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Old 02-08-2015, 08:54 PM   #1
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Leaking bathroom faucet

The vanity sink in our bathroom leaks when turned on. There is hardly any room behind the sink for any tools to remove the faucet. I have considered taking the vanity top off and hopefully raise it high enough to get to the plumbing. But I don't know how much slack I have in the supply lines. I can see four screws that hold the top on, there may be more I can't see. If I remember right, from touring the factory, is that all of this was installed prior to the wall being installed. Has anyone tackled problem and have any recommendations before I try?
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:07 PM   #2
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I replaced the bathroom faucet in our Mini Lite 1809 last year. I was able to get a pair of pliers in on an angle enough to grab the nut under the faucet and turn it. I had to bite my tongue in the right manner as well (an important part of the procedure i might add) It was a bit of a pita, and not much room to work under the vanity, but in my case it was do-able. I took the door off the vanity to make life a little easier as well.

I couldn't find a picture of our bathroom vanity for reference, but I was able to locate and borrow one from Mr. internet. Ours looks the same as this:

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:18 PM   #3
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You can dismantle the faucets from the top, clean them real good and apply a liberal amount of Danco silicone paste and reassemble. I did that and we decided we didn't like them and replaced them with ones from Lowes. Used water pump pliers to remove the faucet retaining nuts. This is the unit we used.

Shop Delta Windemere Brushed Nickel 2-Handle 4-in Centerset WaterSense Bathroom Sink Faucet (Drain Included) at Lowes.com
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:23 PM   #4
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This tool might work....

3/8 in. x 1-1/4 in. Basin Nut Wrench-70236 - The Home Depot
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:30 PM   #5
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This tool might work...
Only if the head flips 90° to the side. There is not enough room to get that entire tool under the lavatory.

RIDGID Telescoping Basin Wrench-31175 - The Home Depot
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:34 PM   #6
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Only if the head flips 90° to the side. There is not enough room to get that entire tool under the lavatory.

RIDGID Telescoping Basin Wrench-31175 - The Home Depot
Yes it does pivot....

PRODUCT OVERVIEW Model # 70236 Internet # 203550156
Chrome-plated for durability and longer life. Designed with a pivoted reversible jaw for easier access. Lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
Standard basin nut wrench from 3/8 in. to 1-1/4 in.
Chrome-plated for durability
Pivoted reversible jaw
Lifetime limited warranty
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Yes it does pivot...
Understand it is reversible and pivots, but to use under the bathroom vanity, the head has to be able to be flipped to the side in the horizontal position so the handle sticks down and still grab the nut like the top picture.

Notice the difference in the 2 pictures of the head itself.
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Thanks for the replies. I tried the basin wrench and every other gadget I have and there was just too much in the way. I ended up cutting the plex pipe, removing four screws that held the counter top in place. I needed to work on the counter top anyway because it had warped from getting wet. I used shark bite couplings to repair the plex where I cut it.
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Thanks for the replies. I tried the basin wrench and every other gadget I have and there was just too much in the way. I ended up cutting the plex pipe, removing four screws that held the counter top in place. I needed to work on the counter top anyway because it had warped from getting wet. I used shark bite couplings to repair the plex where I cut it.
It's all over now, but why couldn't you just disconnect the water lines, they are usually not much over just finger tight?
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It's all over now, but why couldn't you just disconnect the water lines, they are usually not much over just finger tight?

I didn't have enough room to get a grip on the nuts. Even after the top was removed I had to use pliers to loosen them.
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