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How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

Joseph72
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Re: How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

As per Rusmer problem above

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Joseph72
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Re: How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

How do I tighten loose mixer that has a plastic cover which is difficult to get too

vale is a Nero brand

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EricL
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Re: How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

Hello @Joseph72,

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. Thank you for joining us and sharing your question about a loosely mounted mixer.

 

I've sent a query to Nero tapware and informed them of your issue. I've asked them if there is a specific tool that you can use to reach and tighten your mixer. As soon as I have a response I will let you know. While we wait for a reply can you possibly post a photo of your mixer and the bottom part of it where you can't reach it? 

 

If you had a quick read of our recommendations, I would still suggest using the IRWIN Telescopic Basin Wrench. However, if the space in your current area is very restricted then we may have to find another way to tighten it.

 

If you need more information please don't hesitate to post.

 

Eric

 

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Joseph72
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Re: How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

Hi Eric.

Thank you for your efforts regarding this issue. I have owe find the problem.Thanks again
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EricL
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Re: How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

Hello @Joseph72

 

My apologies for my late reply. I have spoken to Nero about your tap and I was informed that there are no special tools to tighten it. I'm glad you found a solution.

 

If you need assistance with anything else please let us know. 

 

Eric

 

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siany
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Re: How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

I'm having this exact problem - I was hoping there'd be a solution but it sounds like I need to replace the unit! Did you swap yours for the exact same one or did you find a different unit altogether?

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MitchellMc
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Re: How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @siany. It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for jumping into the discussion.

 

If you've installed the tap correctly and adequately tightened the plastic locking nut, then it sounds like you might need to swap the unit over. You can try holding the handle on full lock at hot or cold and swivelling the spout, as this might be enough to loosen the spout. They can be quite stiff to start with.

 

Also, remember to include the fixing rubber and fixing washer before the fixing nut. Without them, the locking nut won't hold the body of the tap in position.

 

Mitchell

 

 

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Jason
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Re: How to tighten new but loose mixer tap

Hi @siany,

 

Just wanted to also extend my own warm welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. I trust Mitch's response was very helpful. Please let us know if you need any further assistance. We're here to help.

 

Jason

 

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