(The tap is only 6 months old). The washer doesn't seem to be holding the blade tight enough as the motor is still running, the only problem is, the spindle keeps spinning when i try to undo the nut, I've put a screwdriver in the blade and it still spins ! The hot tap on the bath/shower mixer unit is so stiff I can't turn it on without almost dislocating a shoulder. Just to clear up - I do mean tap the ring that is on the tap. The strap prevents scratching of the finish which would normally occur trying to unscrew the tap with the jaws of a regular wrench. UK VAT Registered: 850 4121 63. our kitchen mixer tap wont switch off fully. When it was taken out of the vanity basin, it was green in colour and had a bit of calcification. Simply loosening it was all that was required (after gaining access!). Step 1 . feedback. I am not able to find any screw to tighten it. But DO have the water turned off to be sure, to be sure ), spray into the void with WD40 or, preferably, a rubber/plastic lubricant such as you can get at Halfords in an aerosol, replace the nut, re-tighten until it is 'biting' but not too tight (similar to what it was when you undid it in the first place) and replace tap handle. I have added the pic of the tap. The spaces between the two holes in the bath for the pipes are a different width apart from new taps so replacing it is not an option. but the location where the tap is going to be is not great,ie it is easy for any public... We have a water meter under the pavement with a stop tap which controls the water to our property, and another stop tap just... © 2008-2020 MyBuilder Limited Whilst supporting the tap body VERY well(with the third hand or your foot) and pulling your force with the ring spanner(obviously in the opposite direction) then at the same time tap the ring spanner at it's ring on the side. Symptom Tap handle is stiff and hard to turn. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. WD40 is pretty useless, it's a bodgers tool. Consider several ways to loosen a bolt, starting with good old-fashioned elbow grease and ending with drilling it out after all else fails. Then you rotate the wrench anticlockwise to unscrew the cover off the tap. The spindles, or balusters, support the handrail and prevent anyone from falling out of your staircase. Tap, tap, tap the the valve to set up vibrations to encourage the penetrant. After you’ve given the first method a chance to loosen the stuck valve, and you still need help getting it to move, then give this a shot. I don't understand why, but it seems to tighten with use over time. The taps are approximately 2.5years old. Problem Tap bonnet thread has become clogged with dry soap or grease. This morning I unscrewed the screw in the middle of the hot tap handle and pulled the handle off. d andrew said: ↑ I have a new tap, it's a tight fit, best way to tighten … you could try rubbing the shaft down with emery cloth. I cant work out how it works. Allow penetrant to sit for hours and tap some more after that. When putting them back on after a good clean up, I just adjusted where I started turning from to make sure the hole in the base ended up behind the tap out of sight. Ah ,found a couple of more pictures that might help , Im feeling in a helpful mood seeing as its p*ssing down outside . I've used a big adjustable spanner with plenty of force and also tried knocking the spindle body with rubber mallet. I would like to fit a outside garden tap. The metal in sinks and faucets is exposed to air and moisture every day, and this causes a chemical reaction that eats into the metal. Do it slowly just in case you forgot about turning the water off. If you can place your knot on a hard, flat surface, you could attempt to untie it using a hard fist-sized rock or a hammer. You can reuse the cartridge in case it’s not damaged extensively. I have a mixer tap on my bathroom basin (Matrix single lever monoblock basin mixer from VPlum). impact gun will take the nut right off. If the spindle seems too loose - wobbling around - or if water is seeping out … There will be a red body washer on the bottom of the tap bonnet - check this for wear and replace with a new one as needed. How to Loosen a Tight Shower Handle ... Showers come with anywhere from one to three handles: an all-in-one cold to hot control, double hot and cold taps, and the possible addition of the shower diverter valve. I'm trying to get a tap valve out of a mixer tap that was purchased 2nd hand. from August 2014; to September 2014; last updated – posted 2014-Sep-1, 2:38 pm AEST posted 2014-Sep-1, 2:38 pm AEST User #357671 143 posts. The metal in sinks and faucets is exposed to air and moisture every day, and this causes a chemical reaction that eats into the metal. You should be able to pop the cap off of the top of the tap head or a grub screw in the side and unscrew and remove it so the shroud can be removed or tighten the tap handle up if it's that that's loose. The last 2 were of the type which has a single threaded bar screwed into the base between the feed pipes; over which a nut is screwed. posted 2014-Aug-31, 9:14 pm AEST O.P. Privacy notice Then put it back on snug but not too tight for the drive back. There are also regular-style wrenches with soft jaw fittings that may also be used. This will help clear up any mold or mildew that might be causing the