Carron Phoenix Opus Tap: how to remove the spout

There is a shroud , locking nut piece 1243R in the image below at the base of your spout. You just need to turn this Anticlockwise to loosen.

spout example 1243R locking nut 1239R o ring kit

Spout example 1243R Locking Nut and 1239R O Ring kit

You can purchase a new Opus O Ring kit here

O RING KITS O Rings: If your Tap is leaking at the joint of the body of the tap and the spout then you might need to replace your O-rings.  How to change a Kitchen Tap O Ring Kit.. This Blog post My Kitchen Tap is dripping should explain the most common causes (and parts required) to fix a dripping Kitchen Tap.

Also, when removing your Spout, don’t forget to check for Pinholes as that could be the cause of the Drip rather than the O Rings themselves

Example Pinhole in Spout

Example Pinhole in Spout



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  1. John Durrant May 21, 2020

    I am trying to take off a carton phoenix opus tap spout to change o rings. There are no grub or allum screws just the shroud nut. Is the spout meant to just pull out? If so it is stuck. Is there a technique for pulling it out?

  2. Peter November 2, 2016

    the shroud wont budge, to tight to turn, any ideas?
    Thank you

    • Alice November 2, 2016

      See below where I have answered your second commment, Peter.

  3. Puan April 7, 2016

    What screw driver should I use to remove the handle? Due to the placement of the hole (underside) I can’t seem find the right tool for it.

    • Tanya April 8, 2016

      Hi Andrew, the handle for the Opus Tap is removed by taking of the indicator and using a flat head screwdriver. If your Tap handle has the hole underside then you may not have an Opus Tap. If you send a picture to of your complete Tap we should be able to confirm which Tap you have. Regards Trevor.

  4. Alice October 11, 2015

    HI Andrew. do you mean removing the ‘handle’ on the hot water side ? can you clarify or explain further as the above post is about removing the ‘spout’ whereas in your query you mention the ‘hot water side’

  5. andrew lawrence October 11, 2015

    how to remove the nut from the spout from carron phenoix tap hot water side


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