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  1. Steveuk

    Steveuk New Member

    Hi again. I have just bought a new mixer tap and I have an issue turning it off. Every time I turn it off, I either get a dribble of water until the tap tube is empty, or it stops as it should but then any knock or movement of the tap then means that remaining water in the tap dribbles out.

    It looks to me like when the water gets turned off, the water stays in the tap tube and forms an airtight seal of water at the very end exit point of the tap. Then any knock shifts it and allows air in, braking the seal/vacuum and spills the water out.

    Is there any any solution to this? A couple of friends have said they have heard of this before but don't know the answer. It's very annoying.

    This is the tap

  2. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    That design of a spout will probably always dribble. The top of spout is a long horizontal run and water will exit that when the vertical drop is disturbed.
    Only thing that would help really well would be an airator on end of spout, but that design of rectangular spout would probably not have possibility of one.
    You could try contacting manufacturer
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
  3. Steveuk

    Steveuk New Member

    Thanks Forbes your suggestion. I did contact him previously and he just pretty much said it isn't a fault with it so get on with it. Lol. I will try and find an airater as it does splash a bit too. Thanks.
  4. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Airator helps the left over water to hold in the spout. That tap is special though.
  5. lame plumber

    lame plumber Guest

    daft designs always dribble
  6. Plumbstar Tom

    Plumbstar Tom Well-Known Member

    you can get rectangular aerators but they are not too common so sizes and availability are quite restrictive
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