So I bought some new taps as the old tap corroded in the middle and snapped so it needed to go.

I took the old ones off which never leaked before and popped the new ones on.

Replacing the washers, but keeping the existing lock nut.

Lock Nut Leak

Now on the hot tap only, the nut as in the picture has started leaking. Using a basin wrench I have tightened it to it's absolute maximum and it hasn't made a different at all. What are the suggestions here? Do I need to get a new nut? If so how the hell do I get it off?

  • Does this supply line have a shut off valve lower down the pipe? – Jack Aug 14 '16 at 3:18
  • A little update, it does have a shut valve. Only issue now is that with all the tinkering around even the shut valve area is leaking so I think I am going to have to replace the old pipe work :( I tries using a specific tape around the tap, but that didn't make a difference. I think with it poked about so much I have probably just damaged the old pipe more. – Anthony 'Runt' Cleaves Aug 14 '16 at 16:00

You will need to shut off the main water supply going to the house, open a faucet or hose bib that is lower than the area you will cut the pipe. Before you cut the pipe pick up on new supply tubes and this type of new valve for under the sink. Replace both while you are at it. This is presuming the pipe coming in is 1/2"

Follow the instructions for installation!!!!

Get 2 new supply lines these are 30" you may not need ones that long.

Hook em on up!!

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