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Old 06-04-2010, 09:50 PM  
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hi, i am trying to remove a bath faucet. the hex nuts underneath the sink are giving me problems. it is a standard centerset faucet. the nut is rusty and small. i tried basin wrench. i cannot get it to loosen. please take a look at the attached picture. what tool do I use to loosen it?

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Old 06-04-2010, 10:41 PM  
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I would use penetrating oil on it repeatedly over the course of several days, and then use a deep socket with and extension.







It looks like that nut is rusting. Whenever you do ANY plumbing work, use solid brass or stainless steel fasteners to avoid problems like these.

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Old 06-05-2010, 04:06 PM  
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An abrasive cut off wheel in a Dremel or Roto Zip should have it off quickly...

I don't usually have several days to wait for penetrating oil to work or not...

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