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Old 03-09-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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I'm trying to change the kitchen faucet. Every youtube video and how to sites give information on faucet that has mounting plate and how you would unbolt it etc. Well, my faucet doesn't have a mounting plate both up top and underneath the sink. So, how do I remove this? Also, what is this type of faucet call (without mounting plate)?
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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Remove the handle and see if there is a screw under it that corresponds with the screw seen under the unit----that bar with the screw through it look like it might be a 'tilt swivel sort of thing that is tightened from the top side----

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Old 03-09-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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Stupid question, how do you remove the handle? Just yank on it to pop it off?
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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From your pictures, I believe I see a set screw on the handle. A little allen head wrench should do the trick. Then it should come right off.
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The red and blue emblem is a cover for the Allen set screw-----
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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If you know the make & model of the faucet got to the MFG web site for the instructions
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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It pretty obvious to me that this person is trying to remove the whole fixture, unless I am reading him/Her wrong. It also appears to me that the cross bar under the sink has to be removed from below, and someone used a barrel nut and a cross bar with a slot to secure the fixture. In any event you are looking at a real PIA to get that fixture off. If I was you, I would spray the threaded rod in your photo for a few days with PB Blaster. I would then buy a piece of pipe, and pound it oval on one end so it just fits over that barrel nut. I would then put vice grips on the lower end of the pipe and back off the barrel nut. You may be able to use one of those deep well sockets with the spring loaded pins too. Wear safety glasses.

By the way, that is a very good picture, considering what you are working with.

It looks like your sink is starting to fall out. Ive heard a lot of that is going on. Maybe now is the time to address that too. That will make pulling the fixture easy. Even money that they mounted this fixture before they hung the sink.
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I'd go after it with a pair of safety glasses and a roto tool- pull those hoses out of the way and cut the cross bar next to the stud.
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You may be right E, but even with the bar gone there isnt much room to get that nut up through there. I guess the installer never heard of a rod coupling so the damn fixture could actually be removed.
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How could one avoid a leak like this in the future?
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Thanks for all the responses! Jagans, I want to swap out the faucet and soap dish. As you can see from the pic, the faucet control is damaged. Ok, so I'm new to home improvement... which is the barrel nut? I'm assuming the bar with the thread screw in the middle is the "crossbar"? Basically, I have to remove that crossbar and the thread from the bottom, while remove the handle to get everything from the top off?
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How could one avoid a leak like this in the future?
There's no leak, the faucet switch that changes from spray to flow is broken. I'm stuck in spray mode
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That bar is what is holding the thing on---of there is not a release screw hiding under the handle---then you are going to need to drill or cut that bar and break it out of there----typically there is a but on that screw and removing the nut frees up the faucet---

I think that screw might go up under the handle-----remove the handle and look.
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How good are your skills?

Pop the whole sink out and give your self some working room.

Unscrew drain trap. shut off valves, release screws around the perimeter under the counter cut silicone around topside, pull UP.

If you have a disposal unplug release it from the strainer and drain set it down.

rip off faucet install new then reverse to install. Don't forget to re silicone the underside of sink before re installing.

Sink looks old could upgrade that too
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Yikes----that is an undermounted sink in a granite counter top----removing the sink is not an option---

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