How do I remove this faucet? Does the sink have to come off too? I sure hope not.
See that 2" to 3" long silver 6-sided hex nut? Get a wrench and unscrew that. Above it is a brass semi-circular washer shaped like a "C". This will come off now that the nut is gone. From there, it's a matter of making sure that all supply lines are disconnected and puling everything out from the top.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Jaybee,
he he he he..jaybee is correct, thats how it comes off,
if it was new.
now. let me tell you how your really gonna do it
its all crusted and rusted. the nut, aint gonna budge
if it dont, using a hacksaw blade, with a little duck tape on the end, so you wont cut your self
saw the nut in half the best you can, then, take a long sharp screw driver or a sharp chisel and split that nut
this CAN be done without taking the sink out
or you can take sink out
after yousplit nut, remove as jaybee has said
use a nonabrasive cleaner on the top of sink to clean up the grunge
Could I do it with my new chain saw I got for Christmas?
Aww common Frodo, everybody has to figure out sometime why guys like you and I charge so much for what we do.
One thing you can count on when working on old plumbing is if you try and work on one thing another is going to break or leak.
fer shurr, joecaption.
another thing you can do... clamp a vise-grip onto that long nut. twist it back and forth until the threaded boss from the faucet base breaks off. you will skin your knuckles if you don't have heavy work gloves on, and might carve your arm a little under the sink on something. wear a heavy coat. the thread and nut holds on a washer, which will try and fall on your face. put on your goggles.
now spray a little penetrating oil like FastBreak on the bottom of the faucet, trying to get it under the edge so it loosens the crud bond to the sink. give it 5 minutes, and poke that faucet off.
clean everything up real well so the new one and the plumbers' putty seals up tightly.
if this was a plastic undermount sink or a cast iron job, the smart installer would have used clear silicone instead of plumbers putty. so that would be sharp thin knife time to cut that material instead of penetrating oil and a pokestick from beneath.This message has been edited. Last edited by: swschrad,
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
And if working on your back with your butt on the ground in an uncomfortable position, with debris falling onto your face, and bits of metal falling into your eyes don't excite you, then that type of sink install is not difficult to remove, which would make it easier to change out and install a new faucet.
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