Sooner or later it happens that a home faucet reaches the end of its cycle and you find a broken faucet in your hands! Basically, the taps that are installed in homes can be of three types:
screw with gasket
cartridge (single lever)
The first type (screw) is irrecoverable when, despite the replacement of the gasket or the milling of the seat, it is no longer possible to shut off the water flow or when the screw becomes thick. In the second type (ball) it happens instead that the control lever is no longer able to rotate or, by rotating it, always draws water. The single-lever type is to be eliminated when, even changing the ceramic cartridge, it is not possible to mix the water or to control its flow. In all these cases it is necessary to remove the tap in order to subsequently replace it. The tap removal technique varies according to the type of dispenser and installation (eg on the sink, on a sanitary, on an external fountain) and the disassembly procedure is different. Let’s see the three classic cases.