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  1. Davex#1

    Davex#1 New Member

    Hi,

    I've had a new bathroom installed and all is well apart from very wobbly fittings. I've got a Victorian style shower, with an exposed temperature adjuster/water tap, there is a centimetre gap all around the bit that turns. I also have freestanding mixer tap, which moves a great deal more than I expect.
    Is this normal? I'm worried if I don't sort it now I'll have problems in the future.
    Could anyone tell me the correct terms, so I don't feel such a dope when I'm talking to the plumber (he's not a patient man).
    Thank you!
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Any chance of a few pics of the shower etc please?
     
  3. Davex#1

    Davex#1 New Member

    Thanks for replying, hope these help.

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  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That's great any chance of a few of the free standing tap ?

    That gap is quite common but most are less than that so you don't notice them I would put it down to a cheap unit
     
  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Some call the tap legs pillars or columns or stands. Can you take a picture of how they are secured to the floor also please.
     
  6. Davex#1

    Davex#1 New Member

    Really? They charged us a fortune! Is there anything that can be done do you think?

    I can't get to get a photo of where the tap is fixed to the floor but it's just the actual tap that's wobbly, and the little cap comes loose. I suspect it's the same problem with quality.
     
  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    If it's an expensive tap it will be branded if it's cheap it won't by the looks I can't see anything

    And no sorry to say Unless the cover / shrouded part moves / screws in ?
     
  8. Davex#1

    Davex#1 New Member

    IMG_20170906_203935281.jpg this is the tap The little caps keep coming loose and they just don't feel solid. Perhaps I'm expecting too much?
     
  9. Davex#1

    Davex#1 New Member

    Oh well, at least I know. Is there anything I should look out for in terms of ongoing maintenance? Or am I being over cautious?

    Thanks again for your help, it's really appreciated.
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would get the company back to installed them and ask them but I think it's down to cheap fittings

    If you don't mind how much did the taps cost ?
     
  11. Davex#1

    Davex#1 New Member

    I've not got the breakdown of everything with me I'm afraid. Perhaps they compromised on these to stay within our budget. They are coming back, so at least I know what to say to them now.
     
  12. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Looks like Hudson reed. Top quality stuff.
     
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  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Surely the gap isn't supposed to be there ?
     
  14. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Surely wrong fitted
     
  15. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    If they are Hudson they come preassembled so don't know
     
  16. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    They are indeed Hudson Reed they have a 20 year warranty on their products so not cheap import fittings i would contact their customer service department and voice your conserns . regards Kop

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  17. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry Davex I was wrong might be worth giving hidson reed a call

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  18. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Am I missing something? These don't look anything like the op's bath taps??
     
  19. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry Harvest couldnt find a exact match bit early when i checked nearest i can find so maybe they are by a different manufacturer . cheers kop

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  20. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No worries mate. Just thought I was
    hallucinating:p:p:p:p:p
     
  21. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    The manufactures picture also has a gap
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