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Old 09-21-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Tried a couple of hours trying to remove the old leaky faucet, removed all water supply lines as well as the spray.

Does not seem to have nuts and bolts holding the base, passed the step that needed an Allen wrench to remove the adapter, but got held up in this step, now only the base is still attached with the counter top, anyone can shed some lights on how can I remove this sucker?
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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There isn't a single large nut down below?
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I am puzzelled
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To answer Bud Cline's question - nope, no nuts underneath
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Hang on. One of the local plumbers here will be along shortly. If there is no nut down there I have no idea what's up.
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I removed a clamp underneath the counter, and this is what looks like now underneath.
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I have never in my life seen anything like that. Is the metal piece simply glued to the stone somehow? Is the upper piece loose?
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The upper piece feels like is set in stone, no movement after I tried to yank it. Also this old faucet came with the house, I could not get a identification of what brand is, how odd
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Silicone top and bottom maybe.
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Still no luck, however found this video on youtube, the host indicates that for some faucets, they need to be removed from above, if no nuts and bolts underneath, but he did not elaborate...

http://youtu.be/HlLF24acHbs
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There is a long brass nut on the center tube that is pressing against the steel plate--Remove that nut and the steel plate will come loose and you're done.

Moen provides a deep socket wrench with the faucet to make installing easier.

Any wrench will do.
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Hard to tell but the inside looks like a Delta to me but the underside looks like Moen. Have you tried giving it a whack on the side to break it loose from the countertop?
Is there a nut underneath on that center corroded pipe for the sprayer? If so, that needs to be removed.
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Dalishi--Any luck? Take off the bottom nut--that's all there is to it.
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worked!! Removed the nuts using a basin wrench, a bit tight but managed to remove, now the sucker is off, time to install the new faucet!! thank you so much!
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worked!! Removed the nuts using a basin wrench, a bit tight but managed to remove, now the sucker is off, time to install the new faucet!! thank you so much!
Good job.
Heres a little tip.
Next time you run into this, bend the cooper lines back and forth and they will snap right off.
That will give you extra room to work on getting the rust ball of a nut off.
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