Okay, hose is off!
I did get help though. First I tried using WD-40, then liquid wrench
with no luck. First tool tried was the strap wrench, then the hose
end got a little slippery and it wouldn't grip anymore. I went out
and bought a Channellock V-Jaw and that didn't work either. At that
point I could either get a metal cutting bit for my Dremel, hacksaw
it, or call someone. I decided to bring a plumber out. He tried a
Channellock too with no luck. He didn't want to apply heat because
there was a plastic housing around the spigots. He got a hacksaw
blade and made two scores large enough to get a screwdriver blade into
in an attempt to crack or weaken the hose end. It didn't crack off,
but then he got a second Channellock and gripped the spigot with it,
then used the other Channellock on the hose end and is came free
without any damage to the spigot. It cost me $60 but I learned some
stuff and I'm glad to have it fixed.
Thanks so much to everyone for their posts and ideas! I know I let
him do what many of you suggested I do, but I chickened out on the
cutting. I didn't want to hack at it with a saw or Dremel and mess it
up to a point where a plumber couldn't take normal steps to get it
off, which may cost more in the long run :) Looking back maybe if I
had simply used the 2-Channellock method if would have come off
without cutting, but if I had broken the spigot I would have needed
the plumber anyway, at a likely higher cost.
Thanks again to all who posted their suggestions.
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