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Never seen a tap like this before, any ideas? The silver cap on top won't come off by hand, unless I have to pry it open. But wanted to see here first

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2 minutes ago, Pjj said:

Lol how to make yourself look like a right muppet ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ˜‚ย True but if OP hasn't found the answer he has wasted 21 mins since his post let alone how long before he posted. How stupid is it to waste that much time???? ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

The only stupid question is the one you don't ask and waste time trying to figure out when you could just ask ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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45 minutes ago, Maund said:

Never seen a tap like this before, any ideas? The silver cap on top won't come off by hand, unless I have to pry it open. But wanted to see here first

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Pull the top up. It's an American plunger tapย 

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The customer has only just moved in and doesn't know how to use it himself.ย 

Just need to know if I need anything with me when I'm there doing the work, once the top is up will I need some sort of valve?ย 

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6 minutes ago, Maund said:

The customer has only just moved in and doesn't know how to use it himself.ย 

Just need to know if I need anything with me when I'm there doing the work, once the top is up will I need some sort of valve?ย 

If it needs holding up just pull it up and put some mole grips on the shaft to stop it going down againย 

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