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tsand72 02-17-2012 01:34 PM

Need help removing a difficult old kitchen faucet
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I'm trying to remove an old 3 hole kitchen faucet that had a sprayer in a fourth hole. I'm frustrated!!!

I thee hang up is what is below the sink where the supply lines were connected from the water to supply to the hot and cold handles and from the handles to the main spout. How do I get those pieces off so the parts attached above the sink can come out of the holes? Do I need to disassemble on the countertop and slide the pieces down? Or is there some was to take things apart on the bottom side?

I need some very specific pointers And recommendations

--- I'm at my wits end! See pictures....

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plumberinlaw 02-17-2012 01:47 PM

It looks like you need to unscrew and remove the escutcheon on the top, you might have to remove the valve stem first.

Yoyizit 02-17-2012 01:51 PM

Unless you want the parts, you can cut/drill/grind the thing into pieces.

tsand72 02-17-2012 01:58 PM

I've thought about cutting it. But with what?

@plumberinlaw: so you think I should attack this on the top side of the counter? I was wondering if those branches for the water (on the underside of the counter) unscrewed from the stems somehow... I just don't see how to do it...

Man-o-man this is frustrating

Yoyizit 02-17-2012 02:00 PM

joecaption 02-17-2012 04:01 PM

You have not disconneted the supply lines yet from below, once there gone, you use a basin wrench to remove the big nuts directly the counter top.
Without disconnecting the water lines it's not coming out.
I would redo that whole thing so you could use stainless steel flex lines not soild copper.

tsand72 02-17-2012 05:46 PM

I got it worked out. I had disconnected the supply lines (just not at the top in the picture). An I did remove them and replace them with stainless. Turns out the top screw plates were locked up with lime. I got rid if that and was able to get them off by unscrewing the plates on top.

The sprayer (in the 4th hole) plate is still not budging. Looked way easier on the videos! ;-)

dougp23 02-17-2012 05:49 PM

The videos never show a faucet that's been used for twenty years, so it's just fused into place, lol! Good luck with the sprayer part. You may want to save it for a day when you're fresh, it'll probably pop right out then.

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