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When you see water collecting at the tap base, it's always coming from higher up. Depending on the tap, it could be caused by worn O rings on the spout. Or it could be a leak from a spindle gland.Can you tell me the make and model of the tap, or attach a photo of it?_____There's no time pressure on this topic - it will stay open to you for many days, and you can reply at any time. I will be away from my desk sometimes, but will respond as soon as I can.You might see automated adverts for phone support. I'm not available for a phone call today, but we can continue via this Q&A topic.
Yes that's definitely the result of worn O rings. They can be replaced, but if the leak is long term then the brass socket in the tap body is likely to be worn, which means it would probably still leak. A new tap is likely to be a better option. Are you thinking of doing the work yourself?
Lying seems an odd word to use, so I doubt it.Things are always easy when they go well. When you hit a snag, or when the access is awkward, it isn't easy. But you don't have much to lose by having a go.My top tip is to make sure that you have isolating valves, then you would have water to the rest of the house and that reduces the time pressure to get the new tap installed.A second tip: choose the tap to suit your installation. If you have gravity fed hot, then buy a tap made for low pressure and that has 15mm copper tails, not flexible hoses.
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