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  1. David Hardcastle

    David Hardcastle New Member

    Hello everyone,

    I want to change my very old and worn monobloc tap. However, the hot and cold copper water pipes that go into it from the underside seem to be ‘bedded’ in by some kind of adhesive cement/ compound.

    There is no visible sign of a retaining nut to undo so that the tap can be removed. I don’t know what to do now – only thing I can think to do is to try and twist the tap out – though I’m afraid I might damaged the sink. If anyone has an idea what to do, it would be appreciated. Many thanks.
     
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Can you take a photo of underneath the tap?
     
  3. David Hardcastle

    David Hardcastle New Member

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  4. David Hardcastle

    David Hardcastle New Member

  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    The locking nut will be there, but it looks like it is behind the wooden back panel. The tap was probably been fitted to the sink before the sink was fitted to the units. Make a slightly bigger hole and have a look.
     
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  6. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    You need to enlarge the hole below the tap or remove the complete basin
     
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  7. David Hardcastle

    David Hardcastle New Member

    Thanks for the replies, will do as you both suggested.
     
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