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How to dismantle a water tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by juco, 19 Oct 2006.

  1. juco

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    I am trying to dismantle a sink tap and have got as far as taking the tap`cover` off but not quite sure where to go from there, I have tried a wrench on the brass part but doesnt seem to move so dont want to force it. I have added pics below to help.....thanks

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  2. HarrogateGas

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    Put a bit more effort into the wrenching of the brass part.......you on the right lines.
     
  3. JohnD

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    When you say "dismantle" what do you want to do? Take it off so you can fit a new tap (use the nut underneath), or open it up to fit a new washer or something (use the top nut)?
     
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    Apply heat with a blowtorch (gently) & these will be removable, if your doing the cold tap make sure you turn off mains :eek: if doing hot tap make sure you empty hot water cylinder by opening all hot taps first, (if you have a combi do same anyway) you can buy tap revivers whereby you just get rid of your c*rap tap handles & fit new ones without the need for a robbing plumber ;) Like me :eek:
     
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    You have got the right nut try holding the tap against you with a shifter or you may crack the basin
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I want to dismantle and clean it as it requires a heavy hand hand to stop it dripping, it may need a new washer. So not looking to replace the taps (hopefully)

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    NEW HEADS FIFTEEN QUID TIGHT ASS!!!!
     

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