Removing kitchen faucet mounting nuts

Removing kitchen faucet mounting nuts. Mounting nuts of faucets that are a bit old or the faucets that are not in use for the longest time then they can stick the faucet in their place and make it almost impossible to move.

Sometimes faucets can get clogged, or you want to update your faucet with the new models, and you have to change it, remove it or replace it.

To do such tasks, you have to remove the kitchen faucet mounting nuts.

Removing kitchen faucet mounting nuts

removing kitchen faucet mounting nuts

You can follow up with these simple methods to remove the mounting nuts if the kitchen faucet.

Method 1: Using Screw Driver and a hammer

To start applying this method, you have to collect a few things so that you can go smoothly with the process.

Things you’ll need

  • hammer
  • Flashlight/ headlamp
  • Flathead Screwdriver

Start picking a flathead screwdriver and place it against the plastic nibs that come with a few types of special faucets.

Then after placing a flathead screwdriver, use a hammer to tap on the tips of the screwdrivers to push the mounting nut but make sure to select a good angle where you put up the screwdriver so that you can lose any nut.

If your kitchen faucet is a bit old, then the mounting nuts may have developed mineral deposits on them.

Then before doing this process, make sure to remove the mineral deposits by simply dabbing a screwdriver to break the calcium layer, and then you can carry on with the process as detailed above.

Method 2: Using a Faucet wrench

To try out this method of losing mounting nuts of kitchen faucets, you have to gather very common things.

Things you’ll need

  • Headlamp / Flashlight
  • Faucet wrench
  • Bucket

This is the most common and applicable technique that you can use to remove the mounting nuts. First of all, shut off the water supply valve by locating them right under the sink.

After shutting the water supply valves off, now is time to put a bucket down that will grab all the excess water that was stored in the pipes.

After clearing out the water valves, take a basin wrench and wear a headlight and simply crawl down the faucet and put your faucet around the nuts and start turning them in a clockwise direction and they will surely be going to lose up, and then you can simply even

Method 3: Applying heat

Sometimes mounting nuts are in plastic coats, and those plastic coats make them stuck and rigid. to remove that stuckness applies a little heat so it will help in softening the nut.

Things you’ll need

  • Any heating tool that applies a little amount of heat
  • To a hairdryer

This step is truly very simple. All you have to do is to apply a little amount of heat until you feel that nut si getting softening, then wait for a few minutes to let that nut cool slightly but make sure to not let it cool completely.

Then try methods like pulling up the nut with a screwdriver.

Method 4: Vinegar and baking soda technique

vinegar and baking soda technique

If the above methods do not work properly, then you have to use this popular technique that helps to remove any sort of rust and water minerals.

Things you’ll need

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Wire brush
  • WD-40 (optional)
  • Plumbing Greece

Make a thick paste of vinegar and baking soda and firmly apply it to the nut that you are trying to lose, and wait for a few minutes so that it can show its magic properly.

And then, use a wiring brush and gently brush on the nut so that any debris of dir or mineral deposits that are not letting the nut remove properly can be removed.

After that, you can use the above techniques to go up with this process. and remove the mounting nuts of your kitchen faucet.

Method 5: Slicing through the nut

If you are done working on the above steps, then you have to finally cut through the nut, and to start this method you have to collect two common supplies.

Things you’ll need

  • screwdriver
  • hacksaw
  • shielding glasses

Make sure to put up shielding glasses so that you can prevent your eyes from any harsh chunks.

Simple cut through the nut using a hacksaw vertically and then put a flathead screwdriver from beneath and push and little effort to grab out of it. Removing kitchen faucet mounting nuts.

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