I am replacing my bathroom faucets. I've done this before, but this time I
can't seem to budge the nuts on the bottom of the old faucet handles.
There's barely enough room to get any of my wrenches on there, but when I do
I can't seem to get them turning. Is there any tool that I can use that
would make this job easier or am I going to have to take the counter top off
in order to get this done? Thanks.
If the nuts are old, corroded zinc ones, even the
basin wrench may not budge them.
In that case, chuck a long drill bit in the drill
and drill a couple of holes in the edge of the nut.
Don't worry about damaging the faucet threads.
When the drill has weakened the nut enough, the
nut can be split or pried apart.
Perhaps someone more powerful like a grinder. You have to destroy the
faucet from the top down. A Dremel would like a bit of time just to
remove a "frozen" nut.
A good basin wrench is needed to put in the new faucet anyway so ...
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