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Diverter Lever for Rare French Taps - Any Suggestions on Replacement?

Postby al-bundy » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:44 am

Hi all,

I'm struggling to find a replacement diverter lever for these French taps. The metal cog casing inside the lever has broken and I think it's unlikely to be repairable. I don't know what make the taps are. I've have hunted around online and in a few local suppliers, with no luck.

It doesn't matter if the lever doesn't match at all. I just need it to fit the cog - we can live without a matching tap. I'm also open to a workaround if anyone has ideas.

For example, I'm happy with something such as this Mira Montpellier Diverter Lever Assy 441-07: ... EBIDX%3AIT

I'm just not sure whether it will fit. (I've asked the seller, but no response).

Apologies if I've left any information out, just ask and I'll update. I'm desperately trying to avoid having to shell out £100's replace the entire set of taps! Can anyone help?
This is the lever with a small plastic cover
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The diverter, without handle and with size reference
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The inside of the lever, where you can see the inside cog has broken in half.
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The whole tap unit
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Postby thedoctor » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:43 am

Hi, a workround to this situation is to put the diverter handle back on the spindle, then drill through the diverter handle cover into the tap spindle. Then screw a self tapper through into the spindle. Hope this helps. Please do let us know how you get on.
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