cap to stick. This morning I unscrewed the screw in the middle of the hot tap handle and pulled the handle off. However, the spindle is stuck and won't budge, I'm guessing this might be limescale? The reason the tap handle wouldn’t turn was because the spindle (the inner valve of the tap handle, see picture below) was jammed in place. The hot tap on the bath/shower mixer unit is so stiff I can't turn it on without almost dislocating a shoulder. You can reuse the cartridge in case it’s not damaged extensively. Sometimes loosening a stuck brass fitting is as easy as turning the locknut counterclockwise to tighten it further and then turning clockwise to loosen. Tap on the knot. Soak it with oils like WD-40 or liquid wrench to loosen it. Start with a gentle but firm tap using moderate force. How to Loosen a Corroded Faucet. You need to get a lever underneath the handle and try to ease the handle off. Once it has been unscrewed, slide it down the shaft and then spray more light lubricating oil down the spindle. There is a "3-IN-ONE Professional" product, "High-performance penetrant spray" which is manufactured for the WD-40 Company. Hi All, I am replacing my … Spray the penetrating oil down the shaft and where the gland nut is. Solution Tap bonnet needs to be cleaned. (The tap is only 6 months old). Lubricate tap bonnet, spindle thread and o-ring. Don't miss. It works fine and turns the tap on and off. Gazz. 9th Jan 2015, 01:45 PM #3. Replace it with a new cartridge if it’s badly damaged. This latest one has lasted about 2 weeks before slackening off. You need to fill this tiny gap to tighten the spindle. Replace it with a new cartridge if it’s badly damaged. Attached Files: 55439721_10217716540960756_2801959221355085824_n.jpg File size: 64.9 KB Views: 80. d andrew, Mar 22, 2019 #1. xednim Active Member. The hot tap on the bath/shower mixer unit is so stiff I can't turn it on without almost dislocating a shoulder. The visual shown, in your show, was of heating the self-locking nut on the lower ball joint. If that nut was to loosen while driving, it could be a very dangerous situation. Forum Regular reference: whrl.pl/Rd4l8M. It took a good effort even after having a screw driver inserted as a handle. Problem Tap bonnet thread has become clogged with dry soap or grease. Like a plumber would do. Slowly undo the flex pipes nuts. (The tap is only 6 months old). I'm trying to unscrew the spindle on the tap so I can get to the screw and descale the limescale inside. sometimes just a drip, bit more recently a stronger flow. This will help clear up any mold or mildew that might be causing the cap to stick. I am using a ring spanner on the valve and holding the tap body steady with a wrench. Tap, tap, tap the the valve to set up vibrations to encourage the penetrant. Symptom Tap handle is stiff and hard to turn. However I can't even get the spindle to move from the tap body . JavaScript is disabled. Once it has been unscrewed, slide it down the shaft and then spray more light lubricating oil down the spindle. Try turning the handle in both directions as this can often loosen the seized part. Use a tight fitting wrench or possibly a pipe wrench to turn it anti-clockwise. A vibrator can be useful to assist, such as an electric tooth brush or electric engraving tool. The valve seems to have been over tightened at some point in the past and will not budge. Product FIX-A-TAP Lubricant In some cases, the handle may become tight … Repeat the tightening and loosening process until it works its way free. Yeah but the correct fix would be to take it apart, locate and replace the broken/worn part and reassemble it. on the thread because it won't budge. The head nut is part of the spindle, which enables you to screw the spindle from the body of the pipes. Use caution, as some of th… It's an ancient mixer tap. I've been trying to remove a couple of tap spindles at home to change the o-ring and washers. Solution Tap bonnet needs to be cleaned. Using a pipe wrench after an adjustable spanner failed I've now managed to round off two sides of the nut. Basically. Once you get the valve out inspect it. It took a good effort even after having a screw driver inserted as a handle. Maybe someone else has better ideas but that's all I can suggest for now and will keep watching the thread too. – Randall Apr 16 '20 at 15:29 My cold kitchen tap started to feel "spongy" when you try to turn it off, then it started to drip, and the drip has now become a steady stream. The spindle is in two parts - an outer and a central part.It is the main body for turning the tap on or off. Give it a good spray of WD40, then (although it sounds strange) tighten it slightly, then loosen. I'm trying to unscrew the spindle on the tap so I can get to the screw and descale the limescale inside. i think palavaman is right by saying to just give up and get a new tap, especially given that screwfix does nice ones for around £40. Nope, it's an old bath and mixer tap. I've never used any sticky stuff under the tap base. Apply some heat to it- because metal expands slightly when hot. Great, just needed a new rubber washer, nice one Weller. Repeat this as many times as necessary until the stuck water valve opens/closes all the way. The amount of different types of taps means getting the handle off can be quite a problem before you even get to