Removing a locking nut

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Old 05-01-06, 05:36 AM
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Removing a locking nut

I'm just trying to remove a pair of plastic locking nuts from under a sink. It's on pretty tight and I'm not having any luck with a basin wrench -- any suggestions?
 
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Old 05-01-06, 06:46 AM
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Mike NYC, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Not doubting your mechanical abilities but are you turning them the correct direction. It's easy to forget that you are loosening from underneath and turn the nuts the wrong way. I would think that the nuts would break (being plastic) if you put enough pressure on them. Good luck.
 
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Thanks, but yeah, I'm turning in the right direction. I can't get any grip though, using a basin wrench -- the nut is at least partly stripped. I a also tried using a locking wrench, but couldn't move it -- any other thoughts, including a way to just cut it off?
 
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Old 05-01-06, 12:57 PM
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Dremels with a cut-off wheel work real well in tight places.
 
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I like to use a sharp wood chisel ( one that I keep for this purpose ONLY, becasue it does get dinged!) . Gently use a hammer with the chisel and split the nut. I come straight up; no need to try for a side attack.
 
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