Help Required With Tap Fitting.

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  1. lorger

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    Just spent a lovely few days up at Fort William and climbing Ben Nevis with my daughter Sophie, yesterday when we got back to the van and sitting having a cuppa I heard the pump come on for about a second for no reason. I immediately turned it off and had a quick look around and found my kitchen drawer had a couple of drips of water in it so after further investigation I found the tap tail leaking so when I go home this afternoon went round the 3 shops in Dumfries and 2 told me I need a new tap other didn't have anything to fit. I doubt I need a new tap, so can any of you tell me where I can get similar to first pic below and if the second pic would do the job. First pic shows both broken one and what it should look like.
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  2. sally47

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    I'm pretty certain you can get those fittings at most B n Q or homebase
     
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    Thanks Sally it's not the blue part I need it's the white end and tail that fits into the blue push fit fitting
     
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    My advice?

    Buy a new van(y)
     
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    Ok try caravan spares from Kineton near Banbury you can order on phone next day delivery if you can't find them I have there num somewhere let me know
     
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    Had a similar experience where the plastic tail into the tap broke and tried to source replacements. ..
    Ended up getting a new tap and made sure I bought some spare tails that fitted it...just in case it happened again...
    I've kept the original tap just in case one day I come across tails that fit.....I did go back to the original supplier who tried to help but all the leads drew a blank...
    Hope you get sorted...
    Ta Andy.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I'm not to bothered about the tails if I could get the wee white bit I could make up something with some flexi pipe.
     
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    Funny enough that's what the dealer suggested:)
     
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    It's the little bits that fit the tap that I ment. ie these.
    Photo below in separate post ...sorry
     
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    Hi Sally tried googling them and can't seem to find them so if you don't mind I could do with their number.
     
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    I've looked at the taps bit they don't come with the tails so surely they must sell sepreately
     
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    The bottom one for the new tap I had to get because I couldn't source the top one... It was 8mm with a different sealing arrangement. ..
     
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    The bottom one looks like it Andy of i could get one of them and a bit of flexi pipe I could make something up I'm sure.
     
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    Ok... I've got 4... pm me your add. I'll send you two and hope it sorts you out... The bottom one is a 10mm tube with the o ring.
     
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    I've used araldite in the past on a leaky shower tail.
     
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    Cheers Andy, I might take you up on your offer firstly I'm going to go back to the dealer and see if I can get some bits and bobs to make something up if not I'll be in touch.
     
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    I managed to get a hold of the tail in the last pic (red one) and it seems to have done the job time will tell.

    Thanks again for your help and suggestions even Chris :)
     
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    I had the same problem a few years back with a swift van. Tried all the usual suppliers but couldn't source the connector. Even swift couldn't help or wouldn't whichever. So I changed the tap

    Problem is certain manufacturers source parts based on unit cost rather than quality and reliability
     
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