Impossible to remove Nut holding faucets under sink...Tight, tight space


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Old 04-26-17, 01:39 PM
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Hi, I'm removing an old Moen faucet and can't get the damn nuts of either of the faucets underneath. I have about 1/2 cm on the far side of the nut between nut and counter lip that holds sink in. On the other (near) side of the nut I have a little less than 3 inches between nut and sink. I got the thinnest edge basin wrench I could find (hoping yet knowing) but no-go. I was just able to get a grip but then I could not turn it due to space requirements. I've tried regular wrenches etc, the only thing that got a pretty strong grip was a vice grip but then virtually no room to move and unfortunately it didn't even budge. I have heard of the basin buddy but not available here in town and also a deep socket faucet wrench but also not in town. Please, I really want to get this done today and I'm stuck..haha..literally, eh?? Also have thought of cutting nut off but nothing will get close enough. I've heard about drilling it off but not sure how or if it would work. Any idea's?? Here are some pics.Name:  IMG_1966[1].jpg
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Old 04-26-17, 02:01 PM
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Not sure how to remove this thread but maybe someone can learn from my experience. Before I posted this problem I put the straw-like adapter on my wd40 and got as good of a spray above the nuts as possible. When I was done posting I thought, what the hell, giver another shot. So I used the only thing that could get a grip, my handy vice-grips and tried again and after much grunting and groaning the left side loosened and came off. The right side was more difficult but with my new found confidence from the left side success, I continued and it finally budged and now...I am happy to say, I am ready to install my new faucet.
 
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Old 04-26-17, 02:40 PM
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Are you using a basin wrench?
 
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Old 04-26-17, 02:53 PM
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Those style nuts are usually plastic or nylon and can be cut easily.
 
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Old 04-30-17, 12:35 PM
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There's an app for that:

https://www.amazon.com/Pasco-7000-Qu.../dp/B004M3GP50
 
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Old 05-01-17, 08:28 AM
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Been there, done it.

Had one once and the only way I could remove was to cut off the faucet. Could not get a basing wrench in there due to being a double sink, garbage disposal, RO lines, drain lines etc!

Cant remember if I used a saws all or a die grinder with cut off wheel but it was a PITA!

Learned to use anti seize on the fittings!
 
 

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