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Old 02-01-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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The undermount sink seems to have been installed after the faucet, and blocks access to the nut securing the faucet, see picture. It looks like I need to remove the sink... any suggestions?
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
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dremel a "movement" area?
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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Didn't think about that... can you do that without running the risk of cracking the sink?
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:59 PM
 
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Split the plastic nuts and try to find two that are small enough to get by the sink?
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Didn't think about that... can you do that without running the risk of cracking the sink?
Haven't tried - was just the first thing to pop into my head.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Get a basin wrench. My powder room sink is similar and partially obstructed the access to the area. I was able to do it with a basin wrench.

Unless, the sink is actually touching the nut. It's hard to tell from the picture.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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Yes, the sink is touching the nut. The basin wrench has absolutely no space to turn.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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Try the basin wrench again
The size of the wrench is not that big that it does not run at all !
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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A "basin buddy" type wrench that engages the lugs on the nut should fit. If the nut is actually blocked from turning by the sink you'll have to remove the sink or cut a relief.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:26 PM
 
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Use a Dremel tool with a grinder tip, and grind off the corners of those raised ribs, to get it to where it can be turned. If that does not work pull the sink. I had to pull the sink in our guest bathroom the other day, which was a lot easier than fighting what I would have had to do otherwise.
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