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Old dripping tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Newby2, 6 Jul 2019.

  1. Newby2

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    hi
    I have an old style tap that has started dripping. I couldn’t find any video showing how to take top of the tap off and change the washer. Any advice or link to a video on how to get to the washer would be appreciated.
     

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  2. Burnerman

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    In the absence of any screws, I’d guess the plastic top will just pull off.....if you have the grip! Its probably pushed onto a spline.
    Underneath will reveal the tap insert.
    John :)
     
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    It might unscrew?
     
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    There is no screw. Shall I just try to pull top off?
     
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    It worked. Thanks!
     
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    I’d try careful leverage with a broad bladed screwdriver, but be aware the plastic may well be brittle by now and could chip...if it doesnt want to budge then its time to think again.
    Always a bit of a gamble!
    John :)
     
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    Too late! :D
    J :)
     
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