I replaced a sink stopper assembly in a bathroom in my house because the stopper didn't work anymore and was clogged up. The previous one was a plastic body and I thought that I should replace with something higher quality, so I bought this metal one (almost this exact one).
The issue is that I can't really get to the ~2" nut shown just above the threads on the image above. I have tried many different approaches, but I can't access it with anything other than my hand, and using my hand I can't get enough torque on it to stop the drain from leaking.
The leak is at the arrow here, the nut is shown marked by the circle, and the joint between the basin and the pedestal is marked with the X.
I bought this wrench but the handle is too long to access the nut.
I bought this wrench, it's just the right shape, great design, but it is too wide mouthed.
This wrench is not strong or large enough to get sufficient torque on the nut.
Something like this would be great, but I can't find anything online like it (just the pic to a dead link).
So here's my options, please give me your opinions on pros/cons of these
- Exchange the metal insert piece with a plastic one where I can use a basin wrench, admit defeat and stop trying to fix my own stuff. I like the new Kohler one, it looks nice, but I might not be able to spend a ton of time on this.
- Pull off the pedestal (supporting the basin) to access the nut with ChannelLocks
- Your ideas??
Thanks in advance! Also I would very much appreciate if someone could help with sizing some of those images down a bit, I don't see sizing options in the help section.