Fitting a Whale Tap

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  1. barryd

    barryd Read Only Funster

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    At some point today or tomorrow I am going to try and fit a new cold tap in the bathroom sink on our Kontiki 640. It snapped off a while ago. I bought one off ebay here Caravan/Motorhome Whale Elegance Tap Knob on eBay (end time 22-Sep-09 10:03:34 BST)

    I presume I have to pull out the broken shaft with pliers and then stick the new one in but will I have to take the sink out?

    Anyone done this before? Is it easy for a nugget like me or am I going to end up with no sink, water, bathroom, wife by the time Ive had a go?

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    Barry
     
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    Never done one personally but from the look of the tap in Ebay picture it would appear to be a pull out item. I would not think any thing has to come out. The way I would go would be to try to get a leaver action on the pliers but be careful you don't want to do further damage.
    The only other way I can see is to drill a hole down the spindle to loosen its hold.

    Would wait awhile someone may answer who has done it before.


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    Thanks, will go and have a look and as you say wait and see who else replies

    Cheers
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    Success!!! Had a look, the old stem came out easy but the old tap had a screw thread which held the fitting underneath the sink in place and the new tap wouldnt fit into it. I sawed the top off and screwed the lower half of the old fitting back in and then fitted the new tap through the whole in the top. Seems perfect.
     
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    See your not as big a nugget as you thought........... Great!!!
    I hope you still have sink,water,bathroom and wife.


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    Ha Ha

    YEs, just but now tackling the broken bed supports from last trip. May need to recruit a handy neighbor for that!
     
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    This seems to be a common fault on Kontiki's. I'm not sure if it's weak beds or over active occupants.

    Hope that repair goes as well.


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