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Access to washer

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by DIYDave8814, 31 Dec 2020.

  1. DIYDave8814

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    Hi, Sorry, bit of a dumb one. Please see the pic... Anyone know how I get access to the washer without destroying the tap (washer has perished)! Thought first part would be to remove what looks like a cap on top of the tap but that doesn't seem to budge when i get a knife blade behind it. Any help much appreciated.. Cheers
     

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  3. John the plumber

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    Does the cap not unscrew? Might be wedded on with grime so be a bit stiff to unscrew,hold the body of the tap head with grips (use cloth so you don’t damage the tap ) then unscrew cap with another pair of grips
     
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    Remove one or all of the four handles to reveal grubscrew(s) to release the top.
     
  5. DIYDave8814

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    Thanks... cap off it was the screw type... My problems not over though... Please see the pic... Any idea how i expose the tap cylinder? Cheers
     

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    You need to push up the chrome cover from the bottom .Use a bit of wood to lever it up .
     
  7. DIYDave8814

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    So the chrome cover should just lift off if i put a bit of upwards pressure where the join is?
     
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    I suspect it screws off. Anticlockwise.
     
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    Lift up or unscrew.
     
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    There are two styles of cover, one simply pushes in place, the other screws down. The former should just pull up and away, if not use a bit of wood as a lever. The latter type probably needs a good grip on it to get it turning - a rubber strap wrench will help with that. At a pinch I have doubled up strong string, winding the open end round it first, then put a screwdriver as a lever through the loop. The more you pull, the tighter it should grip, if you have wound the string on properly.
     
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    Thanks all! Got it off and repaired tap. What did we ever do before the internet. Cheers
     
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    called us plumbers ... ;)
     
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  14. DIYDave8814

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    Oh yeah :) I'm sure there is still plenty of work for plumbers!
     
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