SHower head and back of tap leaking constantly ??

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by viks10, May 3, 2010.

  1. viks10

    viks10 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello
    Hope someone will be able to help.
    We are just getting the van organised and put water in the system for the first time since the winter and now the shower head is leaking water constantly even when the water pump is switched off. Also soe water is coming out the back of the shower tap.
    Does anyone know what might be causing this?
    It is draining the whole tank down and we can't switch it off.
    Thanks
    Viks
    PS we have a 2006, benimar sport
     
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,432
    Likes Received:
    25,108
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Frost damage.

    Time to work out how to get at the back and see what has come adrift.

    Either plastic cracked or if you are lucky it's pushed a pipe off.
     
  3. neilmac

    neilmac Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    UK, France & Spain
    As Brian says, sounds like frost damage :Doh:

    Hopefully its not the tap body that's fractured (expensive). If you can get to behind the tap you'll soon see.

    Best of luck.
     
  4. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Mid Cornwall
    If in the bathroom, it should be fairly simple to access the underside and examine the pipes beneath the tap. If it is the tap and shower head that have split, you will be looking somewhere in the region of £30 - £80 depending on what you have.

    Whenever to winterise, keep taps open and also unscrew the shower head - don't lose the little black washer!

    We have all been there at some point, so don't fear!
     
Loading...

Share This Page