2

I am trying to remove this supply line nut but it is on super tight. and because it is connected to a softer pipe just right below it, the whole thing moves along when I try to unscrew the nut so I can't get much leverage as I'm afraid I might break the whole thing.

Does anyone have any ideas I can try ?

Thanks

enter image description here

enter image description here

5

You need two adjustable wrenches. Use one to hold the valve body and the other one to turn that nut counterclockwise. The one holding the valve can be supported by holding it against the wall.

6
  • 1
    You may be able to position the two wrenches so just squeezing them together will loosen the fitting. Sorry if this doesn't make sense but anyone that's done it knows what I'm talking about. – Platinum Goose Jan 20 at 22:48
  • @PlatinumGoose I know exactly what you're talking about but typing it out to explain the procedure would be tough. :-) – JACK Jan 20 at 23:28
  • @PlatinumGoose any way you can show on the picture where I would position the 2 wrenches to loosen the fitting ? thanks ! – Tom Hu Jan 21 at 16:12
  • @JACK the 2 wrench method works! thanks ! unfortunately I was trying to use the backflow method to clear my clogged kitchen sink single faucet, and it doesn't work. Do you know if there any other way to fix the faucet ? or the only way is to replace the whole thing ? – Tom Hu Jan 21 at 19:20
  • 1
    @TomHu That should probably be in a separate question. – Valkor Jan 22 at 8:48
2

Notice the way the wrenches are positioned. When you squeeze them together the top nut will turn counter clockwise and the bottom one will turn clockwise. With the top and bottom nuts having six sides and the wrenches having an offset you can usually position them just far enough apart like in the photo. Sometimes you have to flip one or both of the wrenches over so the offset points the other direction. The farther out you squeeze the more leverage you get. enter image description hereenter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.