flexible pipe connection

flexible connector

flexible connector, 1
1. A nonmetallic airtight connection in ductwork, between a fan and a duct or between ducts, to prevent the transmission of vibration along the duct.
2. In a piping system, a connector, usually fabricated of a combination of metallic mesh and a nonmetallic material; used to minimize the transmission of vibration along the piping system (as between pipes or between a pipe and a pump, etc.) or to reduce pipe misalignment.
3. An electric connection that permits the contraction, expansion, or relative motion between connected parts of rotating machinery.
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It doesn't necessarily mean the tap is leaking, because there's probably a flexible pipe connection to the tap from the 15mm water pipe.
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