Bath faucet large hex nut removal.

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Old 01-20-01, 11:25 AM
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Hi all,

My girlfriends house has two bath sink faucets in need of replacement. I have avoided this job for months now because I know when I get done, it will leak. Lucky me, she did the hard part 6 months ago, when she went shopping and purchased 2 new faucets! Ya..right.

Before I crawl under there to tackle it, what would someone suggest I use to remove the large flat metal 20 yr old hex nuts on the hot and cold threaded fixture pipe thingies, that tighten the fixture to the sink top? Not to be confused with any water connection. An adjustable wrench may not have room up there.

Mark
 
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Old 01-20-01, 12:20 PM
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Mark,

You need a basin wrench. Long stem, with a sliding handle like on a C-Clamp on one end, and a wrench head, like a right angle, spring loaded pipe wrench on the other end. Available at big box and better hardware stores.

Once you see it, you'll know how to use it. Watch the knuckles!!
 
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Old 01-20-01, 12:45 PM
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Trying to follow PB 2000's instructions, Here is a picture of a Basin Wrench, I HOPE!!




[Edited by arkayassoc on 01-20-01 at 04:49]
 
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Old 01-20-01, 12:53 PM
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Well, picture {http://www.todayshomeowner.com/plumbing/images/19980399.word2.jpg} did not display, maybe PB2000 can tell me what I did wrong.

I know you can cut and paste tho.

 
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Old 01-20-01, 01:08 PM
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Hi arkay,

Thanks, it's a great pic!
 
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Old 01-20-01, 01:38 PM
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Here it is

You need to have [ img ] no space,paste the address to the picture then no space, then on the end it will be [ /img ]

Remember no spaces at all.

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Go to this link it will explain it.

http://forum.doityourself.com/index.php?action=bbcode
 
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Old 01-20-01, 01:50 PM
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Thanks PB2000, I got it now. Is there a way to post a jpg file from my hard drive into a DIY post?

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Old 01-20-01, 01:55 PM
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Get yourself a free website, upload any pictures you want to your site, and just cut and paste the address of the picture.

If you notice on a few of my post, where the pictures are, right click and you will see they are from my site.

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