Using a Basin Wrench
A Handy Tool for Your Faucets
The basin wrench is an essential part of your toolkit if you want to remove, install, or tighten a bathroom or kitchen faucet, and it can help you with water supply lines connected to the faucet as well. One of the greatest advantages of the basin wrench is how it can reach places that other implements cannot. It’s very easy on the budget too.
Here is how a basin wrench can help you install or remove a faucet:
- Turn the claw until it is at a 90-degree angle.
- Clamp the claw onto the mounting nut beneath your faucet.
- Twist the claw by turning the perpendicular bar (go clockwise to tighten the mounting nut; turn counter-clockwise to loosen and remove the mounting nut).
A Couple Helpful Tips
If you have the right tools, certain plumbing jobs really can be that easy. If you encounter trouble even with the trusty basin wrench, however, here is a brief guide to troubleshooting some common issues.
- If the basin wrench can’t reach the mounting nut, you can get a telescopic basin wrench, which could reach the right length.
- If a mounting nut is barely budging, you can use a pipe or the back of a crescent wrench to intensify the force you apply to the turning motion.
If replacing your faucet doesn’t solve your plumbing problems, then you may need to call in an expert plumbing technician to help you diagnose and/or fix the issue. Whether you face a persistent leak, issues with water pressure, or other problems with your home’s plumbing, you can find the experienced help you need from the Kansas City plumbing team at A-1 Sewer & Septic Service, Inc.
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