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juco

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:09 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:25 pm Reply with quote

Put a bit more effort into the wrenching of the brass part.......you on the right lines.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:34 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:40 pm Reply with quote

juco wrote:
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






Apply heat with a blowtorch (gently) & these will be removable, if your doing the cold tap make sure you turn off mains icon_eek.gif 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 icon_wink.gif Like me icon_eek.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:50 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:26 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:49 pm Reply with quote

juco wrote:
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)

juco


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