loose tap cover


Postby stronach » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:49 pm

I have a bathroom hot tap with a sort of domed cover. It is 13 years old, the top, or whatever it is connected to underneath is loose. I cannot see how to remove it. Can anybody assist please. Thanks.
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Postby bobplum » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:47 pm

hi do you want to remove the whole tap from the bath,if so it will be secured underneath with a locking nut,dissconnect the pipe work and buy a back nut spanner to loosen nut or is it the top half of the tap you wish to remove it may help if you can supply a photo
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Postby stronach » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:13 pm

I just want to get the tap cover off to see what is loose underneath. Thanks for trying to help.
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Postby PP100 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:57 am

Apologies if you've tried this, but you should simply be able to pop off the top of the tap with a thin headed screwdriver. This should expose a screw holding the tap handle onto the body. Undo this and you should be able to get in.

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Postby htg engineer » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:31 pm

Normal ways to remove tap heads.

The caps with the letters C or H or Red or Blue covers pop off with a screwdriver and normally reveal a screw which can be undone and the tap handle/housing removed.

Older styles - the same as above but this only removes the tap handle then you can unscrew the dome that sits over the spindle by hand (or grips over a cloth).

hope this helps

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Postby stronach » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:36 pm

Thanks for all assistance, will try the suggestions.
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