Looking for something to do a quick repair on my bathroom tap. Its a new tap only 6 months old so strictly speaking I should go back to the manufacturer but we are selling the house now (we should exchange this week) so I don't have time. However I do feel duty-bound to do some kind of fix before we go.
Its one of those modern cylindrical-style basin mixer taps - its NOT from Wickes but this link to their site shows something almost identical:
The problem is that the handle/lever at the top screws into a threaded hole in the top of the tap, and for some reason this thread has worn away and the lever no longer stays in the hole. As I say this certainly indicates to me that the unit is faulty but I don't have time to arrange replacement. (It still works but its not easy to turn on and off or change temp, particularly with wet/soapy hands!)
However I am really struggling to find a solid, non-flexible, waterproof adhesive to re-attach the lever to the tap head:
Tried super-glue and was not surprised to find it didn't work -it actually says don't use in damp areas!
Also tried Bostik Evo-Stik Liquid metal - this is waterproof but provides a flexible bond which is no good - I need a hard bond with zero movement in the joint otherwise the handle is useless.
ANY advice on this much appreciated - I don't want to leave our housebuyers in the lurch on this one, but I also don't want to raise it as an issue with exchange & completion so nearly upon us - for reasons to long & complicated to explain now any delay whatsoever would be catastrophic for us