#1
Kay , so I'm installing a new faucet in my kitchen and I'm trying to remove the nuts that hold the old faucet in place, problem is that , when I use the basin Wrench on these, they are so old and brittle , that the edges break off and I have nothing to grip on to.Now , I know this a guitar forum but it seems to be the only forum alive that people actually go onto. So if anyone knows anything to help me out , or even another method to remove the Locking Nuts please fill me in.

Thanks in Advance.

ShaunDiel
#2
ahhh another qualification belonging to the pit along with their medical experties

sorry i have nothing constructive to add tho
#3
well when this happens on my car, tractor or whatever im working on i use a blow torch and water, but that may not work for you
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#4
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well when this happens on my car, tractor or whatever im working on i use a blow torch and water, but that may not work for you


Yeah I would except the locking nuts are these horrible welfare plastic pieces of crap.
#5
If you are not going to reuse the pipe, just cut it off. If you are, go buy some new nuts to replace the old ones. I would try and put something over it to grip more with the pliers. Try some lube or something along those lines.

Or use a chisel, 2x4 or anything and a hammer.
#6
have u tried steaming the part?

that might loosen up the grit/dirt and it will also expand the metal.

as far as the threading goes..... try ur best to get a wrench with teeth (not too sharp) so that way you have a bit more grip.

i've had trouble like this before.... persistance and a strong arm will win!!

good luck!!
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#7
^^^Agree. Technically, a basin wrench can unscrew a totally stripped nut. so if fragment chips off, re-tighten it...repeat. Show that thing who's boss!!
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#8
vice grips with some penetrating oil , if you dont have those pliers, if you dont have those oxyacetylene torch.
i need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah.