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Discuss Kitchen mixer tap - how to expose headgear nut? in the Valves & Taps area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Kubla Khan

    Kubla Khan New Member

    Hi everyone.
    Hoping someone might be able to help me out with a quick query.

    I've got a dripping kitchen mixer tap - which drips only when the hot water is switched on.

    I'm presuming it just needs a new washer, but I'm unable to access the headgear nut. I've removed the cap from the tap, but I'm then presented with what's in the pictures below. The tap itself feels like it is still fixed on with a (loose-ish) screw.

    Can anyone help me out with advice on how to remove this tap? Thanks in advance. IMG_20160830_222854.jpg
  2. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Looks like a bit of brute force needed. It will come off .
  3. Kubla Khan

    Kubla Khan New Member

    You think just lever it off?
  4. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

  5. Kubla Khan

    Kubla Khan New Member

    Will give it a crack in the morning :)
  6. Kubla Khan

    Kubla Khan New Member

    Sorted. :) Didn't feel like it was going to shift, but then it did. Cheers!