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When the nut is stuck that well, the basket has a tendency to start to slip before the nut. So instead of twisting the nut loose, you'll end up spinning the basket. At this point it's likely you'll have to replace the basket anyway, so trying to save it could be a moot point. I'd start by trying to crack the nut. Use a hacksaw blade or oscillating tool, ...


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A sufficiently large strap wrench could be used. But at some point tool cost may approach the cost of fixture replacement.


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Another idea that may be necessary if the thing is so rusted and corroded is to cut the lower section of the basket assembly off. This can be done by several methods. The easiest one may be to cut into the side of the lower assembly along one side (vertically) with a Dremel tool with a cutoff wheel. It may be necessary to cut it on only one side or both. ...


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A Tub Drain Removal Wrench might help in this scenario. These can be found at your local home improvement or plumbing supply store. You might be able to turn the drain instead of the bolt in order to remove it.


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Tap (don't overdo it and break the "ears") with a hammer and nail or hammer and punch against the projecting "ears" - and do as many of them as you can easily reach, rather than only tapping on the most accessible one (at least until the thing starts to move.) Scribe a line before you start that goes across both parts so you can detect even a small ...


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Although it's rare, it could be that the Kitchen Vent pipe is clogged, thus causing slow draingage, or now drainage. Could be that leaves have collected there, or bugs have built a next. Google "Kitchen Vent Pipe Clogged" and see if the articles there are helpful.


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It it is a new build, then removing the trap under the sink will not be an issue. Just loosen the nuts, remove the trap (have a pan underneath) and then clean the trap. This is most likely the source of the slow draining. If the trap looks clean, then get a hand auger (snake) to clean the drain line. It is best to do this with the trap out. Hand augers ...


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The discoloration is either caused by rust or hard water stains. If you are seeing the same kind of discoloration on your other plumbing fixtures such as rings in the toilet, water stains in the tub, etc. then you have hard water. Hard water stains are very tough to remove and won't come off with bathroom cleaner. There are products on the market which are ...


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Hot water line is closer to the (substitute "source of cold" for "outside wall" in my comment) than the cold water line, and freezes first. Mysterious water stoppages in cold weather are nearly always from pipes freezing. The fact that it's the hot water line does not mean that it's full of hot water - after it's sat for a few hours, it's cold, and if it's ...


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There are several silicone or silicone-based adhesive caulks specifically forumulated for kitchen/bath use. My personal favorite is DAP in the flexible tube. But whatever trips your fancy...


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...you have some of the best tap water in the country. Either remove it completely, or possibly use a carbon filter cartridge if there's enough chlorine to bother you. If the filter looks off, the filter housing probably needs a good cleaning/sanitizing. Which one (or how many) of the bottled water companies is just bottled NYC tap water?


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Applying heat directly to silicone caulking will soften it up and could cause it to lose its adherence to the surface. Heating silicone aids in removal.


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If you're looking for something like this (only hopefully fancier). You could simply build the cabinet in such a way, that there is a brace where the pedestal part should connect. Just make sure the brace is strong enough to support the sink, and has a way to connect the sink to it while also allowing the plumbing to pass through. NOTE: These ...


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This is not a trivial project, as apron front sinks have straight edges on the front sides and bottom. 2 cleats should span under the sink to support the weight. They should be sturdy enough to make the cradle, perhaps 1x3 or 1x4, oriented like joists. You could reinforce the cabinet sides with the same size boards laid flat and extending to the cabinet ...



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