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Old 08-18-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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So i'm trying to replace my faucet in my sink and I got everything except one nut underneath my sink. It seems to be corroded or rusted.

The first thing I tried was WD40 and letting it sit for about an hour. Then I went and got PB penetrating oil and sprayed quite a bit on there and left it there overnight, and the nut would not come loose, even after tapping it with a hammer.

I sprayed PB again before I went to work and it still won't come off tonight. What should I do?

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You can pull the sink and use vicegrips, take a sawzall to the faucet, or use a big hammer

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So i'm trying to replace my faucet in my sink and I got everything except one nut underneath my sink. It seems to be corroded or rusted.

The first thing I tried was WD40 and letting it sit for about an hour. Then I went and got PB penetrating oil and sprayed quite a bit on there and left it there overnight, and the nut would not come loose, even after tapping it with a hammer.

I sprayed PB again before I went to work and it still won't come off tonight. What should I do?
LOL I chuckled a little when I saw the title, then I read your post and couldn't stop laughing.. Haha oh man!

OMG just read it again and still can't stop laughing.

Read it to my wife, she started laughing, now we're both in tears.. laughing..

Sorry, not a professional answer. Just darn funny the way you wrote it
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Yeah i'm not real technical....
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Yeah i'm not real technical....
It had nothing to do with you being technical.. I was just thinking more anatomically "nuts"
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On a serious note though, I would just take an angle grinder to it. With safety glasses of course
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They make a tool for that but I'm not sure what it's called. It's basically a 3/4" (I think) hole saw with a plastic shroud around it to catch all the filings and metal to keep them from going into your eyes.

I don't have one but I'd like to get it.
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probably not much clearence, maybe a dremel or roto zip to reach up in there, yes be careful and wear glasses.

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