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May 19, 2013, 06:23 PM
AlisonM
Loose kitchen faucet handle
I purchased a home with a loose kitchen faucet, and the faucet is unmarked, so I don't know the maker. I cannot get any tool in the underside to tighten. Needle nose - not enough room to turn. Crescent wrench - too big. All I can do it finger tighten and then wait for a few days for it to get loose again. Any help would be appreciated.

Kitchen faucet above and below

May 19, 2013, 06:31 PM
Jaybee
Most times there is enough room to get a regular wrench in there - you can only get a partial turn but eventually it will get tight.

Otherwise, that 'duck bill' clamp an be removed, the black braided hose removed and the nut tightened with a deep socket. There are also plumbing specific wrenches available that can fit up in there.


Jaybee
May 23, 2013, 02:59 PM
Frodo
you need a basin wrench and patience

i use my basin wrench to turn on the water meter!

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May 23, 2013, 07:27 PM
joecaption
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Faucet-Sink-Installer/

This one tool can do 6 differant jobs.

Looks like one of those piece of poop
Price Pfister faucets.


joecaption