I've got a two-handle kitchen faucet that I need to take apart (I think)
to replace a washer. The fixture is attached underneath the countertop
with these very large, plastic 'nuts' that don't take a wrench --
they've got these four ridges that radiate out and I think you're
supposed to hand tighten and loosen, but I'm not strong enough to turn
them. I tried a basin wrench but it doesn't grip right. Any ideas?
this is turtle.
Like Gini and Speed jim said from the top. i can totally rebuild a faucet
set from the top and not take it out. You take them out when you want a new
one and not to repair them.
The reason i spoke here . i just got finished with replacing Delta center
shift type with a some off the wall brand two handle type with long high
goose neck spout. If i'm going to have to replace them every 10 years or so
anyway, with all brands. i will just buy the Mickey mouse brand and dump it
every 10 years. I'm not looking forward to the next change. i think my
plumber will do the next one.
Agreed, 101% (Please, nobody fall over dead!) If you buy smart
when the midline stuff is on sale, the cost isn't all that bad,
and plus there's no guarantee that the "fix" for the old one will
be *just* replacing the cartridge.
To those not so blessed, a good Sawzall or hacksaw can do wonders
from the *top*. Just pop off the handles and the cheap potmetal
chrome-wannabe outer covering and you're left with a skelton of
pipes. Hell sometimes (with the real cheap stuff, like Sterling)
they're even plastic, but two good cuts above the sinktop and you
can lift the thing right off. Then you can pull down the tops of
the supply lines and have a lot more room to clean up the old crap.
Baisez-les s'ils ne peuvent pas prendre une plaisanterie
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