Leaky tap

Postby beer buddah » Tue Aug 29, 2017 15:53

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I bought 3 of these from local homebrewshop im sure they are in many. Anyways installed 1 on each fast fermenter and all 3 leak now after 3-4 cleans (batches). So unless someone has noticed anything positive i'd avoid them.

Also if anyone can recommend a replacement tap that would be super.
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Re: Leaky tap

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 17:29

Do they lean from the tap or from the threads? If the latter, try some PTFE tape on the threads.
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Re: Leaky tap

Postby beer buddah » Tue Aug 29, 2017 17:59

Nah its the sealing faces of the valve. Surfaces are hard plastic so not very forgiving. I havent cleaned them in boiling water either so not that I warped the plastic.
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Re: Leaky tap

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 20:37

beer buddah wrote:Nah its the sealing faces of the valve. Surfaces are hard plastic so not very forgiving. I havent cleaned them in boiling water either so not that I warped the plastic.


Ah bugger! Not a quick fix then.
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Re: Leaky tap

Postby beer buddah » Tue Aug 29, 2017 21:08

I don't they are we be any use on m fermenters. Just heads up I guess to save others wasting there hard earned cash.
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Re: Leaky tap

Postby Rolfster » Tue Aug 29, 2017 22:15

I have no experience of this but have seen other people saying that using silicon baking sheets to make your own washers to help prevent leaks.... would it be worth trying?
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Re: Leaky tap

Postby vacant » Wed Aug 30, 2017 08:38

Rolfster wrote:using silicon baking sheets to make your own washers to help prevent leaks.... would it be worth trying?

Nope, these drip from the tap, not the thread :(

I remember having one of those taps and it leaked in exactly the same place. Over the years I have acquired a couple of these, they both still work perfectly making easy seals and no dripping from the tap.

I just chucked mine out. It's a tap, it should just work.
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Re: Leaky tap

Postby beer buddah » Thu Aug 31, 2017 05:11

Sound vacant i shall replace with your option.

Rolfster its not leaking from the thread.
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