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Old 02-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Trying, trying, trying to get the nut off a kitchen faucet I'm replacing. Soaked the heck out of it with WD40 but still no joy. The faucet is from 1987 so I think the nut is steel on a brass treaded pipe. Then there's the lock nut to the faucet handle. Brass on brass there.

I gave up on my basin wrench and took the sink out.

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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I gave up on my basin wrench and took the sink out.
since you've got the sink out, have you tried heat?
Or a dremel type tool to cut the nut.

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Best stuff I've found for this situation is called "PB Blaster." Its automotive. You spray it on a few hours (or the night before) and then crank away the next day.
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Box end wrench and a hammer to shock it loose.
Deep well socket and a rachet may also work.
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The best stuff I've ever used is called Mouse Milk. The main ingredient is oil of wintergreen.
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Box end wrench and a hammer to shock it loose.
Deep well socket and a rachet may also work.
I did try that with no luck. I'll try the ratchet again. And I'll look for some PB Blaster and/or Mouse Milk. Thanks!
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I know you're all excited to hear how this all ended up. I finally brought the whole damn sink home and sawed through the nut. Which, by the way, STILL didn't just fall off. Oh no, I ended up sawing off the rest of the valve and using a wrench to get it off. I was contemplating getting a whole new sink, but tenacity finally won out.

Thanks for all your suggestions!

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