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Old 04-23-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Removing this type of supply line from bathroom faucet?


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I'm attempting to replace the faucet in our bathroom, and I've removing the nut around the supply line, however it seems that the supply line (a really really hard non-flexible type of rubber) is embedded into the supply line valve. It also seems that it does the same thing to the bottom of the faucet handles, never seen this before.

Anyone have a recommendation on how to remove the lines? I have everything unscrewed, it's just the lines that need to be taken out so I can put new lines and the new faucet in.

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those are compression fittings. The little lump you see is a ferrule that gets squished to seal the pipe. They should just pull out. You might have to twist them a bit to break free any mineral deposits that have accumulated.
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Since you're not going to keep those supply lines, I'd use a pair of pliers for better grip. Then twist/manipulate them around a bit like nap suggests and they should come loose quite easily.
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Thanks, I pulled on them and finally got them off. The installation of the faucet took longer than expected because of the nuts under the faucet. I'm a big guy so trying to get under my sink and twisting 1/4" every time took a while

In the end tho, looks great, better than the old piece of junk that was there.
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Those nuts that go on underneath the faucet are a pain. lol.
Especially if you have a deep sink.
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Those nuts that go on underneath the faucet are a pain. lol.
Especially if you have a deep sink.
Sounds like you already got it replaced... for future reference, this is where a basin wrench comes into play.
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