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Old 11-06-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Best tool for tightening compression fitting


I was changing my faucet and of course, where the drain pipe (1 1/2 inch i think) enters into the wall, that compression fitting there loosened a little bit, and there's a slow leak. I have a pipe wrench but the area is too tight to use it. Also, the cabinet has a backing which makes it even more difficult to get a pipe wrench in there.

Is there a good tool for tightening/untightening those fittings? And, where can I get it? Hopefully home depot.

I'm stuck right now, so I would appreciate the help. Everyone else in this house is tired of hearing me drop F bombs every 30 seconds.

Thanks.

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Best tool for tightening compression fitting


A pair of "channel lock " adjustable pliers will be your best bet. You may have to inlarge the hole around the pipe a little too.

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