Remove tap top

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  1. norbellini

    norbellini

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    I have removed the cold water tap cover to put new washer on IMG_20211002_174941.jpg but i cant shift the hot I am frightened of smashing it Any advise please
     
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    I'd say you have 2 chances, either it'll come off with loads of wriggling/pulling , or it won't; if it doesn't, then bin it and get a replacement.
     
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    Get a piece of wood about 15 to 18mm thick by say 60mm wide and 200mm long. Cut a slot in it long enough and wide enough to fit over the discharge nozzle. You then use this as a "spanner" to apply a reaction force when you try and unscrew the tap body. Been there, done it and got the T-shirt. Tap Spanner.jpg
     
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