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How can I remove a bath tap cartridge when the nut is worn ?

Postby villa82 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:58 pm


Can anybody please tell me how I can remove a bath tap cartridge which after repeated failed attempts to move now has a very torn hexagonal nut ?

The nut is made of a very soft metal and has been torn and shredded by various spanners and wrenches.

I have tried using WD40 but have not been able to shift it.

Any advice would be appreciated !
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Postby rosebery » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:20 am

If its already knackered then theres no reason not to knacker if further to get it out as you are going to replec it.

Use a pair of these ... l&ts=13559

and it doesn't matter if they are that tight they bite into the metal. They probably will have to to get a grip.

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Postby htg engineer » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:49 pm

As rosebery says....

No other way if the nuts that far gone. If they don't work you could try abit heat.

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