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rjw_mpwr 06-04-2010 09:46 PM

problem: remove bath faucet
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hi, i am trying to remove a bath faucet. the hex nuts underneath the sink are giving me problems. it is a standard centerset faucet. the nut is rusty and small. i tried basin wrench. i cannot get it to loosen. please take a look at the attached picture. what tool do I use to loosen it?


bob22 06-04-2010 10:16 PM

If basin wrench is slipping, I'd spray the nut/bolt with Liquid Wrench, let it set for a while, try a 6-point socket, a box wrench, or vice grips.

McSteve 06-05-2010 02:55 AM

Those nuts can get real nasty and stuck. I have good luck with vise grips sometimes. If that doesn't work, and you're replacing this faucet with a new one, go get yourself a Dremel and some reinforced cut-off wheels. You'll love it. It'll slice those nuts right off there. It's always my last resort for stuck hardware, and it hasn't let me down yet :thumbup:

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