Westy tap repair

I’d had a problem with the tap since i bought the van. The first issue was regarding the tap not turning on. I looked into buying the parts to fix it, but all based on advice i chose to check the adjustment on the micro switch underneath the sink. That worked so I was more than happy πŸ™‚ . The micro switch basically supplied power to the pump in the water tank and forced it up through the tap, so it wasn’t really a problem with the tap itself, Β but deffo the reason it wasn’t working πŸ™‚20141013_174632

Once I got the tap working i found that it was leaking. On inspection it was a split in the moldings. Again this was most likely to do with age than anything else. I checked the price on Gunzi and was happy to buy new. However, the postage was almost as much as the cost of the new tap. So i decided to attempt a repair. First I used a soldering iron to melt the plastics together:

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Then i added a bit of an insurance policy…JBWeld epoxy resin πŸ˜‰

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Suffice to say it’s not leaked since πŸ™‚

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