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aflexjr
Removing a kitchen facet

It is sometime very hard to reach up under the back of the sink and loosen the nuts that hold the facets on. I purchased (at Harbor Freight) a long needle nose pliers that is angled (90 degrees) at the end. They grip the nuts and make it very simple to remove. Also works on the supply lines and sprayer.

johnjh2o
Re: Removing a kitchen facet

Plumbers have been using a basin wrench for years.
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/brasscraft-steel-basin-wrench-t151.html#.UMEqOuTAckg

John

dj1
Re: Removing a kitchen facet

Every trade has its own special tools to make life easier.

aflexjr
Re: Removing a kitchen facet
johnjh2o wrote:

Plumbers have been using a basin wrench for years.
/buy/brasscraft-steel-basin-wrench-t151.html#.UMEqOuTAckg

John

This works twice as good as the clumsy basin wrench

johnjh2o
Re: Removing a kitchen facet

I can't see any type of needle nose pliers working on basin nut's no matter how long they are.

John

dj1
Re: Removing a kitchen facet

On Monday I had to remove an old bathroom lavatory sink faucet.

Nothing worked. The working space under the pedestal sink was tight. NOTHING WORKED. So, as I've done many times in the past, I used the sawzall to cut the faucet off the sink, without damaging the sink. Bingo, the faucet was in the trash can in 2 minutes.

Warning: don't do that unless you know how.

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