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What tool to remove this wall mount bath filler?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by trickadero, 15 Mar 2021.

  1. trickadero

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    Hi all,

    Trying to remove this bath filler so I can provide additional support as it's twisting on the wall.

    Callipers say it's 27mm, but I can't find a box spanner/socket with thin enough walls to fit without fowling the body.

    Is there a tool I'm not aware of?

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  3. dilalio

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    Pretty sure that chrome shroud comes off.
     
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    The shroud doesn't appear to be removeable, looks to be all one piece?
     
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    1. If the shroud doesn't come off, you'll need a box spanner of the correct across the flats size.
    2. To measure it I'd:
    2a. Measure the internal diameter of the round housing.
    2b. Use something like drill bits (shank end) to gauge the distance from the centre of a flat to the inside diameter of the housing.
    2c. AF dimension = (inside diameter - (2 x drill size))
    3. Make sure the water is off before you loosen it! (Hot and cold).
    4. Perhaps you could post a side view of the shroud?
     
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    Then remove the one piece cover. It went on so it will come off.
     
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  8. trickadero

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    Thanks, a couple of photos from the side attached.

    I suppose the shroud could come off as one piece, but if it does it isn't coming off easily and I don't want to apply too much force in case it doesn't and I damage it. There's no other fixings I can see other than the nut originally shown.

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  10. trickadero

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    I've looked at fitting instructions for similar taps, but none of them marry up to this one. The spout doesn't unscrew and there's no grub screw securing it. It seems to me the only way the cover can be held in place is via the brass nut in the first picture.

    I think it's just a case of finding a 27mm box spanner with a thinner wall than the one I've got (which is close, but not close enough).
     
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