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Old 05-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #16
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I don't have one of those either, but it looks like it would do the job.

May have to leave the water off for the night and go to home depot tomorrow.

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Here's an old link to a similar situation you can read when you get a chance. May be helpful. Basin wrench will make your job a lot easier. If the nut is really stubborn you can put a piece of pipe over the handle or use cresent wrench for added leverage, and maybe a little pb blaster.

remove tub spout

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Thank you! I ended up turning the spout to get the locknut off!

Next issue is with one of the flanges. One came off and one is stuck. I've put some WD40 in there, but if it doesn't work I'm thinking about breaking the flange. Any thoughts?
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I broke the flange, but a small part would not come off. I soaked it again in WD40 and finally the rascal came off!

I'm taking a break and will start on installing the new hardware tomorrow.

Thanks to all for your replies!
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WD40 is great stuff for it's purpose (water deterrent, aka keeping things from rusting) but there are many products better than it. Especially stuff like Kroil or Liquid Wrench when you need an actual penetrating oil.
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Yeah, WD40 is not really designed as a lubricant, contrary to popular belief. Gold star for anyone who knows what WD means without looking it up.
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Water Deterrent, formula #40.

I prefer BoeShield for stuff that needs corrosion protection. But I do make a habit of spraying down my scrapers and such with WD40 if I have to wash them off with water. It does help keep surface rust from forming.

But while it's better than nothing, it's really just not the right stuff to use for much else.

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All done and it works!!

Thanks again for all the help!

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