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Hi guys,
Went to look at a job yesterday where some tenants have been removed for not looking after the house. One of the things they've done and I don't know how is snapped the backnuts on the bath tap (deck mixer) so the tap just pulls out the holes. The taps are in the worst place possible at the back of the bath in a recess against an outside wall. Customer does not under any circumstances want the taken out, which leaves me the only option of sticking the taps down, which lets face it will last all of 10 minutes. The only positive I guess is as the bath wasn't pre drilled, the holes are nice and tight to the threads so only movement really is up and down. Apart from ct1 can anyone recommend an alternative. It's not really something I want to do but its more of a favour for a friend than anything.
 

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What’s the wall with the taps on ?
 
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Hi guys,
Went to look at a job yesterday where some tenants have been removed for not looking after the house. One of the things they've done and I don't know how is snapped the backnuts on the bath tap (deck mixer) so the tap just pulls out the holes. The taps are in the worst place possible at the back of the bath in a recess against an outside wall. Customer does not under any circumstances want the taken out, which leaves me the only option of sticking the taps down, which lets face it will last all of 10 minutes. The only positive I guess is as the bath wasn't pre drilled, the holes are nice and tight to the threads so only movement really is up and down. Apart from ct1 can anyone recommend an alternative. It's not really something I want to do but its more of a favour for a friend than anything.
My advice is to take charge, you are the expert here. replacement deck mixers are buttons. And dead easy to secure even if you can only get to the nearest side put a bit of sillycone under the tap body
Strong Plumbers hands will get the affair most of the way then a basin wrench will do the rest. Whats the bath plastic crap cast or pressed steel .? Your job is to take charge and not be led on a little job like this....centralheatking
 
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Are these taps at the end of the bath, or on the side?

FWIW, i have come across a LOT of plastic back nits which have split.
In the middle on the long edge of the bath, every plumbers nightmare, and while yes the backnuts could have split, the old tenants, didnt pay the rent, smashed the wardrobes and put holes through the doors too so she believes it's deliberate.
 
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If the tap end of the bath is accessible its easy , we need a piccy
Cornwall not as battered as the BBC predicted..ok just read your latest..that is a bummer..but the tennants deposit will be void
so dont be too sorry ...they the owner should be insured as well ..new bath etc...its not your position to subsiduse the owner
just quote to get it back in order quick time then they can let it again
very soon...thats the name if the game.
centralheatking
 
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I would agree with Shaun.
Tackle it from outside and take the existing bricks out (carefully so they can go back) to gain access.
 

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Yep might be the only option :(
I wouldn't price it though!
I'm afraid that kind of work is charged by the hour and it takes as long as it takes to do it well and make it good afterwards.
The only other option would be to ask a bricky to remove and replace them and you just do the Plumbing.
 

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