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I am replacing a 4-inch spread faucet. The hot and cold water taps each have a big brass nut threaded under the sink (in addition to the basin nuts). These nuts are connected to each other by something I’ve never seen (I’ve only done about a half dozen sinks in houses I’ve had). I don’t know how to remove the piece connecting those nuts so that I can remove the nuts. enter image description here

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    Can you add a picture from the top? Given the prominent "front" marking on that I suspect the whole thing pulls out the bottom, perhaps after undoing something above so that can happen.
    – Ecnerwal
    Aug 8, 2020 at 22:54
  • Added a picture from the top. Aug 8, 2020 at 23:11
  • We should close the question if the answer the op provided is deleted that doesn’t make any sense.
    – Ed Beal
    Aug 9, 2020 at 15:27

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This was a bottom-mount faucet.

I was able to pry out a plastic ring holding each side, and drop it down from the bottom.

See the hot water side in the picture.

A small screwdriver easily fit in the notch.

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  • So the moral of the story is; A small screwdriver was required to get your big brass nuts off ?
    – Alaska Man
    Aug 9, 2020 at 17:19

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