Tails, or The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a security-focused Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at preserving privacy and anonymity. It connects to the Internet exclusively through the anonymity network Tor. The system is designed to be booted as a live DVD or live USB, and leaves no digital footprint on the machine unless explicitly told to do so. It can also be run as a virtual machine, with some additional security risks. The Tor Project provided financial support for its development in the beginnings of the project, and continues to do so alongside numerous corporate and anonymous sponsors.

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    Bristan Taps Rigid Tails Instead of Flexi

    Hi, As I need to purchase two new taps for our en suite, I've noticed that almost all taps now come with flexi tails as standard. I've read some horror stories about these bursting / leaking so would prefer rigid fixings like the existing ones they are replacing. I'm looking to purchase this...
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    Connector for tap with threaded tails. And should I seal the washer?

    Hi I'm going to be fitting a tap like this one: And just wanted to check that this is the correct part for connecting to 15mm copper pipe using compression: https://www.screwfix.com/p/flomasta-compression-straight-tap-connector-15mm-x-1-2-/58294 If not, please could someone let me know...
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    New Flexi tails leaking on monobloc tsp

    Hi I have a monobloc mixer tap which is 18mths old. a leak appeared underneath in the cupboard which looked to be coming from the flexi tail M8 end I replaced the new tails but when connecting up (hand tight)the leak is worse, is this a tail issue or could it be a cartridge perhaps, I have used...
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    Loctite 577 on radiator tails

    Fitted a towel radiator today, I ptfe taped the radiator tails, and after installation noticed the tails were leaking a tiny amount. So de-fitted, and smeared loctite 577 on the radiator tail threads. Reassembled, refitted and now wondering how long I have to wait until pressurising the system...
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    New radiator install, adding tails and on tightening, I heard a crack!

    Hi, I'm installing a new radiator and just getting round to adding the tails. The one with the heat control went on ok but the other made a single crack on tightening up the tail. Should I be less worried about this than I currenly am? I'm thinking its more likely to be the metal casing rather...
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    New Radiator Tails Rust looking Discolouration

    Hi, I had a new radiator fitted around a month back and I've noticed the joints which are sealed with Hemp (or modern equivalent / Boss White appear to be slightly discoloured / rusty. This might simply be a little seepage before the joint sealed etc as there is not weeping from the joint that...
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    Using radiator extension tails.

    Hello everybody! I need your advice regarding that solution: Distance between two radiator pipes(valves not included) 1000mm,standart sizes of radiators are 1000mm and 900mm.If i put TRV and lockshield valve, i would need smaller radiator than 1000mm(I believe old radiator was around 950-960mm...
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    Thickness of Flexible Tap Tails

    I recently purchased monoblock bath taps with shower extension. It came with 3 flexible pipes - one for the shower (approx 13mm diameter outer pipe) and two smaller ones for hot+cold approx 10mm. I noticed the flow is a bit less when it's only using hot or cold. Will it help if I replaced the...
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    What size radiator tails are these?

    Hi I live in a new build does anyone know what size radiator tails these are? And where I can get the same ones from? Thanks :)
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    Flexi tails fitting advice

    Hi guys Im replacing a set of basin taps with a v&b mixer tap. The flexi tails attached to the tap body have got some fitting ends that I've not seen before The instructions have some images of what look like push fit sockets (not supplied) I want to fit the tails to 15mm copper pipe...
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    Radiator tails

    Have a couple of rads that will get covers, so to have the trv outside the cover I bought a couple of extended rad tails, 100mm. Now they are parallel threads, is this common with all extended rad tails all I can see are parallel threads or can one buy tapered ones? If one can only get...
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    Removing siezed tails from a brass towel rail

    Hi, I am replacing an old towel rail that has started leaking with another old one the same size. The original was made of steel and has rusted through in several places so that it is weeping from several places. The replacement is made of brass so this shouldn't be an issue however I am having...
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    Tap tails keep leaking

    Hi all, Just replaced tap in kitchen as old one was leaking, previous owner had connected using copper pipe and the isolation valve for the hot is to far away to connect to flexi, I know I could add a bit of pipe and adapter but the cost of buying all the bits far exceeded just getting a long...
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    Taps Tails / Flexi's - HQ vs cheap

    Hi all, WRAS approved Tap tail's (flexi's) - how do you distinguish the high quality ones from the crap ones. What do you look for? What are the signs? Then - where can I source HQ ones? Good to be back, L.
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    Copper tap tails for monobloc

    Hi lads just a quick one, can you fit isolation valves straight onto monobloc copper tap tails. I know they are soft copper i have always soldered onto them and never used compression fittings but on this job i need to fit valves on. I may even go as far as chucking push fit iso valves if need...
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    Changing to tap that has flexible tails

    Hello, I have bought a new tap for my kitchen as the old one is leaking and not working very well even after changing the cartridge. The current tap is connected directly by copper pipes but the new tap I've got has flexible tails. My plan to change the tap is: Note which pipe is hot/cold...
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    Max distance for 10mm tails off 22mm flow and return

    I’m considering my options for moving (JG) pipework from an inaccessible place whilst the floor is up. One option might be to use 2 x JG 4-port manifolds, mounted in a much more convenient location. But, this would mean adding 2 - 3 metres to the 10mm tails (off flow and return) and i’m not sure...
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    Can the rad tails on kudox radiators go far in?

    Hi guys, I have fitted a new radiator and had a few issues working things out once I put it on the bracket. I screwed the tails in until the threads were no longer visible. The tails were too far out of the rad/too long and couldn't align the valves with the pipes. So I twisted them in further...
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    Self Sealing Rad Tails

    Just bought some lockshield valves that have self sealing tails. Is is necessary to use loctite 55 or similar on the threads or can the installed seal be trusted? Thanks
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    What is the longest flexi tails i can find

    Hi ,i moved my sink about 1meter and now i need to use longer flexi-tails. The distance now is about 2 meter for hot and for cold from boiler to the sink.The flexible pipes are short and i was looking for longer tails.The longer i can find is about 90cm i think.should i use 2 or even 3 of them...
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