Can't unscrew the ring that secures the strainer to the counter. Have tried
the "standard" method of pliers ends in strainer holes from above &
whatever-the-name-is of that plumbing specialty tool to "grab" and twist the
ring's lugs - won't budge. Have tried to "lock" pliers into position with
adj. wrench at 90 degrees (wrench end against sink wall so it won't move).
No luck. Strainer slowly spun when attempted unscrew w/o pliers, so removed
rubber gasket in hope that WD40 could penetrate. Still no luck.
Next planned attack is to try a heat gun to ring. Anything other ideas
before getting something like a Dremel tool to cut the ring off?
Have you tried reading the OP carefully enough to see he's already
located a ring with lugs under the sink?
To the OP: I'd go for it with with the Dremel, less chance of a tool
slipping loose under heavy pressure and scratching or breaking
something. (Wear eye protection...)
Penetrating oil is good, looking to see if threads are full of
plumber's putty or other corrosion and cleaning up if so would be good.
Doubt if a heat gun would be hot enough to make much if any difference.
I'd try heavy screwdriver or punch/dull chisel and hammer for impact
Also, just as a question, sure you're trying to turn the right
direction if looking at it from the top???
You add oregano & basil, simmer them for an hour and serve over pasta.
The energy expenditure and frustration of this stuck ring must have *really*
impaired my typing and proof-reading. Heaven help me when I go back to
finish this next week. And all of this just because the chrome has worn off
& a replacement would look better... :-)
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