I want to change the O ring in a tap, but there is not nut to get the spindle out - there's a ring with two lugs side by side. The tap is the inlet for the cistern (Caroma). Is this a "circlip"? :oops: and what I remove to change the O ring and stop the drip from the top please? It has a phillips head screw which I removed, and removed the cover, but cannot work out how to get the spindle out as there is no nut! I can see the brass top HELP - I'm lost!
I need to be able to get the spindle out of the housing (ie out of the tap itself) then I should be OK. It's very frustrating seeing the spindle there and not being able to get it out to fix it!
Thanks very much,
Is this the stopcock which turns off the water supply to the cistern which you are talking about? If so this is not a tap in plumber speak, it is a stopcock and if it is playing up you can get new ones fairly cheaply at places like Wickes. Might be worth thinking of, as removing the body works from a stopcock can sometimes be very difficult.
That sounds right - I tried to get the corner piece off to sake to Bunnings (Australia), but haven't suceeded yet - I put WD40 on it and will try later.
There is a corner joint, with tap handle, and then a piece of pipe (which screws off separetely - at both ends), then plastic, that's the part I'm having problems unscrewing - I don't want to break it.
If anyone has any tips for unscrewing the plastic I'd be very greatful.
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