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Can’t remove a very old kitchen tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Jupiter01, 6 May 2019.

  1. Jupiter01

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    I'm struggling to remove this tap as I need to replace it. The nut underneath is rusted and almost like wood. It does not allow the screw to grip and make any turns. I’ve also tried swivelling the tap from the top.

    Any suggestions please?
     
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    If you can remove the pipework going to the bottom of the tap......
    Could you get a box spanner or deep drive socket onto the back nut?
    A pic could help!
    John :)
     
  3. Jupiter01

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    Thanks John. Sorry was meant to attach pics with original post.
     

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    You might be able to snap it #rough :D
     
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    Yup grab the nut with mole grips wriggle from side to side it'll snap off.Bob
     
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    Update: the tap wrench did not work as the fitting had deteriorated and would not allow the socket to slip on. The yanking off was not fruitful either as the tap bolt was blowed towards the tap pipes. I ended up using the angle grinder to cut the copper pipes. I then wriggled the tap to loosen it slightly. This allowed me to lift it slightly from the top of the sink. This opening allowed me to run the grinder across the top of the tap too. This then released everything and allowed me to fit the new tap
     
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    Nice one they can be sods to get out sometimes glad you did it.Bob
     
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    Whole shooting match looks knackered to me, I'd have probably hit it with a large hammer!
     
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