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nigel dodd

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I need to stop the dripping from the cold side of the unit. The tap goes from full on to off in half a turn so I assume it has a ceramic valve. Normally you prise the cap off, however there seems no gap at all and a knife will not locate a gap. Here is a photo

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Nvq4t8nJaSZqe8rf7


Next I tried unscrewing the lever handle and the double ended threaded rod that fixes it into the moving part of the tap. Photo

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tGvmgZEK3fbkRp4C6


Then I tried easing off the moving part of the tap, hoping that the threaded rod that was removed was securing it. Photo

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ULeYC1dTr9TQTxX68


That didn't work either. Can anybody help me get this tap dismantled? Thanks
 

CBW1982

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No, bit of a mystery.
Also it is installed at the back of a deep rectangular ceramic sink (forgotten what they're called) so difficult to replace.
Ok, worth a shot. A Belfast sink? Take a photo of whole tap, someone on here may recognise?
 

CBW1982

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I meant this bit (highlighted yellow), have you tried to unscrew this?

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Ben-gee

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In your first photo you are trying to prise off an end cap. There is an inner circle below where you are trying, I’m pretty sure there will be a screw under that - try using a brand new Stanley knife blade.
 

snowhead

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Have you tried unscrewing the cap on the top that you tried to prise off?
 

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