I am trying to replace a faucet installed on a small bathroom vanity, and
the locknuts holding the faucet in place are very difficult to reach.
For anyone who has worked underneath sinks and replaced faucets, it is
usually tight quarters and hard to reach. It is especially hard to hold a
basin wrench or other tool in just the right position in order to apply
I have seen ads for a device called the Basin Buddy which is a patented,
supposedly universal basin nut wrench which claims to make the job much
Does anybody here have an opinion about this product or any other better
method of removing and tightening these locknuts?
If, as you say, you are trying to REMOVE the faucets, then that wrench
you point to will only remove the tubing coupling nuts, but likely not
the faucet mounting nuts, which are the ones which secure the faucets
themselves to the sink.
(W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
The speed of light is 1.8*10^12 furlongs per fortnight.
It's a thirty-dollar tool that's only worth two bucks. It's made of
_plastic_ for crying out loud. You'll also have to buy an 18" socket
extender, and that'll run you another fifteen dollars or so--but at
least it will be metal. :-)
Of course, only you know what your time is worth.
I never considered the possibility of using a crowsfoot-style wrench, and
this would seem to be an ideal answer for my particular problem. The hex nut
is 1-1/2", so I am going to pick up the appropriately sized wrench. I
already have the necessary extensions, ratchet, etc.
Thanks again to all for being truly excellent with great suggestions!!!
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