What you’ll need
What you’ll need is here. Because there are several ways to remove a nut that is stuck, attempt the ones that can be done using the tools you already own. A trip to the hardware store could be necessary if you can’t get the plumbing nut free with this collection of tools.
- Adjustable wrench
- Basin wrench
- Penetrating oil
- Acid-based cleaner
- Wire brush
Procedure to follow
Shut off the valves
Before you begin removing the faucet, turn off the water supply if necessary. Look down underneath the sink. There are two valves that feed water to the faucet’s hot and cold handles. In order to turn off the water, turn both of these valves in the opposite direction of the arrows. If you’re unable to locate these valves, you’ll have to shut off the main water supply to the entire residence.
Use a wrench
Remove the kitchen faucet nut with an adjustable wrench that has been adjusted to the correct size, if you haven’t done so already.
If there isn’t enough room under your sink, consider using a basin wrench. In all likelihood, it won’t budge at all.
Make sure you use the same wrench for this. That’s correct, as you may have seen. The goal is to move it in any direction, no matter how difficult it may be. Consider it progress if it moves!
If that doesn’t work, pound the pipe nut with a hammer while holding the wrench. Avoid slamming into the surrounding sections. The nut may be loosening some of the calcium deposits around it with the help of the blow.
Heat it up
Cut if off
Take a few deep breaths and get into a good position.
Fire up the reciprocating saw or hacksaw.
Make a vertical incision from the top of the nut all the way to the end.
Make sure that the saw is turned off.
You can now use a pair of pliers to break and remove the clogged nut from the pipe.
Resume dismantling the faucet
The rest of the faucet may be dismantled easily once the issue nut is removed. The faucet had been held in place by a jammed nut. Remove the nut by following the instructions that you attempted previously. Using the rest of the faucet should be a cinch. You may use the same strategy to remove any other stubborn nuts from the faucet housing by just following the steps outlined above. If your kitchen faucet is dripping, check out our step-by-step instructions on how to fix it.
As a result of the hot water valve, these fixtures are constantly subjected to hard water with high mineral concentrations and high pressures. You can simply remove a jammed faucet nut from any of these fixtures if you know how. Use extreme caution while working with potentially hazardous items like a hacksaw or a propane torch. Ensure that you and your plumbing components are safe while handling the trapped nut. You’re concerned about frozen pipes bursts? Here’s what you can do.