My Franke Corinthian Tap is leaking – how do I fix it ?

Triflow Corinthian Tap from Franke

Franke Triflow Corinthian Tap – Discontinued Spring 2011

Franke Filterflow Corinthian Tap

Franke Filterflow Corinthian Tap

If your Corinthian Tap is dripping from the Spout then you need to replace the valves.

Your Corinthian Triflow or Filterflow tap takes 3 valves (1 hot and 2 cold).
If your Corinthian Tap is leaking from the Hot side then usually replacing the hot valve will solve this. It is a little bit trickier if your Corinthian Tap is dripping from the cold side – which is dripping – filtered cold or mains cold or both ?

  1. If you don’t know whether is is the Mains Cold OR Filtered Cold valve that needs replacing (or both?) you could buy 2 cold, try one (same one) in mains first and if still dripping then switch the new valve into the filtered side and if still dripping then chances are both mains and filtered are dripping (reason why I am advising to try the ONE new valve in both mains and filtered is because once you fit one of our valves then you cannot return it – whereas you can return any unused valve for a refund).
  2. The other issue is for you to establish is whether or not you have the triflow version or the filter flow version of this tap as both look identical.

* A CLUE is to see what is stamped on the valve – if SMR or San Marco then you have the filter flow version.
* Height of the nut – if you measure the height of the nut (below the splines) – if it is 5mm then you have the TRIFLOW version, if it is 8mm then you have the FILTER FLOW version

Corinthian Triflow or Filterflow Valve

Corinthian “Triflow” Valve or “Filterflow” Valve?
Check the picture and compare these and the measurements listed below of each valve to your own valve before ordering. (In this picture the ‘Triflow valve, shown with and without the white vernier cover, is on the left in both images, and the Filterflow Valve is on the right of both images.)

The triflow version was discontinued spring 2011.


Franke Corinthian Triflow FR9145 / FR9146

Overall Height: 53mm
Nut Height: 5mm
Diameter at thread: 21mm
No of Splines (teeth at top): 20
Height of Splines: 12mm

Franke Corinthian Filterflow 1212R

Brass Valve with ceramic discs.
Measurements: Height 50mm
Diameter at thread 21mm
Splines 20
Nut Height 8mm
If your own Corinthian FilterFlow (not Triflow) Valve has 28 splines, please check this valve here.


Again the same cold is used in both i.e… 1212R-C is used in the mains cold and another 1212R-C is used in the filtered cold.


If your tap is dripping where the spout meets the base then you need to replace the O Ring Kit

Use the information above to see which Tap it is.


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