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yitbitw 04-09-2008 08:23 AM

[Kitchen Faucet] HELP!! Problem removing faucet for 3 days..
I am sure some have encountered this...
(Please look at this pdf file: it is the T-shaped nut and bolt under the faucet)
(this is not the model i have.. but for ease of explanation)

I just cannot remove this large nut that hold the faucet in place.
It is long nut bolted to the thread attached directly to main faucet body (under it).

I really think it corroded to the point that I will not be able to remove by turn it.

Is there a way to overcome of this "no way out" problem?
I tried spraying lub without any luck.
Then I thought about cutting sink near the main faucet hole and pulling old faucet out, but this sounds very.. damaging.

I would greatly appreciate anyone's input on this.
please.. somebody.. help me!!

Thank you! ^_^

Ron The Plumber 04-09-2008 09:00 AM

Basin wrench, and brute force, if it wont unscrew then it will snap under pressure.

yitbitw 04-09-2008 09:06 AM

I thought so too..
but the prob. is that the sink started to bend making popping sound.
I don't think sink is strong enough to do that..


Ron The Plumber 04-09-2008 09:11 AM

Try tightening it up 1st then try to back it off.

skymaster 04-09-2008 11:06 AM

if you can get a clean shot at it, try heating it. Just dont burn the house down around it :}

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