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Bathroom Mixer tap handle, worn-out splines

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by NeoL, 13 Jan 2020.

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    I've got an a bath tap mixer handle that has gone loose. Unfortunately the supplier does not keep stock and I want to avoid changing the otherwise perfectly functioning mixer. Any suggestions as to how i could fix it?

    The teeth have gone and it won't grasp. IMG-9e4ff73baf137f49dbc32921738d1f4d-V.jpg IMG_20200104_200117.jpg IMG_20200104_200130.jpg
     
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    Some more photos IMG_20200113_204959__01.jpg IMG_20200113_205153.jpg IMG_20200113_204929.jpg IMG_20200113_204708.jpg
     
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    BUY A NEW TAP.

    Andy
     
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    Bore/drill out to clear any corrosion on handle, lightly oil/grease spindle. Epoxy putty of whatever brand you choose to fill tap void, then press on and allow to set. There are other alternatives, but all depend on capabilities and tools available.
     
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    Two options amongst the others:

    1. Drill and tap another grub screw into the lever to tighten it onto the valve splines.

    2. Cover the splines on the valve with cling film, use the other lever that presumably still has intact splines to push the cling film into the splines, then put epoxy into the recess where the splines are worn and put the lever back into position. The cling film is design to stop the epoxy sticking to the valve splines so that you can still remove the lever at a later date, should you need to.
     
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