What is the best tool for removal of the large nut from an outdoor faucet?
I'm trying to replace the rubber washer at the end of the stem. It appears
that I need to remove the large nut (not just the smaller one immediately
below the handle).
The large nut is on very tightly. I tried using an adjustable wrench, but
it easily slips, and the same is true for a pair of groove joint pliers.
To complicate matters, the faucet is loosely mounted, so I need a way to
keep the faucet (and pipes) twisting too much when I try to loosen the nut.
Exactly what type of tools would a professional plumber use? For example if
a wrench needs to be used, exactly what type?