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Old 12-14-2007, 01:25 AM   #1
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hello,
I would need to unscrew this nut(see image) as the seal drips
I tried many time but nothing to do as all the pipe turns and anyone can advice to change this seal?

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Old 12-14-2007, 05:21 AM   #2
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What is on the other side? Is this a sink?
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:01 AM   #3
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Looks like a grid strainer. If you are only trying to replace the seal I cant help you. Take a sawzall (or hacksaw) and saw down into the tube and into the nut until the nut splits in two and replace the part.
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What is on the other side? Is this a sink?
yes it is
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:05 AM   #5
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Looks like a grid strainer. If you are only trying to replace the seal I cant help you. Take a sawzall (or hacksaw) and saw down into the tube and into the nut until the nut splits in two and replace the part.
so basically do I have to change all the part?
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:32 AM   #6
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so basically do I have to change all the part?
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:56 AM   #7
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Look down the sink and see if there is a set of "cross hairs" across your drain tube where the strainer basket will set. Most have em.

You can pick up a strainer wrench at a big box or plumbing supply for about 10-15 bucks. It will have prongs that engage the crosshairs in the strainer and allow you to hold the pipe while turning the nut.

You can also use the wrench to tighen the nut back up when re-installing.
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ok
but to change it...I cannot unscrew the nut to lift it up....
so same problem...
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It screwed on so its gotta screw off..

Might try some liquid wrench and soak the threads for awhile since your replacing the seal anyway.

If your using pliers or channel locks you probably dont have enough leverage to break the nut loose.

With the strainer wrench to hold the pipe, you can also probably rent a 24" pipe wrench from the hardware store if you dont have one. Expensive to buy for a one time use.

It'll come off then...
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It screwed on so its gotta screw off..

Might try some liquid wrench and soak the threads for awhile since your replacing the seal anyway.

If your using pliers or channel locks you probably dont have enough leverage to break the nut loose.

With the strainer wrench to hold the pipe, you can also probably rent a 24" pipe wrench from the hardware store if you dont have one. Expensive to buy for a one time use.

It'll come off then...
ok
what sort of liquid do you suggest????
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Liquid wrench is my preference over WD40 since it penetrates the threads better/faster and it cost the same. Really shouldnt need it since the connection is all brass/bronze but it may help loosen it up and a can is not a bad thing to have hanging around.

Make sure you have enough room to fit a wrench in where the nut is if the sink is still mounted.

If your going to the hardware store anyway, talk to the plumbing guy and look at a new assmebly and you'll see how they come apart.
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A few ways to go without ruining the piece.

1. Get two more nuts of that same size, and tighten them against each other. Now, using one wrench to hold the nut closest to pipe end, should stabilize the pipe.

2. A single nut of same size, screw onto pipe end a couple turns. Now use channel pliers to grab the edge of that pipe - one jaw inside the pipe, another against a flat of the nut. The nut should prevent mangling the thread.

3. a black steel or galvanized cap of same thread size as the pipe. Screw onto pipe end. Now hold cap with pipe wrench.

4. File two notches about 1/8-1/4" deep into the end of the pipe, and hold the pipe by placing a metal bar (the file you used to make notches should work) into the notches.
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Have you tried a little heat?
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Have you tried a little heat?
how???
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Looks like you flattened the threads a lot. You may have a lot of trouble getting it off the messed up threads. But brass is somewhat soft so it might go.

I don't understand why you can't use the strainer wrench.
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