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Post  bazzer on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 4:23 pm

Hi,
Can anyone give me advice on getting the water level taps on the tender to seal. I have tried lapping them in as Steve suggests in the instructions, but to no avail.

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Post  Steve Traill on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 6:47 pm

I just used T cut or any brass polish to lap them in once they were a reasonable fit with the hole in the middle. I found watching telly whilst I was doing it helped as it is terminally boring twisting it back & forth a million times!
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Post  lynnr on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 7:03 pm

Mine were too oval to be used at all.
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Post  Steve Traill on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 11:17 pm

Mine were a bit, just squeezed them in the vice 'till they looked round & carried on. The metal is quite soft & I reasoned that they were round when they were cut so had to have gone oval afterwards.
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Post  bazzer on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 7:02 am

Thanks guys, will try the vice trick.

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Post  Bryanh9904 on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 4:47 pm

Hi guys,
Iíve got 2 new taps but they donít seal, Iíve tried using lapping paste and brassy but still leak.
Any suggestions would be good. Or do I need another new tap?

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Post  bazzer on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 9:10 pm

I gave up in the end and just blocked them so they didn't leak, then installed a level indicator on the man stand.

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Post  LiveSteam on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 10:13 pm

Bryanh9904 wrote:Hi guys,
Iíve got 2 new taps but they donít seal, Iíve tried using lapping paste and brassy but still leak.
Any suggestions would be good. Or do I need another new tap?

I keep meaning to do what I've seen others do which is fit two right angled fittings and put a bit of clear pipe between them so I know how much water is in the tender.

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