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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 16 9:07 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
tis too late for that one but there are a few tricks that can help when that happens.

There is still the cold tap to do...

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turning the tap down to thread it tighter can work it loose but not always.

warming the threaded pipe very carefully sometimes breaks the lock ,get wrong you will need a new sink.

Very substantial amounts of not wanting to break the sink: have spent too long already looking for a new sink that she likes...
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removing the sink to make it easier to get underneath and very carefully drilling out the putty around the threaded pipe with a fine drill and a dremel can be effective if done carefully.if you are over enthusiastic or use too big a drill bit you need a new sink comment

That is more or less how I did it, except without taking the sink off the wall: that looks to be an epic task in itself...

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using a huge wrench on the tap and encouraging it with light hammer knocks while putting leverage to it is often good...
tis a horrid part of the job so well done for getting out with no damage

Very gentle taps with a big hammer were what shifted it in the finish.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 16 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Woo wrote:
good luck with project sink.
however, has your lovely lady been kept up to speed?
there is so much choice out there now maybe she would flex a little?
I spent some time looking at taps for the house project, often spoilt for choice... or is it a done deal?

A pair of taps have been bought and one fitted, but the child doesn't like it and it appears to drip, so there is grounds to take it back if need be...

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 16 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can take children back? Why has no one told me this before?

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 16 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It can't be common knowledge. They're wouldn't be any left after about 7pm.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 16 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I forgot to mention that the other tap came out relatively easily.

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