View Full Version : It's the Zebra, I'm come to fix the sink
09-05-2008, 01:45 PM
and I need a little help.
I'm trying to replace the washer that is under the strainer/drain in my kitchen sink.
There is a nut that screws up under the drain against the bottom of the sink and that sucker is stuck tight.
I've tried WD-40 and no luck.
09-05-2008, 01:56 PM
I like PB Blaster or Kroil. And a piece of pipe slipped over the end of the wrench for more leverage. Think about where everything is going to impact if it comes loose suddenly. Will the handle hit you in the jaw? Will your hands slam into a cabinet brace? Adjust accordingly. You have your tetanus booster up to date, right? And don't forget to wear these...tap, tap...safety glasses.
The Great Sun Jester
09-05-2008, 03:03 PM
Yeah that's pretty much the secret. Big ol monkey wrench on the big ol nut and puuuulllllll.
09-05-2008, 09:20 PM
Agreed with above, only brute force and a little penetrating oil will do.
A lot of times I've pulled the whole damned sink out of the hole just to get the leverage, believe it or not it's turned out easier and less effort in the long run that way.
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