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How to remove stubborn shower tap fitting

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Old January 16th 11, 03:02 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default How to remove stubborn shower tap fitting

Hey, I am having a lot of trouble removing a shower tap fitting. I have
tried a penetrating oil and a strap wrench (which keeps slipping off as the
fitting is tapered). I have a picture he http://img808.imageshack.
I would like to remove it undamaged... if possible.

Old January 16th 11, 12:02 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default How to remove stubborn shower tap fitting

"Dillon wrote in

Removing tap shrouds and the type you have there is easier if you
do not grip close to the base where the threads are as this pinches
them and the shroud will not move.

A pair of grips (water pump pliers) is best for the job.

Pour boiling water over the base where the threads are put, some tissue
or J cloth etc. over the end of the shroud closest to the spindle
and grip as tight as possible with the grips and turn whithout

This will more often than not do the trick.

Remember, keep the grips away from the threaded end.

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