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    Default Looking for correct size tool, box spanner or similar

    Would like a box spanner or similar to help tighten the locking nuts on a replacement sink tap ( has one vertical lock nut over a central cylinder plus for a click clack waste locking nut.

    I realise these aren't meant to be hardened down, just saves my fingers and will allow me to nip it up firmly.

    I have researched and found mention of BSP thread sizes, but not the size across flats of the lock screws


    Also, I see on American sits a tool to prevent the sink plug rotating, when tightening the lock nut....using plumbers mait


    thanks

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    Default Re: Looking for correct size tool, box spanner or similar

    Hello and welcome! If you own, or can borrow a socket set you could try to see which size socket is perfect fit, so to know what spanner needed. A standard deep socket will often do for some taps. There are box spanner sets available for taps from Europe usually about 3 double ended (6 sizes) box spanners in metric. Rothenberger is one set, if that's what you need, but if you are in USA your taps might be totally different and perhaps even good old imperial nut size

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