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I am looking for a solution on how to remove the ceramic disc from a bathroom tap. I've been told that it just lifts out, but no matter how hard I have pulled, iy won't budge. It wiggles about but will not come out.

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Not had much to do with taps Drew, I assume you have tried mega force, and/or unscrewing it.

What do the ratchet teeth do on the blue part?

I have to do something with this vans kitchen tap as it drips, but not looked into it yet, but it's a ugly mother, so it'll be replacement.

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Anything here help mate?


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I've just watched a bunch of videos on this and they all just pull up and out Drew, can you get some grips on it and gently lever it out using a bit of wood as a fulcrum?
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Thanks Kev, I've tried everything other than brute force. It moves about quite freely but just won't come out, the ratchet teeth are baffling me, I've tried left and right unscrewing but it just won't budge. I have been through Youtube and searched Google for an answer to no avail, as stated it is supposed to lift out but refuses to do so.
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Very odd, do we have a make? I first thought stiction but if it wobbles then that's unlikely, maybe brute force is the end result, I'm stumped mate.
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http://www.caravan-components.co.uk/epages/BT2955.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT2955/Products/PTA160&Currency=GBP

I changed mine a couple of months ago shower and kitchen taps innards.
shower one just lifted out, kitchen one was a bugger pair of mole grips and brute force with a bit of cussing
out it came but couldn't see any reason for it not to just lift out. Above is were I got replacement parts cheapest I could find and quick delivery.

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Thank you too all.

Mission accomplished. Alan, same as yourself, pair of mole grips, piece of 2x2 and an old ⅜" shank screwdriver. Mole grips lightly gripping the shaft of cartridge, 2x2 on edge of tap, old screwdriver through mole grips as lever, eased the cartridge out.



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ya cant beat a bit of brute force. lol Glad ya got it out ok.
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If you have a long enough lever you could lift the earth, well done, Guineveres brother wins again.

 


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Well done Drew, any chance of a pic of the removed offending article so we can compare it with your first pic?
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Well done for that, I was going to suggest a spray with something first, leave a while and then the molegrips.
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Just for you Simon, stock pictures. The first is identical to the one I removed. Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 07.45.03.png  Screen Shot 2018-10-07 at 19.06.25.png

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Ah ha, retained snugly by the lower o ring. Glad you're all sorted now.
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A bit of vaseline works wonders.

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Ya bit like the golden rivet a Geoff. another old sailor's thingy.
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Ya bit like the golden rivet a Geoff. another old sailor's thingy.


Not sure our gentle fellow forumites are ready for that!

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Mayhaps I should delete it don't want to give old salties game away.[wink-smiley-emoticon]

Lucky I didn't mention looking out the porthole at the flying fish then Kev.[shocked-eyes-smiley-emoticon]

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You've come off your meds again Alan?
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Back to the original thread:

All fitted and working as it should with not leaks.



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Nice one Drew.

Shall I lock the thread to keep the riff raff form adding more?

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hi kev

just googled it

i thought it was something more to do with the wavy navy

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In naval folklore there is a tale that every ship is built containing a single, commemorative "golden rivet"— an idea doubtless adapted from the golden spike that was temporarily driven at the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. The rivet's location is allegedly different for each ship and undisclosed, known only to the crew. No such rivet exists: gold is too malleable to use for a rivet. Like many urban legends, the "golden rivet" is perpetuated for the amusement of "old salts" at the expense of the gullible.

Most often the myth is used as a practical joke or snipe hunt played on junior sailors, exploiting their naivete and natural curiosity with their new surroundings. The prank consists of informing a new sailor of the existence of the "golden rivet" and encouraging him to look for it. After scouring the entire ship without success, it eventually dawns on the junior that he has been the butt of a joke.[citatio

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In more ways than one eh eh.
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Steady Kev nearly gave the game away then.[crazy-sign-smiley-emoticon][extreme-happiness-smiley-emoticon]
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