manufacturers provide is 2 perfectly polished round holes. It's no wonder taps can be twisted. I surpose so any tap can be used. They need to get together with tap manufactures.

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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 11 10:43

Post by Tank » Sat, 11th Nov 2017, 10:43am

Post by Tank by Tank Nov 2017 11 10:43

Would be interested in the results myself, but I know that some of our students would just see it as a challenge! We have to make metal plates to surround the taps and hold them in place in the boys toilets.

We have 'push fit' pipes/connectors fitted to most of our taps in the school, so if the taps are turned around the 'push fit' connectors just allow the pipes to twist without leaks or coming apart. Has saved our bacon loads of times and well worth changing all of your taps.

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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 11 17:19

Post by Dinky » Sat, 11th Nov 2017, 5:19pm

Post by Dinky by Dinky Nov 2017 11 17:19

Same as Tank we had push fit fitted in the boys toilets as they were the taps being constantly spun round and creating leaks. Not had a problem since push fit were installed.
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Re: spinning taps

Nov 2017 11 17:21

Post by greenjack » Sat, 11th Nov 2017, 5:21pm

Post by greenjack by greenjack Nov 2017 11 17:21

Got to agree with beagle. Plastic back nuts are no good. Use Brass with a hard rubber washer. Unfortunately though if they are determined enough nothing will prevent them causing problems.

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