It's a pretty simple problem, but I couldn't find anything, maybe I'm searching for the wrong keywords.

There's no room no unscrew my kitchen faucet, even if I twist the spout along with it there's just not enough room for a full turn of neither, it was probably installed before the countertop.

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I tried to unscrew the spout off but there's not enough room for that either...

Worth noting that I'm in a rented apartment and I have no tools, I wonder if I can solve with by bending it with some pliers or some other cheap tool I can buy.

The other faucet I'm substituting this one with is bendable so it fits fine

Edit: I can remove the ring but not sure if its enough, tried wiggling and pulling the spout but it won't come off, I'm also afraid to ruin the wall.

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    When it comes to a rental, always make sure you've got the landlord's approval before doing work. Especially if you're considering bending the faucet. The landlord might expect to find the original faucet in place, even if the one you're planning on installing is nicer and an upgrade in every way. – FreeMan Sep 9 '20 at 13:56
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    Yup! Aware of the consequences – Mojimi Sep 9 '20 at 13:59
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    Try pulling the spout straight up. There are some tight fitting "O" rings in there that could be stuck in with some corrosion. – JACK Sep 9 '20 at 15:34

It looks to me like the nut on the spout would turn independently of the spout itself. Put the faucet back in its original position and turn that nut while holding the spout stationary. See if you can thread that off and pull the spout out, then you'll be able to rotate the faucet body.

If that's not the case, it looks like you'd be able to find a position that would allow you to spin the spout, or a combination of positions as you turn it and the faucet body simultaneously.

  • I tried twisting both but there's just not enough room, not enough room to twist just the spout either. – Mojimi Sep 9 '20 at 13:59
  • @Mojimi you shouldn't have to rotate the whole spout - the fixture itself should back straight off the pipe stub. – FreeMan Sep 9 '20 at 14:02
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    So I just yank it upwards after removing the ring? – Mojimi Sep 9 '20 at 14:07
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    That's what I would expect. There is probably an o-ring or other seal that will take some force to overcome. – isherwood Sep 9 '20 at 14:22
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    That was it, just a bit of force – Mojimi Sep 9 '20 at 14:29

Look on the photo. Just under the tap knob, I think I can see a ring that can be unscrewed to take the long outlet pipe off.

  • I can unscrew the ring but then what? – Mojimi Sep 9 '20 at 14:03
  • Nevermind it just needed a bit of force – Mojimi Sep 9 '20 at 14:18

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