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Discuss Another how to get the top off tap at UK Plumbers Forums; Hi all any idea how to get the cover off this tap? If it is unscrew, is it anti clockwise on both? And once I do, to stop dripping, do ...
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    Hi all any idea how to get the cover off this tap? If it is unscrew, is it anti clockwise on both?


    And once I do, to stop dripping, do I simply fit a new valve? Its a quarter turn tap s is ceramic washer I believe?

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    Default Re: Another how to get the top off tap

    The top above the Gold band unscrews.
    Anticlockwise for both taps.

    You'll have to take the ceramic cartridge out and compare on a site like this one;

    Universal Replacement Valves and Cartridges for Bathroom & Kitchen Taps

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    Default Re: Another how to get the top off tap

    It is likely that the top chrome dome just unscrews, someone mentioned a rubber glove to help help friction in another post - something I hadn't thought of before
    If the tap's been in for years it might be difficult. Yes they will screw off anti clockwise. (lefty loosy)
    Once you have access to the cartridge, take it to a plumbing merchants to get an exact replacement. Take the part of the tap that fits into the thin spline of the cartridge with you to make finding the right spline easier.
    Let us know how you get on.

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    Default Re: Another how to get the top off tap

    Darn you and your faster fingers Snowhead !

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    Darn you and your faster fingers Snowhead !
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    Default Re: Another how to get the top off tap

    Brilliant thanks all. Will dig out the marigolds.

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