Unable to remove old washbasin taps?
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The person who was replacing my old washbasin bathroom, taps with new one could not remove them. He said they have seized them. He does central heating and boiler and is gas safe but does little jobs as well. Thinking may be he has not got the right tool and I should ask a qualified plumber to have a look. My query is is it possible for old taps to be so stuck that they cannot be removed? I do not want to call a plumber and pay a call out charge then find out he cannot do the job. Thanks
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I think all you can do is call around a few plumbers and ask them if they can guarantee to be able to take the taps off. I think I would offer to pay them the same whether they destroy the sink and fit a new one or manage to save the one you have and can fit the new taps to it.
what I do is disconnect the pipes and use a box spanner.
In the past I have had to hacksaw the off the tap close to the top of the whb, then use a hole saw to drill them out.
I would not give a fixed price for doing it( unless way over the top) as I could take 2 or 4 hrs and a couple of hole saws.
If your gonna ask a plumber to do, best to inform him of the situation.