Loosen water supply line nuts - what to use?

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Old 10-16-20, 03:39 PM
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Loosen water supply line nuts - what to use?

Hello,

Seems that there is a leak from a supply line hose under Bathroom basin. Need to loosen the bolt that connects hose to faucet.

What's the ideal/recommended method to loosen this bolt. Read somewhere that WD-40 is not to be used for this.

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Old 10-16-20, 03:49 PM
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You just use a basin wrench and loosen the nut on the supply line. After you shut the water off, obviously.
 
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There should be two hex nuts involved. One should be on the faucet tube and the other on the end of the water feed tube. Hold the nut on the faucet tube and turn the nut (CCW looking up) on the feed tube. Best tools are tubing wrenches. Shouldn't need any penetrating fluid prior to loosening but no harm if done.
 
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Nut is quite tight..It's been there for nearly 20 years...
 
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