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Oct
10
comment How do I repair this leaking toilet supply nut?
Hi all, I'm very pleased to report that it's fixed - largely thanks to your help! The brass nut did not come off the pipe because there was a solid piece soldered/brased/attached with metal that could not be removed (which stops the bolt falling off the end). I did replace the plastic pipe going into the toilet with stop-cock mechanism (£5.50 from the shop down the road) and replaced the washer again and this did the trick. I think the problem was that end of the old plastic pipe had a sharp bit which was destroying the washer when I tightened. Now all fixed, thanks for all the help!
Oct
10
comment How do I repair this leaking toilet supply nut?
many thanks for the reply with diagram! I've had a go at fixing this but had no luck. I've stripped out the old washer from the nut and put a new washer in, but even with @UNECS's teflon tape, I still get the leaks after doing everything back up. I think I probably will need to replace the plastic part (not that I can notice any stripped thread) and perhaps the compression nut too. I'd be able to do the plastic but myself, but the nut is fixed to the metal pipe, so I think this is going to require someone with more skill / a bigger toolkit than me...