Hi guys - I’m trying to replace only the spindle top only of my bathroom taps.
I’ve bought the estilo basin set. How do I get the spindle part off the top of the new tap? Assuming it comes off? Above the red bit pictured. I don’t want to replace the tap underneath the sink as it’s not a fully new basin install; just a replacement of taps and spout.
You can unscrew the spindle from the nut with the black markings on it in your photo @dani1234567 then obviously remove the same section from the existing on your sink and pop the new one on. Does that make sense?
Oh good, I’m glad you tell me that’s how it’s supposed to work. It doesn’t seem to be unscrewing easily! I think maybe I need some extra muscles / tools to unscrew it! thank you
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @dani1234567. It's fabulous to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
It's great to see you've already received a prompt and helpful reply from @ProjectPete.
You might need an adjustable spanner to turn the nut on the spindle (red circle) and a pipe wrench to hold the body of the tap (green circle). Alternatively, if you have a vice you can hold the body in that.
Please let us know if you have difficulties removing the spindle.