Loosening a stuck bolt on bathroom plumbing?
January 27, 2004 7:47 PM Subscribe
Help me! I'm sinking! How can I loosen a *really* stubborn nut that's holding my old bathroom faucet to the sink?
posted by anildash to Home & Garden (16 answers total)
I've got a grainy picture
of the nut in question posted, and it's on the hot water stem of the faucet, if that's relevant. I've been working on this thing for days (well, off and on) and it hasn't budged an inch. WD-40, a longer basin wrench, the works, and I just can't get this to break loose.
The faucet isn't held in place by one central nut like a lot of them, it had two, one for each water stem. And the other nut only came off because it had corroded enough to simply crumble and fall apart when I tried to loosen it. Any tips (short of having to remove the whole sink and/or destroy it) would be greatly appreciated.