Tap disassebly - no can do!


Postby RobininDevon » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:19 pm

I have a brass tap (Ideal Standard) which is stiff to open and only opens a small way so little water comes out. I can't disassemble the tap. Have removed screw in tap head but handle doesn't seem to pull off and I can't see where the tap body/cover would untwist. Have tried a wrench on body but no joy. Any advice appreciated. Photo here:

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Postby TheDoctor4 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:26 pm

Hi

Have you had a look at the DIY Projects area at all particularly the project on "Repairing a Dripping Tap": http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/dripping_tap.htm
This may provide you with some useful info!!

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Postby RobininDevon » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:30 pm

Thanks but yes I have and no it doesn't!
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Postby Steve the gas » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:42 am

Hi Robin,

The cross head should come off, TAP (lol) it upwards.
The chamfered section below wheel unscrews also to reveal the guts.

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Postby bobplum » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:35 pm

hi
why not turn of water supply to the tap,undo the retaining lock nut under the basin thats securing the tap to the basin and that way you can work on the tap better
and then when you arrive at stage why not install new taps?
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Postby RobininDevon » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:00 pm

That was the solution. Inside tap was very corroded. Will replace valve. Thank you for your help.
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