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Old 03-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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So I just bought a new kitchen faucet and was going to get it installed tonight. I have installed a few in the past with no problem. Unfortunatly I don't have a basin wrench and I can't get the nut off the bottom of the faucet. I have destroyed my hands trying . I drank two beers after to take the edge off and now I can't drive to get a basin wrench, but it's really bugging me that I can't get this done tonight. Are there any tricks out there? Or should I just shut it down for tonight? Thanks everyone.

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I hate it when this happens to me. But, there is just no substitute for the right tool.

If I were you I would apply more beer and finish it tomorrow with the right tool. But I've learned the hard way the lesson of working too late, too tired and without the right tools

I assume you mean the nut off the old faucet? There are a number of things to try. In a pinch, I have used my roto-tool to cut a notch through part of the nut and used a big screw driver and a hammer to knock it loose. But, this might not be the best suggestion if you've already had too much to drink to drive..... .

Good luck. Hopefully some of the plumbers will have a better suggestion.

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what about pulling the sink to get to the nut? not the best answer obviously, but without a basin wrench the only thing i would try is a very small crescent.
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I hate it when this happens to me. But, there is just no substitute for the right tool.

If I were you I would apply more beer and finish it tomorrow with the right tool. But I've learned the hard way the lesson of working too late, too tired and without the right tools

I assume you mean the nut off the old faucet? There are a number of things to try. In a pinch, I have used my roto-tool to cut a notch through part of the nut and used a big screw driver and a hammer to knock it loose. But, this might not be the best suggestion if you've already had too much to drink to drive..... .

Good luck. Hopefully some of the plumbers will have a better suggestion.

Haha I agree. I don't have a roto tool anywho. I figured I would bring my oscillating tool home from work tommorow and do exactly what you just suggested. I guess not getting it done tonight isn't a big deal, I just hate being beaten by an old sink.
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what about pulling the sink to get to the nut? not the best answer obviously, but without a basin wrench the only thing i would try is a very small crescent.
Ya know what, I undid the drains, unscrewed the sink clamps, stood up and realised that the faucet goes through the sink... Can't take the sink out. I had to laugh about that.
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Ya know what, I undid the drains, unscrewed the sink clamps, stood up and realised that the faucet goes through the sink... Can't take the sink out. I had to laugh about that.
goes it go thru the countertop as well? cause it is supposed to be attached to the sink
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Ya know what, I undid the drains, unscrewed the sink clamps, stood up and realised that the faucet goes through the sink... Can't take the sink out. I had to laugh about that.
Yeah. It's time to knock off for the night. I have learned to just 'stop' when things get dicy at the end of the day. You stop thinking straight and start making bad decisions and judgment calls.

I have broken something or hurt myself one too many times when I thought to myself.. just a few more minutes and I can be done!
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Yup. I gave up a while back. I appreciate the replies. I'll get this done tommorow after work.
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Yup. I gave up a while back. I appreciate the replies. I'll get this done tommorow after work.
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