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Accessing O rings on Tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by caveman2, 31 Oct 2010.

  1. caveman2

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    Unfortunately I do not know the name of the tap. It came as a package with a carron sink.
    I have purchased a variety of 4 different pairs of O rings to cre the leak but cannot acces the rings.
    From all the literature and videos I have seen it should be a simple matter of lifting the chrome spout assembly off the brass boss. However try as I may it woill not raise ie. come apart.
    I have attached jpeg of stripped tap. Would somebody please tell me if there is a different way to access said O rings or am I too weak. Should I unfit the tap and take it to a workbench, help please.
     
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    Its a ceramic disc tap so you have to replace the whole cartridge if you do not know the name of the taps this will be impossible I would just opt for new tap Imho
     
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    The leak is from worn O rings where the spout sits around the brass boss.
     
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    To access to "o" ring between brass body and spout, you will need to remove the whole tap from sink and there is a bottom brass ring below the base of spout unscrew that and the spout will come out.

    It would be best to replace tap.

    Dan.
     
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