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Tightening kitchen mixer tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by NigelCollins, 29 May 2017.

  1. NigelCollins

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    I am trying to tighten a B&Q monobloc tap fitted about 3 or 4 years ago. Its not the usual arrangement where you can just tighten a locking nut over a securing plate but has a nut built into the securing plate meaning that you turn the whole thing - but obviously you cant do that with the flexible tap connectors in place.

    See attached picture

    Unfortunately instructions are missing and I cant figure out how to either tighten or remove the tap. Can anyone help please?
     

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  3. terryplumb

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    looks like someone has cobbled something together there ,can you take pic of the other side ,where tails meet tap. and is there a slot for screwdriver in the bottom of the threaded rod in your photo ?
     
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    Looks like a Bristan. If so, the nut is tightened from the top, using a very long allen key. Go carefully, I can't remember whether they are normal or left handed threads, but I think normal.
     
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    IMG_3010.JPG IMG_3011.JPG Thanks for responses - see photos as requested - nowhere for screwdriver to adjust threaded rod.
     
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    Good luck with that one, it's looks like a toggle fitting.

    I would advise a new tap.

    Andy
     
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    If you can, put up some pictures of the top of the tap, particularly the back. There should be a way of accessing the other end of the threaded rod (allen key, screwdriver slot) to enable it to be tightened into the toggle nut. On the Bristan basin taps, access is through the hole for the push up waste rod, so look for something similar.
     
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  9. That looks very bad,looks like one side of the clamp is damaging a flexi tube so be careful when tightening. Hope the water damage on the flexi pipes is water from above,if not change the lot,asap.
     
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  10. jono_h

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    As Old & Rules say, it's a 'simplefit' tap. You tighten the clamp from the top, once you've taken the tap body off.
     
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