renew the tap washer or disc. You can carry the old cartridge with you when shopping to get a matching replacement. Step 2 Try loosening the bolt with a wrench. Gather your supplies • Tap washer repair kit or individual parts. Drive the car to a shop or garage with power tools, and ask them to loosen the nut. 3. A threaded plumbing fixture such as a shower head, faucet or aerator can become stuck due to mineral deposits that accumulate over time. You can carry the old cartridge with you when shopping to get a matching replacement. Method #2. WD40 is pretty useless, it's a bodgers tool. Stiff tap handle? How to remove a stuck tap spindle. If you get water flowing or oozing out between the tap body and spindle or out from under the cover plate when the tap is turned on, it’s most likely the O-ring that needs to be replaced. Either try and loosen it a bit with some WD40 or replace it. They were stuck good and tight. When the square shoulders get to the round hole just drive it into the wood. Also, I would put a wet cloth under your grips to give yourself a bit more purchase on it. Is there a tool or knack to doing this? You'll nee to remove the valve similarly to changing the washer (see fixing a dripping tap.) The tap unit on my kitchen sink has become very loose and wobbly. Find I have a tap head which has come loose and is wobbly. Like all things that are frequently used and have moving parts, these shower handles can become worn down, clogged and damaged over time. That is specifically designed (marketed) to free rusted nuts & bolts and loosen stuck parts. Most places will do it for $20 or even less if you ask nicely. http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/ shows how to remove a stubborn head gear from a pillar tap. Ages since I used it, but as I recall it seemed to do the trick. Do the following to loosen it up: Tighten it- try to move it in any direction and use the correct sized tool for it. The taps must have … Wood Shim Method Step 1 Inspect the joint where the top of the spindle meets the underside of the banister to determine the amount of space in between them. You can loosen a tight shower handle with grease or white vinegar, as well as by using a handle puller or screwdriver, depending on how stuck it really is. How to fix a basin tap that is loose in the wash hand basin and swings around when trying to turn it on or off. I've had a new sink fitted. yes, thanks, leverage certainly sounds great - problem is that as tight as i make the wrench it slips off the rounded edges of the nut, so leverage just doesn't help. OBBob. Lubricate tap bonnet, spindle thread and o-ring. I am now sure that the problem was not the tap or the cartridge. I then used a large spanner to undo the twisty part of the handle, which allowed water through OK. Anybody got any ideas before i buy a new saw, its 20 years old and owes me nothing lol Thanks ! Thanks, South Ockendon • Member since 25 Jan 2018 • Use 2 spanners one holding the copper pipe female connector firm … Or you may find not much water comes out.This can be because the valve is worn out or scaled up. However, the spindle is stuck and won't budge, I'm guessing this might be limescale? The tap spindle can be unscrewed from the tap bonnet by hand. Use the multi-tap spanner or the shifter to loosen the tap bonnet and pull out the assembly. There are no screws around the tap head or on top of it. Sitemap On the tap spindle, you will see a black O ring. 100% positive Basic Options Step 1 Clean around the bolt with a wire brush, removing as much external buildup as possible. If I unscrew the casing (see attached photo--the tap is in front of a mirror, by the way), I can see a large nut (about 18mm A/F). If the stop tap handle will still not move then remove the gland nut using a suitable spanner, this will turn anti-clockwise. Allow penetrant to sit for hours and tap some more after that. You have already removed the nut that keeps the handle locked on, the problem is the crud built up on the tap spindle has locked the handle to,the spindle. jobs, Sometimes, one tap is enough. 4K Club Member Join Date Jan 2006 Location Melbourne Posts 7,077. How to Loosen a Corroded Faucet. A 3/4 in. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/replacement-tap-head-Primaflow-ezee-tap-/280558698460?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Bathroom_Taps_PP&hash=item415299ffdc. I'm now reluctant to destroy the other sides of the nut with the brute force and ignorance approach as have previous in that area. Any tips on how to get it moving? If not, continue, adding force gradually each time you check the knot. The tap was in a bathroom that rarely got used and I explained to the owner that this was partly why it jammed in place. I then used a large spanner to undo the twisty part of the handle, which allowed water through OK. I need to replace a washer on a bath tap but cannot remove the valve from the tap body. ^ Dont do this! Apply a penetrating lubricant such as Liquid Wrench or WD-40 to the fixture or nut and allow it to soak in for at least two hours. Terms and conditions After a few taps, test the knot to see if it can be untied. 1. Madrab,10 Sep 2013 #3 Using a rag, apply white vinegar on the corroded surface to loosen the rust further. Peterdevon Active Member. 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