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Old 03-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Is it safe to use WD40 or penetrating oil when trying to take apart faucet handle?


The retaining nut is stuck, preventing me from removing the cartridge.

Is it safe to use a penetrating oil in there or will that come into contact with the water I will eventually be drinking?

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Is it safe to use WD40 or penetrating oil when trying to take apart faucet handle?


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The retaining nut is stuck, preventing me from removing the cartridge.

Is it safe to use a penetrating oil in there or will that come into contact with the water I will eventually be drinking?

I wouldnt worry about it.

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Is it safe to use WD40 or penetrating oil when trying to take apart faucet handle?


Penetrating oil, on a faucet R&R, post some pic's of the faucet you are trying to take apart.

As for the WD40, it water saluable, so let the tap run it will be gone in minutes.

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