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    Leaky/cracked taps

    The house I'm in now is quite nice, but the plumbing fixtures are crap. Just through normal use, 3 taps are now spurting water out of cracks in what I presume are seams. Have told the landlord, but of course, nowt's happened.

    I know nothing about DIY or home maintenance, but is there an easy way to seal off the cracks? What do I use? Can it be readily bought? Or do I need to pay for someone to come in & replace the taps?

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    Just replace the taps, they start from about 150baht each.

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    yeah DD, those are the ones that leak!

    so yeah NR, you need to get a plumber to replace them

    the price of the taps will be much more than any work done

    just knock it off the next rent payment

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    OK, cheers, guys. Thought it might not be so easy as just fixing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    The house I'm in now is quite nice, but the plumbing fixtures are crap. Just through normal use, 3 taps are now spurting water out of cracks in what I presume are seams. Have told the landlord, but of course, nowt's happened.
    I feel your plumbing pain (ooo err) I rent a house, all was fine, then a tap started to drip, then the tap wouldn turn off unless in a certain position, then the downstair shower started to drip (hardly used) then a bumgun exploded. Tall and short of it is plumbing tends to be as shite as electrics.
    Im leaving soon so bugger it.
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    If you are not careful you will get like Butterfly and his roof leaks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    If you are not careful you will get like Butterfly and his roof leaks!
    If you're talking about me then theres a difference. I know how to fix it but I just refuse to, Butterfly thinks he can fix it but hasnt got the froggiest.

    Actually I fixed the bumgun as they were on offer at Tesco for 89 bt or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    then a bumgun exploded.
    Two out of 3 of the bumguns leak, so have to be switched off when not needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    the tap wouldn turn off unless in a certain position
    The kitchen tap's lever keeps falling off, so I have to keep sticking it back on. And one of the outside taps exploded a couple of months back & I had to replace that.

    Are all plumbers in Thailand shite - or did we just get the same one, Melvy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Are all plumbers in Thailand shite - or did we just get the same one, Melvy?
    Ive never met a plumber in Thailand, theyre all just general builders. It just comes down to the quality of the bits, 89bt bumguns are 89bt worth of cheap moulded plastic. Taps are only as good as the plastic bits that get knackered from twizzling them round.

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    every worker in Thaland is shit, they have no pride in their work nor no honor in their miserable lives and none will do a decent job of anything, they even do a sloppy job of getting drunk the worthless bastards.
    Now if you have a wrench then it is better if you fix em your self, get what is needed and a roll of teflon tape, wind on 2 layers of tape, look at the open end of threads and wind tape on clockwise, then screw it into the coupling that you removed the old fawcet from, and just tighten enough to position the valve handle where you want it, if you happen to go to far and it gets tight before you have got the handle positioned correctly, then you are screwed and will have to retape and put it back in and stop before you get to that spot again.

    Bumguns are no problem, just replace hose and all, and new rubber washers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    Just through normal use, 3 taps are now spurting water out of cracks in what I presume are seams.
    How about some pictures so we know what we are talking about.

    Replacing taps is easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Replacing taps is easy
    but replacing sh1te plastic pipes in walls is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    and new rubber washers.
    Always use new washers

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    OK, cheers, guys. Thought it might not be so easy as just fixing them.

    Is this your way of advertising for a FB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    The house I'm in now is quite nice, but the plumbing fixtures are crap. Just through normal use, 3 taps are now spurting water out of cracks in what I presume are seams. Have told the landlord, but of course, nowt's happened.

    I know nothing about DIY or home maintenance, but is there an easy way to seal off the cracks? What do I use? Can it be readily bought? Or do I need to pay for someone to come in & replace the taps?
    all the plumbing fitting are cheap and nasty. as your l/lord aint interested i'd just make sure the tap is absolutely dry then wrap electricians tape around the tap stretch it slightly as you apply and apply with a 50% overlap it will do the job and its all i would do if the l/lord is a cheap skate. bit like bandaging it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    every worker in Thaland is shit, they have no pride in their work nor no honor in their miserable lives and none will do a decent job of anything, they even do a sloppy job of getting drunk the worthless bastards.
    Had to agree with that, until last week, the guys from Samsung came to fix my fridge (Samsung model). The guys were absolutely top people, OK, they also charged for, which in this case didn't mind as they real were top guys!
    (I have no relations with Samsung other then being today a happy customer).

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    gosh Matsalleh, BG said every worker is shit

    in addition,I know several who have done work for me who are excellent

    but no, every worker in Thailand is shit, so how can this be?

    what a conundrum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Is this your way of advertising for a FB!
    Hey! Did I say anyone had to sleep with me???

    Nope.

    But I really do need to get someone in to sort out those taps. The force from one is greater out of the crack than out of the tap end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob
    all the plumbing fitting are cheap and nasty. as your l/lord aint interested i'd just make sure the tap is absolutely dry then wrap electricians tape around the tap stretch it slightly as you apply and apply with a 50% overlap it will do the job and its all i would do if the l/lord is a cheap skate. bit like bandaging it.
    Funnily enough I have the tape (bought for a dog chewed hose), but that wouldn't last two minutes, would it?

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    Have you got cracked pipes or cracked taps ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    The force from one is greater out of the crack than out of the tap end.
    I used to know a woman like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Have you got cracked pipes or cracked taps ?
    Taps. Hope to hell there's nothing wrong with the pipes...

    ^Not gonna comment on that one, DrA ( )

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    better n ot NR

    I have to admit I have never, ever, seen a cracked tap!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    I have to admit I have never, ever, seen a cracked tap!!
    Neither have I.

    Just had a thought.
    I have seen cracked valves

    NR, are they turned on with a lever ?



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    Funny thing with those bum guns, I had a cheap one which lasted years but replaced it with a flash one (Karat) and it was rubbish, the hose was all stiff and it started to leak almost straight away from the end so not fixable so i bought a cheap one again and no worries.
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