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Cannot open the tap head top cap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Paul101, 9 Aug 2021.

  1. Paul101

    Paul101

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    Hi,
    I have an old tap on the bath. Please see the attached image.

    Recently the water pressure is very low and flow is very slow.

    I cleaned the aerator. It is clean.

    The next step is to check the washer in the cartridge.

    But, I cannot open the top cap of the tap.

    How do I remove the tap cap. Please see the attached images.

    I am not a plumber. Can anyone please help me?
    Thanks
     

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  3. just pumps

    just pumps

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    Unscrew the dome cap above the coloured grip section.
     
  4. Paul101

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    Is that golden part a screw? It is used to turn on the tap. If I turn it will just open the water.
     
  5. just pumps

    just pumps

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    THE DOME CAP ABOVE THE COLOURED PART!
     
  6. Paul101

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    It is not turning at all. I thought it is not removable.
     
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    Pour boiling hot water over the dome and wearing rubber gloves gives a better grip.
     
  8. MickyP10

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    Rubber gloves seconded! Just the dome bit unscrews.
     
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