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Old 04-14-2015, 06:04 AM   #1
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I am trying to remove all basin hardware and plumbing underneath. I have been able to get the pipes d/c and the taps removed, but cannot loosen the t-pipe or the brace on top of the basin.

Obviously I only need to loosen one to slip the whole lot out - obviously my brute strength isn't working. Wondering if one is easier than the other?!

Kind of stupidly pulled it all apart as my husband is away - now obviously have no water, would prefer help instead of ringing him in utter defeat! :/

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Old 04-14-2015, 06:54 AM   #2
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They are not all alike--so a picture of the faucet would help--or a link to the manufacturer--

If this is a 'spread' faucet--seperate handles and spout--those are fastened from the top of the sink--the fancy trims hide the attachment nuts or C-clips.

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Old 04-14-2015, 07:18 AM   #3
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Thank you, no clue on manufacturer.
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Just as I suspected--that brass nut needs to be removed and the valve will come out from below.

That is a corroded thing---if you cant get it to turn loose---you can break the nut---a drill bit--placed against the threads and the top of the nut --drill into the nut in a couple of places---snap the nut by wedging a screw driver into the hole you made--
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Amazing, thank you! I will give that a go!
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It probably won't help any, it looks too corroded. You can try some pb blaster let it soak for awhile, give it a few taps, try again.
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Use a mini hack saw and cut the big brass nut. Once you get it close to through place a flat head screw driver in the cut and twist it should snap the nut. We are talking about the big flat nut by the sink.
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I ended up drilling two holes into the bottom nut, and snapping it that way!

One down, one too go. I've decided this will be my last DIY plumbing task. EVER. I had to fight the urge to get the grinder and grind the whole thing away!

Thanks for all your help.

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