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Plumbing Advice Needed

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by thesal, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Hi riders,
    I have one of those shower / bath taps that you can switch between the shower head and the bath spout.
    When in shower mode, the left hot water tap and shower head drips, causing problems with leakage behind the tiles...however, when in bath mode, the shower head and hot water tap do not drip, just a bit out the bath spout which does not leak behind tiles...

    Could it be a hot water tap washer or the tap ?
    Any plumbers out there with any advice would be appreciated...i'm stumped...lol

  2. Hey,

    I'd be guessing in "bath mode" the flow is less restricted, so there's less pressure in the pipe.

    Using the shower nozzle, though, increases the pressure in the pipe.

    Basically: I reckon you have a leaky fitting or hairline crack in the pipework.
  3. Either way get it fixed before it becomes a big job - water rot in the walls can wreck havoc!