Do I need a basin wrench to remove faucet?
A basin wrench is used by a lot of people. It can be used to remove and install a faucet, access nuts under the sink that a standard wrench can’t reach, and other places where more leverage is needed.
What can I use if I dont have a basin wrench?
If you don’t have a basin wrench at home, you could have a sockets wrench in your toolkit. You may need screwdrivers, channel lock pliers, a clean cloth, and water pump pliers too. If you own a sink drain wrench, you can use it.
What is a basin wrench look like?
A basin wrench has a shaft with two jaws at one end and a handle at the other. The jaws are joined by a pivot pin.
Can I use pliers instead of a wrench?
The tongue-and-groove pliers are used by the plumbing profession. A good rule of thumb is to use a wrench when fitting a nut or head. If you are going to use pliers on a fitting, bolt, or nut, you should use a pair with a V-notch in the jaws.
Why is faucet handle hard to turn?
It can be difficult to turn a faucet due to the build up of mineral deposits or issues with the faucet’s cartridge.
How do you lubricate a single handle faucet?
If you want to lubricate the one-handle faucet with a silicone-based grease, you have to remove the 1225 cartridge. Don’t use plumbing grade grease, silicone sprays, or any other lubricant that may be filled with oil.
How do you remove a Moen single handle kitchen faucet handle?
If you loosen the screw in the back of the handle, you can remove it from the faucet. The screw can be loosened using a 3/32″ wrench. The spout collar nut should be removed after the handle is removed.