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pathetic DIYer can't fix tap!!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by torpor, 5 Mar 2014.

  1. torpor

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    I have a dripping tap. I successfully remove outer casing etc to expose brass fixture. I can't for the life of me get that to move in either direction. Clockwise or anti clockwise. Is it because I am weak and pitiful? Should it move easily or should I get a stronger friend or wife to do it. Or a plumber??
    advice please.
     
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    If you have exposed a brass insert with a hexagon to turn, then get a bigger spanner and turn anti clockwise.
    Your biggest issue - if its a monoblock tap or a single unit - is stopping it spinning on the basin......avoid that or it may leak below.
    John :)
     
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    Fingers crossed then. Thanks for the speedy help. Cheers
     
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    Turn off the water first.
     
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    If it's in a basin (or any chinaware fitting) then be careful you don't crack the said fitting..... :eek:
     
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    Well...I hadn't thought of that one, but thanks thats great advice!
     
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