Sink Taps loose (1 Viewer)

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Sep 20, 2014
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Hi
I’m looking for some help and advice as to how I can tighten the dual tap on my kitchen sink
When we use it the base swivels as we are turning the water on
We have an Autosleeper Cotswold

Kind regards
 

pappajohn

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Usually .... Reach up underneath and follow the pipes up to the tap.
There should be a large plastic nut which needs retightening.
It will need an open ended spanner and a bit of dexterity while holding the tap in position.
If the fridge etc is below the sink it may need removing first.
Others will be along if the fixing method is different on your tap.
 
Feb 2, 2015
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Hi there. Is it like this one?
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If so..It has a large nylon Nut holding it underneath behind the drawer . Its a bit of a bummer to get on with a wrench but it can be done . Take your time and don't over tighten. Just clamp it up . Im sure you will do it easily enough.



Kev
 

DuxDeluxe

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Had the same issue with the Le Voyageur a few weeks ago. Prepared for the worst, removed the giant drawer under the hob so I could reach it and ......... normal domestic mixer tap with the single nut on a long thread and a flat collar!! Quick tighten with box spanner and job done. The real sod was getting the giant drawer back on its runners awkward size and heavy
 
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Replaced the one in our washroom last year the nut had a slot in the end so could be done with a flat bladed screwdriver although more purchase with a box spanner. It its been lose a while I would take it off and check the workop for signs of water leaking around the base might be worth putting a bit of sealant down first
 

JeanLuc

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When I replaced the monoblock tap in ours I used a wrench like this.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/basin-wrench-11/14631
It is a standard component in my tool kit. Just check that it will open wide enough to fit the locking nut.
Most important - do not over tighten. Most motorhome taps are made of chromed plastic and it is easy to crack them if you apply too much force.
 
OP
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The rehctub
Sep 20, 2014
155
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Luton
Funster No
33,410
MH
Coach built
Exp
8 years
Hi there. Is it like this one?View attachment 278556

If so..It has a large nylon Nut holding it underneath behind the drawer . Its a bit of a bummer to get on with a wrench but it can be done . Take your time and don't over tighten. Just clamp it up . Im sure you will do it easily enough.



Kev

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The rehctub
Sep 20, 2014
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Coach built
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Thank you all for such quick and helpful reply
Have had same request elsewhere and not a single thing
 

TheBig1

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on some vans, it is easier and quicker to remove the sink bowl from the worktop to access the taps. also a good excuse to clean and reseal the joint to the worktop whilst the sink is out
 

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