Help - New Tap Needed

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  1. Dawn B

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    Does anyone know what make of tap this is?
    It's a shower tap fitted in a 2002 Autotrail Scout. I've contacted AT and they've said they can't help as it's not the original, that evidently was gold coloured, (don't know who found it necessary to change all 3 taps in the mh at once.) I think they're lying to me, but what can I do.
     
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    Ebay has loads of bathroom type places advertising, get a few phone numbers / email addresses and talk to them.
     
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    Hi is it leaking? or what is the reason for the question? After our moho adventures (there for all to see) I consider myself a bit of a tapologist? the repair to ours cost me 20p? New tap £90.00!!
     
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    Try Alastair Murray (parts manager)
    01332781562
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    alastair@geoffcox.co.uk

    You might need your vin# to give to him, he's sourced a few things for me in the past, excellent service!
     
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  5. Dawn B

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    It's leaking, but only after it's been used
     
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    Inside mine were two rubber rings which had perished? I replaced them with rubber 'O' rings and it has never leaked since. £.20p Worth a try?
     
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    Looks a bit like a Reich tap to me, you can get a new cartridge insert for them for about a tenner off eBay (y)
     
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    I did the Autotrail factory tour last week ( very interesting too.. ) and the guide told us that all of their taps were currently available to buy in B & Q
     
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    Dawn. Didn't know you showered.

    Seriously, exactly where is it leaking from. Is it from the bottom of the flexible tube on the left in the photo? In that case all you probably need is a rubber washer.
     
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    I've been told it needs a new ceramic cartridge, but without knowing the make it's not that easy.
    And anyway, 3p doesn't buy much
     
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    Would rather fix if poss. as whole bathroom will need to be dismantled to get to pipes
     
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    Take the taps to bits then and see what you need ;)
    terry
     
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    If its leaking after you have finished using it and switched it off then I am not sure it is the ceramic cartridge. More likely to be a leaking joint where the flexible shower hose goes into the main body of the tap. When you switch the shower off the flexible hose is full of water and that is when it starts leaking out at the bottom. As I say if you can tell us where it is leaking from then we would know better.
     
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    It's leaking from the tap, where it swivels
     
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    In that case it is probably the cartridge
     
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    Now will you give me more money ....
     
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    No. But I could have given you the rubber washer that you now no longer need.
     
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