On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:50:23 -0600, Michael Dobony
I needed a grinding tool recently. I got one from Harbor Freight. I
think it was $12. Didn't have an extension, but I think they had that
too. Is it as good as a Dremel? Probably not by a long shot. But I
managed to get through 61 years without such a tool, so I figured
there's a good chance I'll never use it again. It got the job done
(grinding away half a dozen screws whose hex heads had rusted beyond
getting a wrench or even a vice grip on). If I'm real lucky, it'll sit
on my shelf for the next 40 years. More likely the next time it sees
the light of day will be as part of my estate sale.
Remind me to not attend your sale ;-)
In that category, mine will have the 30,000 RPM CRAFTSMAN/RotoZip and
plunge router/circle cutter kit,AND the CRAFTSMAN 30,000 1/4" "Rotary Die
Grinder" AND the standard 1/8" DREMEL rotary tool with the 80 accessory kit.
(Maybe I have too many tools ;-))
Some days I have a hard time deciding which one to use to cut off bolt
I understand your problem. Epxoy will be a temporary solution. If
you can get some of it down between the bottom of utthe sink and the
nut that night help. But since you can't loosen or tighten the nuts
the chances of you getting much penetration between the faucet and the
sink are low. Epoxy gobbed on the outside will be very temporary.
The leverage and poor gluing surface are working against you.
There are tools for attempting to get the nut off. As others have
mentioned a dremel would also work. You might go around every day for
a few weeks and spray the nut area with wd40 or whatever your favorite
Those old porcelain cast iron sinks are pretty tough, I'd' even try a
small chisel on your nut if nothing else worked.
Meaning a small COLD chisel, not a wood chisel.
But I agree: there's always a way to get things like this off. May take
a lot of patience and a coordinated attack plan, but you can somehow
un-freeze, crack, split, cut or chisel the nut off.
The fashion in killing has an insouciant, flirty style this spring,
with the flaunting of well-defined muscle, wrapped in flags.
On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 20:42:42 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It is NOT zinc, but lead, or more precisely, a lead alloy (another one
pulled through the hole when the giant washer disintegrated). I ended up
getting a multitool, not for this job, but for an ongoing job of replacing
broken windows. The multitool is the only reasonable way to pull out the
old, hard caulking between the aluminum retainer and the glass in these old
1950's commercial windows. Replacing these windows is an time-consuming and
ongoing job. I have 3 critical windows right now to work on.
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