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jbeard

10:35AM | 08/06/07
Member Since: 08/05/07
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I need to replace my kitchen sink facucets. But I can't get the plastic nut loose from the old faucets. I've tried airlock wrenches and vise-grips-neither is working. It seems to be rusted on-was last replaced 20 years ago. Is there some liquid/lubricant that might loosen the nuts so I can remove the old faucets? Thanks.

Sylvan

04:36PM | 08/06/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
Me_office1
When working in apartments (cold water flats) some of the faucets were installed prior to WW 2

When faced with these frozen faucets I use a sawzall BUT I tell my employees to use a hack saw blade and one end duct taped so they cannot damage the sink finish and then use the blade under the faucet deck and slowly cut through the faucet.

Takes a lot of time and lots of caution not to damage the sink or counter top

jbeard

06:47PM | 08/06/07
Member Since: 08/05/07
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the tip. I was trying the hacksaw blade-but from underneath the sink. never thought of starting from the top. :)

Sylvan

02:41PM | 08/07/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Your very welcome

jbeard

05:59PM | 08/07/07
Member Since: 08/05/07
3 lifetime posts
Today my son-in-law came over. He did use a hacksaw and tonight I have a new kitchen faucet!!! :)

Sylvan

11:31AM | 08/08/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Congratulations, now you can do me a favor if possible.

considering you saved yourself a plumbing service call of at least $150 I would really appreciate if you consider sending a check for $10 to either one of the following.

St Jude's hospital or Make a wish foundation.

Thank you Sylvan,LMP
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