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Hi - I wondered if someone had any tips to removing this shower hose?

It's pretty knackered with scale and I want to change the silicone behind.

Problem is that it's at an angle due to the tap with not a lot of space behind due to the wall (see picture).

I've tried 20-24mm wrench, both round and open but none do the job. I've thought about cutting the hose and unscrewing it from above but worried I'll end up with no shower for a few days!

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:13 pm 
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Pair of These ?

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Or a G clamp, or mole grips.

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There isn't enough space behind the nut for either of these? (Is there??)


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The way to do this might involve a bit more work. As there is little room to get to the hose nut the best way is to remove the unit. To do this you need to get under the bath and undo the two tap connectors and then the two securing large nuts on the taps. Lift it clear and you should be able to get a decent purchase on it. Be warned the limescale could have welded it in so as a precaution pop down to Toolstation and buy a new unit like this https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p87856?table=no If the existing unit gets buggered up trying to remove the hose put the new one in. If it is okay take it back and get a refund.

This might seem a bit drastic but as you say you do not want to be without a shower.

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A basin wrench will do the job, it may be a idea to loosen up the lime scale with a product like Kilrock (the gel works well, in the matter of min's)

https://www.screwfix.com/p/adjustable-b ... /14631#_=p


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Remove whole tap unit, should be 2 stop valves underneath so “should be easy”
taps will also get in your way for a decent job


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As I suggested on another thread.
Toolmaker's clamp
http://ebay.eu/2y2Ik0c
Comes in various sizes.
Alternative that might work is a box spanner ground back part way to remove enough of the tube to allow it to go over the hose. Depend on how tight the nut is.
Anything like grips, "pump pliers" or other serrated grip tools will damage the finish.


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Geordieric wrote:
Remove whole tap unit, should be 2 stop valves underneath so “should be easy”
taps will also get in your way for a decent job


in a ideal world yes, but sods law dictates you will have issues getting the bath panel off then, you have break the nuts loose, no doubt the taps have been put on the bath then the bath fitted to the wall so there be tight aswell, not every on fits isolation valves too


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:withstupid: It's nearly always a bad idea to dismantle stuff unless there really is no other way. You always end up replacing more than just what you started the job for.
Usually with shower hoses, once the initial tightness is "cracked" you can undo the rest with your fingers.
As always this one might be the exception!


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On reflection Dave's box spanner idea sounds like the best first try. These fittings usually have a rubber washer which with a bit of limescale in the threads makes it a bast to undo. Deffo soak it in Viakal first.

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Thats why I suggested kilrock gel, as for damaging the finish a few wraps of tape around the hose should stop that

The lime in the water around here means you need to remove scale on a regular basis

http://www.kilrock.co.uk/


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