Replaced tap on a bidet with no problems. Decided to replace the pop up
waste as the unit in the bidet had tarnished (gold laquer - I know its not
as robust as chrome but SWMBO wants it). Job went smoothly but can`t get the
old waste out. The bit that is on show in the bidet and the bit under neath
seem to be rusted together. Have sprayed WD 40 and left to try to get rust
to give. Every time I try to screw off both the top section and the top
section refuse to go in opposite directions. Have bent metal bars trying to
get units to come apart. The difficulty is on the top section getting
something into it to get purchase. Anyone any ideas to get the 2 sections
apart. Is their a tool for the top section as this problem must be a common
IME you have to make your own tool. Water pump pliers on the nut
underneath. What you need for the top is a piece of timber with a couple of
bolts/screws that will fit into the slots in the top section & hold it
Dave - The Medway Handyman
I just had a plumber (oh lazy luxury!) replace all the taps in my bathroom,
but there was one item we agreed not to bother with.
Replace lead pipe from taps to loft tank (embedded in plaster for half the
run) with copper? - no problem.
Replace all taps with new fittings? - no problem.
Bidet waste - uh, charging by the hour, can we look at this again?
Eventually had to resort to using hacksaw to cut from below the basin. Then
with screwdriver and gently with hammer attacked the offending article,
managing to lever off the unit from the screw thread after a long period of
taking off bits of metal from the screw thread a gentle tap got the rest of
the threaded unit off the basin.
No wonder the thing would not come apart in the normal way. Who ever had
first fitted had used enough sealant to hold the space shuttle together.
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