1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Kitchen mixer tap (dripping)... tap head won't come off!!!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by DTT, 14 Aug 2020.

  1. DTT

    DTT

    Joined:
    10 Aug 2020
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hello,

    Am trying to stop a dripping tap but even with the screw holding the tap head in place removed + applying significant elbow grease the tap head will not come off, I cannot whack it or get too aggresive with it as the mixer as a whole is a cheap bit of kit that will not withstand any more force than what I've attempted, also the shape of the tap head won't allow a decent grip with a wrench to try and prise it off.

    Please see attached photo, any suggestions as to how to get the head off so that a new washer can replace the worn out one?

    Thanks
     

    Attached Files:

    • tap.jpg
      tap.jpg
      File size:
      210.8 KB
      Views:
      92
  2. terryplumb

    terryplumb

    Joined:
    8 May 2017
    Messages:
    5,597
    Thanks Received:
    1,131
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Try pouring boiling hot water over the handle ,the heat may expand it enough to free it up.
    Are they quarter turn ,or screw down type ?
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. DTT

    DTT

    Joined:
    10 Aug 2020
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hello,

    they're 1/4 turn, it's quite a flimsy bit of kit so your suggestion may be the only way to get the tap head off without causing irreparable damage,

    thanks.
     
  5. dilalio

    dilalio

    Joined:
    20 Mar 2009
    Messages:
    7,176
    Thanks Received:
    1,106
    Location:
    Potters Bar
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Get a new tap. Not worth the faffing.
     
  6. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  7. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page