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Bathroom sink ''mixer tap'' leaking internaly.

Water is slowly oozing out from the inside the tap. NOT from spout. I'm not sure how to dismantle the tap to look for the problem.
Picture of tap can be found at
http://www.tekform.com.au/pdf/Sink%20Flyer.pdf

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    Water is leaking at the (rotating) head joint of my Targa kitchen tap unit.

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    The (rotating) head joint of my Targa kitchen tap unit has become loose, and water is leaking at the joint, I need to know how to dismantle the unit.

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    removing spout from simplifit toronto mixer tap

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If your valve is single handle there is usually a small
button type of cover for (sometimes rubber the size of a pencil erasure) that covers acces to a hex key screw that you have to remove to remove the handle

once you have removed the handle you will need a large adjustable wrench to turn a large nut that holds the cartridege tighten if still leaks remove and replace you can math the assembly at HD or Lowes

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