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  1. Graham2020

    Graham2020 New Member


    Just bought a new Franke valve but once I took the cover off it appears to be different to what I expected - no hex nut, just two slots. Where can I find a tool to remove the old one - looked every but can't find one plus is there a 'normal' valve underneath this? Photo attached if anyone can help please.

    Thanks all

  2. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    you could try tapping it lightly with a driver and small hammer to loosen the split nut dont go mad though, or phone franke they to see if they know of a tool
  3. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Think thats been tried looking at the burr that`s been created.
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  4. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    dont think it has but looks like that ring only holds the handle adaptor in so should not be too tight i might be wrong though.
  5. Graham2020

    Graham2020 New Member

    Have tried tapping it with a screwdriver but not moving. Not really a burr but light scrape mark!
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  6. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    looks like a call to franke for advice then
  7. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

  8. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    Pair of either good quality or £1 shop, long nose pliers and a bar/screwdriver to twist them.

    Or piece of flat bar, (or hardwood) hole in it big enough to get the spindle through and 2 nails or screws to line up with the slots.
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  9. Graham2020

    Graham2020 New Member

    Excellent idea and it's worked - thank you. It is just a cover with the valve underneath. Took me a while to sus out it was a reverse thread but all sorted now.
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  10. turnpin

    turnpin Trusted Plumber

    Thanks for letting us know how you got on ..May help someone down the line regards Turnpin:)
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  11. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

  12. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Sorry to read that Dave, hope the day went as well as these days can for you and your family.
    To answer the Q, nowt missed.
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  13. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Haven’t seen you for a while :) great you are still on here
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  14. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry to here that also mate. :( Sad times.
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  15. turnpin

    turnpin Trusted Plumber

    Hi Ron still pop in from time to time hope life's treating you well...regards Turnpin:)
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