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I replaced the kitchen mixer tap, now fixed by a horshoe shaped metal
flange on a threaded rod, about 4mm and a nut on a stainless steel
sink and 25mm worktop. This fixing is strong enough to stop the whole
unit rotating on the sink top because the tap nozzle is a very stiff
to swing around when it's cold. It has a nylon seal for the base of
the nozzle.
The old tap had a threaded pillar and big nut, approx 1.5" diam which
was more secure, also the previous nozzle wasn't so stiff.


Any ideas apart from freeing up the nozzle seal by sanding it down a
bit ?

thanks

rusty


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On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:20:53 -0800 (PST), therustyone
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I replaced the kitchen mixer tap, now fixed by a horshoe shaped metal
flange on a threaded rod, about 4mm and a nut on a stainless steel
sink and 25mm worktop. This fixing is strong enough to stop the whole
unit rotating on the sink top because the tap nozzle is a very stiff
to swing around when it's cold. It has a nylon seal for the base of
the nozzle.
The old tap had a threaded pillar and big nut, approx 1.5" diam which
was more secure, also the previous nozzle wasn't so stiff.


Any ideas apart from freeing up the nozzle seal by sanding it down a
bit ?

thanks

rusty


I think there should also be a rubber washer between the horseshoe washer and
the sink. There is also this bracket that will add stability to a large tap on a
flimsy SS sink.

http://www.heatandplumb.com/acatalog...Tap_Brace.html


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On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:20:53 -0800 (PST), therustyone

wrote:

I replaced the kitchen mixer tap, now fixed by a horshoe shaped metal
flange on a threaded rod, about 4mm and a nut on a stainless steel
sink and 25mm worktop. This fixing is strong enough to stop the whole
unit rotating on the sink top because the tap nozzle is a very stiff
to swing around when it's cold. It has a nylon seal for the base of
the nozzle.
The old tap had a threaded pillar and big nut, approx 1.5" diam which
was more secure, also the previous nozzle wasn't so stiff.


Any ideas apart from freeing up the nozzle seal by sanding it down a
bit ?

thanks

rusty


I think there should also be a rubber washer between the horseshoe washer
and
the sink. There is also this bracket that will add stability to a large
tap on a
flimsy SS sink.

http://www.heatandplumb.com/acatalog...Tap_Brace.html




Don't even think about sanding anything - get some Silicone Grease.


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On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:20:53 -0800 (PST), therustyone

wrote:

I replaced the kitchen mixer tap, now fixed by a horshoe shaped metal
flange on a threaded rod, about 4mm and a nut on a stainless steel
sink and 25mm worktop. This fixing is strong enough to stop the whole
unit rotating on the sink top because the tap nozzle is a very stiff
to swing around when it's cold. It has a nylon seal for the base of
the nozzle.
The old tap had a threaded pillar and big nut, approx 1.5" diam which
was more secure, also the previous nozzle wasn't so stiff.


Any ideas apart from freeing up the nozzle seal by sanding it down a
bit ?

thanks

rusty


I think there should also be a rubber washer between the horseshoe washer
and
the sink. There is also this bracket that will add stability to a large
tap on a
flimsy SS sink.

http://www.heatandplumb.com/acatalog...Tap_Brace.html



I have fitted one of those on my new (Franke) tap and (Franke) sink.

It looks like it would fit other makes as well because there is nothing
unusual about the thin tails and washer/plate that hold the Franke tap in
place.

The tap brace was extremely difficult to fit over the pipe tails but once
fitted the whole assembly is rock solid. Hopefully it will be long lasting -
the tap brace actually fixes under the worktop using double sided sticky
pad. This is 3M VHB type so pretty much the best you can get, but ideally
I'd have liked to slip in a couple of screws as well. The problem is, at
least with my 1.5 bowl sink, it's a right old pain to get your hand up the
back of one of the bowls, so popping a couple of screws through the tap
brace into the worktop is not easy!

Regards,
Simon.


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On Nov 19, 9:40*pm, "Simon Stroud"
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On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:20:53 -0800 (PST), therustyone

wrote:


I replaced the kitchen mixer tap, now fixed by a horshoe shaped metal
flange on a threaded rod, about 4mm and a nut on a stainless steel
sink and 25mm worktop. *This fixing is strong enough to stop the whole
unit rotating on the sink top because the tap nozzle is a very stiff
to swing around when it's cold. *It has a nylon seal for the base of
the nozzle.
The old tap had a threaded pillar and big nut, approx 1.5" diam which
was more secure, also the previous nozzle wasn't so stiff.


Any ideas apart from freeing up the nozzle seal by sanding it down a
bit ?


thanks


rusty


I think there should also be a rubber washer between the horseshoe washer
and
the sink. There is also this bracket that will add stability to a large
tap on a
flimsy SS sink.


http://www.heatandplumb.com/acatalog...Tap_Brace.html


I have fitted one of those on my new (Franke) tap and (Franke) sink.

It looks like it would fit other makes as well because there is nothing
unusual about the thin tails and washer/plate that hold the Franke tap in
place.

The tap brace was extremely difficult to fit over the pipe tails but once
fitted the whole assembly is rock solid. Hopefully it will be long lasting -
the tap brace actually fixes under the worktop using double sided sticky
pad. This is 3M VHB type so pretty much the best you can get, but ideally
I'd have liked to slip in a couple of screws as well. The problem is, at
least with my 1.5 bowl sink, it's a right old pain to get your hand up the
back of one of the bowls, so popping a couple of screws through the tap
brace into the worktop is not easy!

Regards,
Simon.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Andy's brace fitting looks ideal, though it's a tad expensive. It
would have to fix on the underside of the worktop which is more than
an inch below the base of the mixer tap. The worktop has a 35mm
approx circular hole for the H&C pipes which lines up with the hole in
the sink, I don't particularly want to take the 1.5 sink unit off the
worktop to do a proper job nearer the tap as its nearly 20 years old
and the whole lot is due for replacement.


rusty


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