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Old 08-31-2015, 09:37 AM   #1
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How the **** do I get this off?


1" Granite Countertop
Recessed faucet nut

Too small for basin wrench
Too small for any other tool I can find
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:00 AM   #2
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If a basin wrench is too big, maybe a socket driven open-end wrench like the one below (just to break it loose since you need 60 of movement to get to the next set of opposing flats). Add ratchet extensions as needed.


Or a flare-nut wrench. The problem with the flare-nut wrench is they all may be 6-point (60 again). I have taken a 12-point box-end wrench and used a die grinder to make a 12-point flare-nut wrench (30).
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:08 AM   #3
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If a basin wrench is too big, maybe a socket driven open-end wrench like the one below (just to break it loose since you need 60 of movement to get to the next set of opposing flats). Add ratchet extensions as needed.


Or a flare-nut wrench. The problem with the flare-nut wrench is they all may be 6-point (60 again). I have taken a 12-point box-end wrench and used a die grinder to make a 12-point flare-nut wrench (30).
Well for crying out loud, all the years I did mechanics and needed a line wrench and all I had to do is make one. I did buy a few of them but you know how a son is with your wrenches. LOL Thanks for the tip.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:35 PM   #4
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Me: I would remove all the attaching pipe and hoses, and things, and use a deep well socket the size of the nut, it is probably 1.25 or larger in size.

Looks to have been assembled the same way, from all the stuff up there.


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Same problem, i unhooked the drain and water supply, unbolted rhe counter and flipped it upside down.

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They have basin wrenches with smaller jaws. The one i have fits those nuts.
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never run into my basin wrench not working..may be slow coming off but it looks like it should come off....move the wrench at different angles ..even a small amount of movement will loosen it to where it will come off by hand...
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