[attachment=0]mon2.jpg[/attachment]I have a problem in removing the tap assembly from the monoblock tap body to replace both tap washers, the cold drips so will replace both anyway.
Problem: Lower chrome collar released using a car oil filter strap (good tip) in order to prevent damage to chrome. That’s fine lower collar is loose but this is where the problem starts turns about ¾ and stops and I don’t want to force the tap and damage it.
I thought I’d cracked it loosening the lower collar with the oil filter strap as no damage ocured....wrong my solution bubble burst....and I am now back to square one ‘how to remove the tap assembly’. The old taps never presented this problem with the capstan head held in by screw and could be removed along with the cosmetic collar covering the tap assembly, no problem replace washer job done. With this monoblock one pain in the ‘aspidistra’ I’d get banned for using correct word. See attached photo if download worked ok.
Many thanks in anticipation.