I'm trying to find a shower that fits these taps but with no success.I have seen showers with ends that screw into the tap spout but I don't know how to remove the black plastic ends that are already in there.
Wow, I haven't seen separate hot & cold taps in a long time. I'd say it's time for an upgrade. It looks like you've been after that pictured one pretty good. I'd spray them inside & out with vinegar a half dozen times throughout an entire day & then run the hot water one for a minute.
The hot water would heat it up & hopefully loosen everything, including any mineral deposits that the vinegar broke-up. Then, give it another jerking twist, rather than a slow torqueing twist. If that all works on the hot side, then you'd pour hot water over the vinegar-ed cold tap until that's heated.
I can't make out if the black plastic piece is hollow or not. But, if it is I think your only other option is to use an Internal Pipe wrenching bit of the right diameter, like this.
Thanks Iggy I will try that.Im presuming they are hollow as water comes through them.Its not my house so upgrading or installing a shower with electrics and plumbing isn't an option I'm afraid.– DerekMar 12, 2016 at 16:09
Ah, I see. Yeah, I just meant the ends might be aerators & you'd have to bust those out in order for the Internal Pipe wrench bit to get a solid grip. But, hopefully the vinegar, heat & jerking does the trick.– IggyMar 12, 2016 at 16:13
Thanks Iggy that worked a treat,much obliged.Thanks to all who responded.– DerekMar 14, 2016 at 12:05
Fantastic! Good luck with the shower hook-up, it'll be a great improvement.– IggyMar 14, 2016 at 12:11
@Iggy separate taps for hot and cold are still quite common in many places in the world, especially in the UK. If I had to guess, that is where the OP is from. May 11, 2016 at 19:39
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