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Old 05-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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I got a Pur filter for my faucet, and I'm trying to install it. It said to remove the aerator, but it's just not coming off, even with the tools I've tried. Here's a pic: [1] http://i.imgur.com/CAswg.jpg
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Thanks for the welcome .

And yeah, I've tried hard with my hands and tools as I said, but it just won't budge. Is there a posibility it was glued or something? I honestly have no idea why it won't come off. Also, I don't know where the aerator ends. Is the rigid part near the top part of it?
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The part with ridges is the part that you need to be turning. It is a male end, and the faucet is a female end. Depending on who installed it, you most likely will need a pair of pliers to help put some torque on the aerator that is on there. Again, lefty loosy, righty tighty.
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The part with ridges is the part that you need to be turning. It is a male end, and the faucet is a female end. Depending on who installed it, you most likely will need a pair of pliers to help put some torque on the aerator that is on there. Again, lefty loosy, righty tighty.
I tried turning that with pliers and a monkey wrench but it wouldn't budge. Just kept slipping.

EDIT: Turning, not hurting...

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Get a pair of vise grips. Also one of these can help http://www.ehow.com/info_8347932_pen...ted-parts.html You can try heating it up with a hot air gun. Most likely it is corroded up there and the working with the vise grips and some rust penetrating spray may work.

If not, I forsee a new faucet assembly in your short future, or a inline water purifier cartridge. If you have a plug on the sink for a spray nozzle, they do make cold water dispensers that fit into that spot, that would use a water purifier cartridge system.
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Get a pair of vise grips. Also one of these can help http://www.ehow.com/info_8347932_pen...ted-parts.html You can try heating it up with a hot air gun. Most likely it is corroded up there and the working with the vise grips and some rust penetrating spray may work.

If not, I forsee a new faucet assembly in your short future, or a inline water purifier cartridge. If you have a plug on the sink for a spray nozzle, they do make cold water dispensers that fit into that spot, that would use a water purifier cartridge system.
Okay. I have WD-40 lying around and that's it, would that help me? Just spraying a little on should make it easier to move, right?
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Just blast the hell out of it, but make sure that you put a old bath towel over the sink with a plastic bag under it, so the spray does not get on the sink. Also hold onto the faucet while tapping the aerator with either the vice grips or a hammer, to also help loosen it.
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Okay, I'll go in my garage to get my WD-40 in a bit and try it. I also think I have a pair of vise grips outside too, I'll search for those.
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WD 40 isn't the answer, a tight grip on a set of channel locks is what you need.

That looks like a QD for a portable dishwasher someone put on, and probably over tightened it.

It will take some brute force to get it off now.

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WD 40 isn't the answer, a tight grip on a set of channel locks is what you need.

That looks like a QD for a portable dishwasher someone put on, and probably over tightened it.

It will take some brute force to get it off now.

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You're right, I think. When my mother first had it installed she wanted to use the dishwasher, and had her friend come and try to hook it up. They never got it working because nobody sold the adapter to use it, so they gave up. I have no idea if he put something on, though. I'm pretty sure that's how it was when we first got it, though.

So exactly how hard am I going to have to do this? I don't want to break something and end up having to shut the water off...
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Looks to me like it is cross threaded, look how crooked that knerled piece is sitting.
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If you hold on to the arm of the spout you won't break anything that will require turning the water off. You may have to replace the entire faucet once it comes apart, or not have an aerator on it, but that won't be any good for your water purifier.
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If you hold on to the arm of the spout you won't break anything that will require turning the water off. You may have to replace the entire faucet once it comes apart, or not have an aerator on it, but that won't be any good for your water purifier.
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What do you mean once it comes apart? We can't exactly buy a new faucet right now.

And for the purifier you're supposed to take the aerator off and it has an adapter to screw in.
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If it is cross threaded, the new piece will never screw in. You can get a Peerless for less than $40. http://www.lowes.com/pl__0__s?Ntt=ki...roduct_price|0 if it really comes down to it.
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