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Replacing O Rings in Franke Pilatus Kitchen mixer

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by john2345, 28 Mar 2009.

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    I have a Franke Pilatus tap - the spout is very "stiff and sticky" when I try to rotate it, and according to the supplier I need to repalce two "O" Rings on which the spout rotates.

    I know how to remove the top part of the tap (ie the nut that holds the valve assembly in place), having done this job before. But I can't quite see how to remove the spout - before I get going and make a complete mess of the tap, does anyone know what holds the spout in place? I have studied the Franke diagrams till I'm blue in the face but I can't see how the spout is held in place.

    I haven't explained this very well, but hopefully someone who has dis-assembled a Franke PIlatus may know what I'm ttrying to say!

    J
     
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    Without looking at that specfic tap, is there a little nut on the back of the spout?

    Some taps need to be pointing in a certain direction to come off, like turn the spout to the left, so it is 90degrees from where you are standing and pull.
     
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    methinks the top will unscrew use a strap wrench :idea:
     
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    Yes, I'll have a go at taking it apart and see how it goes! Thanks to all for replies. J
     
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    How did it go? We have one and the tap is really stiff, either u get really hot water, or really cold - its impossible to get the temp u want. Anyone got a suggestions please?

    ta - andropopoff
     
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    [/quote]

    How did it go? We have one and the tap is really stiff, either u get really hot water, or really cold - its impossible to get the temp u want. Anyone got a suggestions please?

    ta - andropopoff[/quote]

    I'm ashamed to say that I haven't got round to doing it yet - though I think I can see how to get it apart (and back together).

    I'm actually thinking of changing the tap for a simpler one - with separate H&C controls.

    J
     
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