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Old 01-17-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Hi,
Please someone help me with this. I have used wd-40 before
but not for water joints. I am trying to remove my hotwater
valve below the kitchen sink. First there was the mineral
deposit from probably very slight drips because i never felt any
water there, anyways I brushed that away and now it's clear enough
where all I can see is the teflon tape used to help secure the joint.
I cannot get it loose, I'm afraid of course to break it but was
wondering if I could spray with the wd-40. My concern is it getting
into the pipe itself. If it did, is it dangerous, plus I would be spraying just
a tiny amt I just need a little leverage to loosen the thing.
Sorry for the long winded post but half the time I have no idea
what I should be asking thanks for your help.

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Old 01-17-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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Could you post a pic of what it is you're trying to loosen?

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Old 01-17-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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Hi,
Please someone help me with this. I have used wd-40 before
but not for water joints. I am trying to remove my hotwater
valve below the kitchen sink. First there was the mineral
deposit from probably very slight drips because i never felt any
water there, anyways I brushed that away and now it's clear enough
where all I can see is the teflon tape used to help secure the joint.
I cannot get it loose, I'm afraid of course to break it but was
wondering if I could spray with the wd-40. My concern is it getting
into the pipe itself. If it did, is it dangerous, plus I would be spraying just
a tiny amt I just need a little leverage to loosen the thing.
Sorry for the long winded post but half the time I have no idea
what I should be asking thanks for your help.
I don't see how this could be "dangerous," but make sure the valve is shut off before you attempt this. I would recommend getting a bigger wrench for leverage.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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Great idea. lets see if i can post it.
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Picture posted. I'ts the one on the left it's been closed for a long time
but trying to add the dishwasher. The other on the right goes to the sink.
I do not have a lot of space under there to really go at it and so far it will
not budge.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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Picture posted. I'ts the one on the left it's been closed for a long time
but trying to add the dishwasher. The other on the right goes to the sink.
I do not have a lot of space under there to really go at it and so far it will
not budge.
If possible, I would recommend you unscrewing the handle and that would allow your wrench greater travel/better leverage on that pug.
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I don't see how this could be "dangerous," but make sure the valve is shut off before you attempt this. I would recommend getting a bigger wrench for leverage.
I've had it shut off a couple days now as I soaked the joint
with a piece of rag dipped in vinegar to help remove the stuck
on stuff so no hot water in that sink right now. Thanks for your
help.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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I've had it shut off a couple days now as I soaked the joint
with a piece of rag dipped in vinegar to help remove the stuck
on stuff so no hot water in that sink right now. Thanks for your
help.
What kind of wrench are you using?
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I'm about to post a pic of the 2 tools I've
tried so far. I think one is a wrench.
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I'm about to post a pic of the 2 tools I've
tried so far. I think one is a wrench.
You'll probably need a two crescent wrenches or a small crescent wrench and channel lock pliers.
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Here they are. I am very fearful of having it break
on me, that's probably the biggest thing.
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Very difficult to use the red one because of the lack of
room and yes I tried with the valve open so little more
room with fear of hot water
omg one little thing kicking my btt.
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Got it didn't have to use the wd-40.
Thanks for all the suggestions was just
afraid to apply the pressure I guess. Used
another tool and now it's like, what was that
all about lol.
Thanks all.

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