I have a Moen single-handle kitchen faucet installed in a corian sink. 7200
It is no long secured properly and wobbles around.
The installation instructions are simple enough... "Center deck gasket and
faucet on sink. Tighten mounting nuts from below deck."
I expect my mounting nut needs to be tightened and maybe the deck gasket
needs to be replaced.
The problem is access; I can just barely touch the nut, there is no way I
could get a wrench on it to tighten it. (yes, it is loose)
Presumably there is a special tool for this, but what? Is it cheaper to
hire a plumber than to buy the special tool?
Ther is a special wrench for reaching and doing whatever with the nuts under
the sink. Called a basin wrench--has a long handle with a claw type end
that can handle any size nut and turn in either direction. Very inexpensive
and can be had at any hardware store, Home Depot/ Lowes. Definitly a job
you can handle on your own.
I've only put in two kitchen faucets, but ... both of them came with a
special wrench. Basically a long cylinder, with the apporopriately
sized hex fitting on one end, that you use to tighten the nut from far
below. Go ask at HD - they may well have extras or an open box or
returned faucet, from which you might borrow that wrench.
Do you happen to have that wrench to measure it? Apparently Moen has
changed their design so I couldn't find anything at HD to try, but they had
a few sizes of wrenches like you describe for about $6 each, so if I knew
what size I needed...
I had already tried a basin wrench before posting my question; the nut is
too big and too thin, and the access space is too cramped.
I spent 2 hours trying to get a basin wrench on the nut, but it is two wide,
too short, and too obstructed.
Moen finally got back to me by sending me a PDF of the faucet.
I emailed them again and said I don't need a diagram, I need information on
the wrench required!
They called and said they will mail me a free wrench (after first telling me
the 7200 didn't need one.)
Alls well that ends well.
How much is your time worth? I get $60/hour for consulting work...even at
1/3 that you could have driven to the store and gotten a wrench to do the
job and had at least fifteen minutes to clean up and still had change in
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