Head gear won't budge


Postby Lawrence » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:23 pm

I am trying to replace a ceramic cartidge in some bathroom taps. I cannot get the head gear off. Taps are about 6 years old. Any tips on how to get them off - my presumption is they should just pull off the nylon / plastic sleeve on the cartridge head. I have tried penetrating lubricant spray to no avail

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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:07 pm

Lawrence,
Check for fixing screws on the heads, these are normally hidden under an insert or coloured disk set in the top or side of the head.
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Postby Lawrence » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:35 am

thanks Stoneboy - there's definitel no removable cap or grub screw holding the headgear on
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:27 pm

Lawrence,
You could try levering under the heads with a wide blade screwdriver, use a cloth pad to protect whatever you find to lever onto. If they do not lever off there must be a fixing screw holding them on - you've just got to find it.
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