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Kitchen sink leak

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  • pallen77 Jul 21, 2009

    Hey Steve thanks for your quick response sir about my Dear Mothers sink! Its a 15yr old sigle sprout sink AMER.Stand.! and it leackes around the top of here 6inch base and also leak down the bottom! I am having a time trying to tighten it from the botom for it hase like a horseshoe shape washer under the sink!\r\n
    I appreciate your time and knowledge Steve!

    The other problen is that her (mother) the other day tried out her Central air and when I turned on her thermostate it would only come on at 20cel. when i bump it up to 85 or more over it shuts down! Now she just has a standard old time therm (mercury read with a single yellow) wire now the mercury looks like its sloping downwards as apposed too being level? Can u haep me on this one 2?

    Have a nice day!

    Pablo & Ma

  • pallen77 Jul 21, 2009

    Bro Steve, \r\n
    Firsttly I like u too know that your solutions for are sink is now fixed by changing the 3 washers!TY

    Now for the heat thermastate, yes it also runs Ma's furnce and insted of just a yellow lead that I mentioned it has 2others Blue and white leads hooked up to 1 post and a mercury slider up top!

    Now you mentioned about cleaning the Thermo No, Ma has had this unit for 3yrs (no clean)!

    I will patently awaite your FINE EXPERTIZE on things! UR THE MAN!

    Many Thanks again Steve!



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Where is it leaking from? is it a single spout/mixer tap?

Please verify, and i should be able to help you


Steve :o)

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    Steve Smith Jul 21, 2009

    Hi Pablo & Ma,

    It sounds like the 'o' rings are gone on the tap, ignore the horseshoe shaped washer as this isn't sealing water it is actually used to secure the tap to the sink.

    If you have tightened the tap to stop it leaking, isolate the water supplies, and loosen the parts you have tightened on the spout, take it apart and inspect the washers/ 'o' rings. take them out and go to a plumbing merchants and get replacements. If this isn't possible try this....

    You can buy a repair tape (its called P.T.F.E. in the UK) it's white and will repair most water leaks,also purchase some silicone grease both are ok on potable water (drinking water). Wrap the PTFE around the 'o'ring on the tap, then lightly coat it with silicone grease.

    This should resolve your problem.

    Let me know how you get on

    Steve :o)

  • Steve Smith
    Steve Smith Jul 21, 2009

    As for the Gas Warm air,let me ask a few questions;

    Is it a fan assisted warm air heater?

    Has it been serviced/cleaned recently?

    I can solve this with a few questions being answered


    Steve :o)

  • Steve Smith
    Steve Smith Jul 22, 2009

    Hi P & Ma!

    I'm so glad you sorted your tap out.....WELL DONE TO YOU! :)

    As for the heating, the unit should be cleaned every year! If this isn't done it can cause carbon monoxide to leak into your house, this can potentially kill you! :(

    I don't want this to happen to you or your Ma! please get this serviced/cleaned by a qualified gas engineer, i suspect because it hasn't been cleaned/serviced that a thermistor in the unit is dusty, this is giving false readings and making the ubit shut down.

    Please get it serviced Pablo.

    I hope this helps.

    Steve :o)

    P.s. let me know how it goes, and if i can help with anything else, just ask!

    Take care.


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