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Post by cablab on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:53 pm

cheapest replacement i could find was $40 i want do the job myself but they say i need this tool? Basin wrench $32 at homer depot? any suggetions???
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Post by cablab on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:55 pm

btw plumber says $50 at least?
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:07 am

cablab wrote:btw plumber says $50 at least?

Sometimes it takes a while for someone with repair knowledge to see the post-hang on and I am sure someone with plumbling knowledge will be along......................

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Post by Jen on Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:07 am

I wonder if there are any places that would just rent the tool to you for a day for a few dollars so, you wouldn't have to spend $32 on a tool you'll only use once. I have heard of people renting tools before.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:17 am

Ace Hardware rents tools here for about a quarter of the cost. If it is a tool you can get at walmart buy it- use it -clean it and return it. bounce

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Post by cablab on Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:37 am

TY for the feedback stillleaning towards a plumber...But i did just crawl under the sink and saw the last plumbers cheat>>> he used a Wing Nut instead of what you need the basin wrench for LOL...i think i can do it myself now pirat
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:44 am

cablab wrote:cheapest replacement i could find was $40 i want do the job myself but they say i need this tool? Basin wrench $32 at homer depot? any suggetions???

ACE Hardware has them listed on line for $6. Pick up at your local store if you got one near you.

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Post by cablab on Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:51 am

TY booniebeast...ILYour picture btw Very Happy
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Post by mrgolf on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:11 am

Need2Bworking wrote:Ace Hardware rents tools here for about a quarter of the cost. If it is a tool you can get at walmart buy it- use it -clean it and return it. bounce
I'm not proud of this but once I bought a $600 suit ($3000 at today's prices) for an interview and then returned it
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:49 am

cablab wrote:TY booniebeast...ILYour picture btw Very Happy

Thanks, just a thought and I am not sure what you are replacing, guess the faucet? Anyway, we have a store here that's like a clearinghouse for building materials etc that have been bought at salvage, like from an insurance company claim after a fire loss at a store and the parts are still good but had to be sold as salvage and at a fraction of the cost. Granted selection is whatever they have but it is brand new and 75 to 90% off retail. Take some time and search the net in your area. bet you got one you didn't know about!

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:50 am

So, Cablab...your issue is leakage? I don't see the reason you need the...Basin wrench?

The fact is..
if you are dealing with leakage...mineral build up...
first - get rid of the mineral build up, use a cleaner on the faucet handles etc., and around the base mount of the facet itself.

To loosen the faucet basin wing nuts is not gonna do harm, turn the water off first.
if there is build up, we all have it...unless we have a MAID..this can cause leakage..

you can use other tools to adjust the basin nut, like a vice grip, or a crescent, I have to deal with this where I live since they set up the water pressure all wrong, and the whole house is done by novices, not that I am a pro, but I do what I have to do.

Here is the explanation of what a Basin Wrench is used for:

The sole purpose of the basin wrench is to remove and replace the nuts
that hold a faucet in place. This inexpensive tool only has that one
job--it works in tight, low visibility places for sink repair. Most of
these inconvenient spaces are too tight for you to use a pair of pliers.
The basin wrench actually looks like a long steel bar with a claw on
one end. The other end makes a "T" as a smaller bar goes across it.
Read more: How to Use a Basin Wrench | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2077469_use-basin-wrench.html#ixzz1GMRPVdfT

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:07 am

Good point by mobs. If it's just a leak and that's all you wanna fix, you probably just need new washers to replace to worn ones. Take one of the old ones with you to match up the size at the hardware store. Under $1/ You won't need a wrench at all just a pair of pliers to remove the faucet or knobs (maybe just a screwdriver for the knobs) Make sure you cut the water off from the source for the sink before you start! You will have a lot of fun if you don't! Not!


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Post by Sunrise on Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:08 am

mrgolf wrote:
Need2Bworking wrote:Ace Hardware rents tools here for about a quarter of the cost. If it is a tool you can get at walmart buy it- use it -clean it and return it. bounce
I'm not proud of this but once I bought a $600 suit ($3000 at today's prices) for an interview and then returned it

affraid lol!
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:42 am

If the faucet is not physically broken, there is no need to replace it. Find the source of the leak, many times it's as simple as replacing an O-Ring. Where is the leak, above or below the sink? Also many faucets today do not need a basin wrench to remove it. What you saw (wing nut) is what many use today for ease of removal.

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