COMMUNITY FORUM

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
1535 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
1535 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
1535 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
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

It will soon be time to store lawn mowers and weed trimmers for the season. Before you do, be sure to clear them of clippi... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2