I have a bathroom faucet with wide set taps made by 🤷🏻 who knows?
They are all messed up and I need to swap them out. But I simply have not been able to figure out how to remove the taps. The taps are metal with side levers like so:
They have a vertical set screw and with some WD40 and a lot of swearing, I managed to get the set screw out and pull the main tap handle off. But now I have a wide piece that I don't know how to remove to pull through from the bottom:
Conversely, on the bottom, there was a plastic nut, which I loosened as far as it would go, but that didn't free it, because it's screwed onto a t-shaped piece (you'll see that the plastic nut has been loosened as far as it will go, but cannot be removed). So I can't pull the copper T up to remove the tap either:
I'm at my wits end. Can anyone tell me how to get this thing off?