Opening tap - tool

I've got the attached tap at my parent's house and essentially there's meant to be some kind of took you pop into the hole to take it off

But we're not sure what that tool is called exactly? That way if we get the tool, it's cheaper than calling someone out to fix it 
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  • waqasahmed
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    No idea why it didn't attach initially 
  • pramsay13
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    It's usually just a small flat-headed screw in there, but that only lets you take off the top of the tap. What's the problem you are trying to solve?
  • ThisIsWeird
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    edited 5 October 2023 at 6:37AM
    Chances are it's a 'hex' or 'allen' key, probably around 3mm, but could even be less.
    Do you know anyone who has a set?
    Can you shine a torch in there and have a look-see? Is there a small hexagonal hole, or perhaps a straight slot for a small electrical 'terminal' screwdriver?
    Either way, it most likely will be a screw, so needs turning anti-clock.
  • waqasahmed
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    pramsay13 said:
    It's usually just a small flat-headed screw in there, but that only lets you take off the top of the tap. What's the problem you are trying to solve?
    Essentially it keeps leaking and apparently there's a cartridge you pop in there 
  • Mr.Generous
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    Can be a PZ2 pozi drive screw in there.
  • waqasahmed
    waqasahmed Posts: 1,926
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    Chances are it's a 'hex' or 'allen' key, probably around 3mm, but could even be less.
    Do you know anyone who has a set?
    Can you shine a torch in there and have a look-see? Is there a small hexagonal hole, or perhaps a straight slot for a small electrical 'terminal' screwdriver?
    Either way, it mostly likely will be a screw, so needs turning anti-clock.
    So it is indeed hex 

    I've got a set myself but I'll get my dad a T handle set because mine are precision bits
  • ThisIsWeird
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    Super clear:

    https://youtu.be/w1O60cr5e88?feature=shared

    Mind you, the guy is risking losing the wee cover and/or screw down t'plug 'ole, and chipping the tiled window sill :smile:
  • waqasahmed
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    Super clear:

    https://youtu.be/w1O60cr5e88?feature=shared

    Mind you, the guy is risking losing the wee cover and/or screw down t'plug 'ole, and chipping the tiled window sill :smile:
    Thanks. I ended up buying a T handle set for £20, again largely because I've got precision hex bits and I don't really fancy losing little hex bits down the sink

    The T handle fits neatly 
  • Super clear:

    https://youtu.be/w1O60cr5e88?feature=shared

    Mind you, the guy is risking losing the wee cover and/or screw down t'plug 'ole, and chipping the tiled window sill :smile:
    Thanks. I ended up buying a T handle set for £20, again largely because I've got precision hex bits and I don't really fancy losing little hex bits down the sink

    The T handle fits neatly 
    Always put the plug in when working on sinks, baths and basins.
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  • ThisIsWeird
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    Job all done? Go smoothly? :smile:
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