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I have a wall mounted porcelain sink. I want to replace the rigid
tube that runs from the cut off valve to the faucet with a flexible
steel jacketed one. The problem is there is very little room to get
to the nut undeer the faucet. The area uner the sink where the nut is
located is in a 12" long by 4" wide by 6" deep. I have a 12" or so
long basin wrench where I can just about get the jaw around the nut,
but there's no room to turn the jaw. Any ideas on how to get around
this?

I was thinking of removing the sink from the wall and working on it
where I have more room (it's old and everything could use
replacing). How is it attached to the wall? I don't see any bolts/
clamps underneath it. I thought sinks like this are hooked to some
type of plate. The wall is tiled.

thanks.
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saag wrote:
I have a wall mounted porcelain sink. I want to replace the rigid
tube that runs from the cut off valve to the faucet with a flexible
steel jacketed one. The problem is there is very little room to get
to the nut undeer the faucet. The area uner the sink where the nut is
located is in a 12" long by 4" wide by 6" deep. I have a 12" or so
long basin wrench where I can just about get the jaw around the nut,
but there's no room to turn the jaw. Any ideas on how to get around
this?

I was thinking of removing the sink from the wall and working on it
where I have more room (it's old and everything could use
replacing). How is it attached to the wall? I don't see any bolts/
clamps underneath it. I thought sinks like this are hooked to some
type of plate. The wall is tiled.

thanks.


Yes, the sink is hooked (hung) on a cast plate.

But I would rather cut the existing tube and
use a deep socket to turn the nut. If you can't
cut high enough, bend the tube back and forth till
it snaps off.

Jim
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I have a wall mounted porcelain sink. I want to replace the rigid
tube that runs from the cut off valve to the faucet with a flexible
steel jacketed one. The problem is there is very little room to get
to the nut undeer the faucet. The area uner the sink where the nut is
located is in a 12" long by 4" wide by 6" deep. I have a 12" or so
long basin wrench where I can just about get the jaw around the nut,
but there's no room to turn the jaw. Any ideas on how to get around
this?


Hold the basin wrench vertical and not horizontal :-/

I was thinking of removing the sink from the wall and working on it
where I have more room (it's old and everything could use
replacing). How is it attached to the wall? I don't see any bolts/
clamps underneath it. I thought sinks like this are hooked to some
type of plate. The wall is tiled.

thanks.

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On Mar 1, 4:01*pm, Speedy Jim wrote:
saag wrote:
I have a wall mounted porcelain sink. * I want to replace the rigid
tube that runs from the cut off valve to the faucet with a flexible
steel jacketed one. * The problem is there is very little room to get
to the nut undeer the faucet. *The area uner the sink where the nut is
located is in a 12" long by 4" wide by 6" deep. * I have a 12" or so
long basin wrench where I can just about get the jaw around the nut,
but there's no room to turn the jaw. * Any ideas on how to get around
this?


I was thinking of removing the sink from the wall and working on it
where I have more room (it's old and everything could use
replacing). * How is it attached to the wall? *I don't see any bolts/
clamps underneath it. *I thought sinks like this are hooked to some
type of plate. * The wall is tiled.


thanks.


Yes, the sink is hooked (hung) on a cast plate.

But I would rather cut the existing tube and
use a deep socket to turn the nut. *If you can't
cut high enough, bend the tube back and forth till
it snaps off.

Jim- Hide quoted text -

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That would get the old one off, but wouldn't I have the same problem
when trying to attach the new tube?
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On Mar 2, 9:31�am, saag wrote:
On Mar 1, 4:01�pm, Speedy Jim wrote:





saag wrote:
I have a wall mounted porcelain sink. � I want to replace the rigid
tube that runs from the cut off valve to the faucet with a flexible
steel jacketed one. � The problem is there is very little room to get
to the nut undeer the faucet. �The area uner the sink where the nut is
located is in a 12" long by 4" wide by 6" deep. � I have a 12" or so
long basin wrench where I can just about get the jaw around the nut,
but there's no room to turn the jaw. � Any ideas on how to get around
this?


I was thinking of removing the sink from the wall and working on it
where I have more room (it's old and everything could use
replacing). � How is it attached to the wall? �I don't see any bolts/
clamps underneath it. �I thought sinks like this are hooked to some
type of plate. � The wall is tiled.


thanks.


Yes, the sink is hooked (hung) on a cast plate.


But I would rather cut the existing tube and
use a deep socket to turn the nut. �If you can't
cut high enough, bend the tube back and forth till
it snaps off.


Jim- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


That would get the old one off, �but wouldn't I have the same problem
when trying to attach the new tube?- Hide quoted text -

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have you tried a basin wrench?


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On Mar 2, 9:36 am, " wrote:
On Mar 2, 9:31�am, saag wrote:



On Mar 1, 4:01�pm, Speedy Jim wrote:


saag wrote:
I have a wall mounted porcelain sink. � I want to replace the rigid
tube that runs from the cut off valve to the faucet with a flexible
steel jacketed one. � The problem is there is very little room to get
to the nut undeer the faucet. �The area uner the sink where the nut is
located is in a 12" long by 4" wide by 6" deep. � I have a 12" or so
long basin wrench where I can just about get the jaw around the nut,
but there's no room to turn the jaw. � Any ideas on how to get around
this?


I was thinking of removing the sink from the wall and working on it
where I have more room (it's old and everything could use
replacing). � How is it attached to the wall? �I don't see any bolts/
clamps underneath it. �I thought sinks like this are hooked to some
type of plate. � The wall is tiled.


thanks.


Yes, the sink is hooked (hung) on a cast plate.


But I would rather cut the existing tube and
use a deep socket to turn the nut. �If you can't
cut high enough, bend the tube back and forth till
it snaps off.


Jim- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


That would get the old one off, �but wouldn't I have the same problem
when trying to attach the new tube?- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


have you tried a basin wrench?


...and the OP said:

"I have a 12" or so long basin wrench where I can just about get the
jaw around the nut, but there's no room to turn the jaw. Any ideas
on how to get around
this?"
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