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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-12-2021, 15:09 Thread Starter
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Will this work?

I am going to replace the awful draining taps on the Navajo, the new taps have a thread and its to go into plastic pipe & its a bit too big.

If I wind PTFE around the thread, put the end of the plastic pipe in very hot water for a minute and then push the tap on, will it work?

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I can't enlarge the photo but it looks as if the 2 are actually the same diameter. Could be difficult to get the insert started.

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How is the existing drain tap connected to the Navajo Jan? Dare I ask for a close up picture in focus please.
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[overQUOTE=Drew;3199175]How is the existing drain tap connected to the Navajo Jan? Dare I ask for a close up picture in focus please.[/QUOTE]

That picture is in focus Drew.

Here is the way it is the tap fits outside the pipe, this tap is just a wee bit too big to go inside the pipe.
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Doubt that a push fit will be a success.

If the internal diameter of the heated pipe allows, try turning the tap into it to cut internal threads. If that works simply unscrew it and then apply a few turns of ptfe tape.

If all fails get a handyman/plumber to sort it.

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Have a look through the toolboxes in the workshop and see if you have a 3/4" b.s.p. tap, if you have try the warming up idea and turn the tap into the plastic pipe (turning clockwise).
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One of these should fit the pipe to allow your tap to screw on to it..

As Terry has suggested ask your local DIY man to check Jan, should be a ten minute job.
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From your picture Jan the pipe looks like a standard 18mm (¾) fitting.

Without knowing your pipe size it is difficult to advise you what to do, however the tap you have bought should be ideal according to the sizes in the picture of the tap.
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Chris says you could go to a plumber's merchant with both bits and ask them for the brass fitting that Drew has shown that fits your two items. Tell them what you want it for and they will probably do it for you
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