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Old 06-04-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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How to tighten the big 2" nut under the kitchen faucet?


I'm installing a Blanco single handle kitchen faucet. This faucet is tightened by a big nut, about 2" or so. And the space is very tight also, there is only 3" - 4" between the sink and the back of the cabinet. I tried with a basin wrench, but it didn't work. 2" seemed too big for the wrench to catch it.

Please some one give me a suggestion what tools I should use to finish this job.

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...the space is very tight
...tried with a basin wrench, but it didn't work.
I always mount the faucet onto the sink before I install it.

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there are wrenches you can buy (cheap) to do it. normally they are just stamped out of flat steel and available at HD, Lowes, Ace, just about anywhere. last one i bought was less than 10 bucks, i think it was 5.99.
or you can borrow one, because really-how often do you need it as just a homeowner. If you were close, i'd let ya borrow mine! It hasn't been used in over a year

Try Harbor freight, it'll be made in china or singapore but it'll be cheap anyways, and how many times will ya need it. I hate to buy anything except USA made, but on something like that i usually buy whatever's cheapest. Or you could use a pair of large channel locks.

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One style looks like this, this one will also tighten up the flapper seat assembly in a toilet tank.
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