I need to remove the stem for the faucets from my bathroom sink. However, the people who built this house (10 yrs old so fairly new home) messed up. I think this is what happened. They cut holes in the granite and plywood for the sink, faucets and spout. They installed the faucet and spout first, then tried to undermount the sink. However, since they didn't measure correctly, the rim of the sink hits the hot and cold water faucet/stem. They barely cut enough of the sink away so that it fits but now, I can't turn the retaining nut on the stem because the sink is in the way.
My question is how do I cut away more of the rim of the sink so I can remove the stem? One person suggested to get a "Dremel" and cut away the rim from the retaining nut without removing the sink (less work)
Someone else suggested to take the sink out (which means cut the sealant and caulk, remove the wood holding the sink, remove the piping) and cut it with a tile cutter. Or instead of cutting, do this every time we need to replace the stem, which seems like a lot of work.
Which is the best/easiest way such that a noob like me won't mess up? Both ways I'm a little concerned because if I mess up and destroy the sink, I have to replace the granite, along with the sink since I don't think I'll find a sink that is the exact size as the existing hole.