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Discuss How to dismantle tap, kitchen mixer, ceramic in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. nigel dodd

    nigel dodd New Member

    I need to stop the dripping from the cold side of the unit. The tap goes from full on to off in half a turn so I assume it has a ceramic valve. Normally you prise the cap off, however there seems no gap at all and a knife will not locate a gap. Here is a photo

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Nvq4t8nJaSZqe8rf7


    Next I tried unscrewing the lever handle and the double ended threaded rod that fixes it into the moving part of the tap. Photo

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/tGvmgZEK3fbkRp4C6


    Then I tried easing off the moving part of the tap, hoping that the threaded rod that was removed was securing it. Photo

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ULeYC1dTr9TQTxX68


    That didn't work either. Can anybody help me get this tap dismantled? Thanks
     
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Grub screw underneath maybe?
     
  3. nigel dodd

    nigel dodd New Member

    That's a good idea, but I can't think where it might be. Have you seen the photos?
     
  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Possibly inside or under here?

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  5. CBW1982

    CBW1982 GSR Top Contributor!!

    I take it you don’t know the make of tap?
     
  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Good point:oops::oops:
     
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  7. nigel dodd

    nigel dodd New Member

    I will take my dentists' mirror and torch and go and have a look. Rental cottage!
     
  8. nigel dodd

    nigel dodd New Member

    No, bit of a mystery.
    Also it is installed at the back of a deep rectangular ceramic sink (forgotten what they're called) so difficult to replace.
     
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  9. CBW1982

    CBW1982 GSR Top Contributor!!

    The photo that shows the lever part removed, that @Harvest Fields@Harvest Fields has circled black, have you tried to unscrew that?
     
  10. CBW1982

    CBW1982 GSR Top Contributor!!

    Ok, worth a shot. A Belfast sink? Take a photo of whole tap, someone on here may recognise?
     
  11. nigel dodd

    nigel dodd New Member

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  12. CBW1982

    CBW1982 GSR Top Contributor!!

    I meant this bit (highlighted yellow), have you tried to unscrew this?

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  13. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Plumber Top Contributor!!

    In your first photo you are trying to prise off an end cap. There is an inner circle below where you are trying, I’m pretty sure there will be a screw under that - try using a brand new Stanley knife blade.
     
  14. snowhead

    snowhead Plumber

    Have you tried unscrewing the cap on the top that you tried to prise off?
     
  15. nigel dodd

    nigel dodd New Member

    Thanks for all the replies. I think I have found a release allen socket on the far side of the tap. Here is a photo taken through the dentists' mirror
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/3XT8cYDNjrWckgMJ8
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    in which I think I can see an allen socket. Unfortunately the smallest allen key I had with me was too big, so I need to return with a smaller one.



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