Originally Posted by amakarevic
i am having a hard time tightening the mounting nut on my sink strainer. tried useing a slip-nut wrench but it opens only 1-3" and the nut is slightly wider than that on the outside. also, wasn't able to find a bigger wrench. tried also to hold the basket at the bottom of the sink with channel locks, again to no avail because the nut gets too tight on the threads before it tightens the whole setup vertically.
am i doing something wrong and is there a different tool i should use?
I'm with ePlumber, not fond of one-trick-ponies either but in this case it's much cheaper than a large enough water pump plier which will likely get about as much use.
Check Home Depot or Ace for one of these, not sure what it's called. Print the picture if you need to and take it in.