loose tap

15 Jun 2004
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United Kingdom
I have fitted a monobloc tap to a ceramic sink before fitting it into the worktop, the tap body has now worked loose due to the sideways movement of the spout when moving it from bowl to bowl. it is impossible to fit a tool onto the nut and turn it due to the hot and cold pipe and the edge of sink. How do i tighten it and is there a special tool like a pipe spanner?:(
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I think you may have to remove the H + C pipes from the tap block, retighten tap to sink and replace pipes.
Thanks for the confirmation keyplayer, i suspected that may have been the answer, just looking for a quick fix and hoped it wasn't. I am going to try to fashion a tool from a old socket brazed onto a bit of pipe as i think it may fit, just incase it works loose again. Is it recommended to bed the tap body onto some silicone to reduce the sidways movement and is the nut a standard size, if so what is it?
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Before you butcher a socket - you can get extended box spanners to do exactly this job....

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