Have anybody seen this faucet fastener before?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by wireshield, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. wireshield

    wireshield New Member

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    Hi, have anybody used or seen this nut that goes on a faucet?
    Do you think it actually works? :eek:

    [video=youtube;BQs97fJeE9g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQs97fJeE9g&list=UUxWj4d2JeueP5AYcSNAQKxg[/video]
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    WHY would any one want to buy one and use it? The nuts that come with the faucet work PERFECTLY well. It appears to be a solution to a problem no one has.
  3. mikeplummer

    mikeplummer Plumber

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    x2 HJ......also good luck getting the supply line on with varying countertop thicknesses...
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It must be German engineering.
    I was working on a Grohe faucet yesterday. Wow!
    Always so many parts, for something that could have been so simple. I prefer the simple plastic nuts that come with the faucet.
    They never rust or seize, they're quick to install, and I don't have a clip to lose.
  5. dj2

    dj2 Member

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    I watched it twice and still shaking my head...what BS.
  6. guy48065

    guy48065 Member

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    Looks like you could back off the "Smart Nuts" right over the supply connections and pull the faucet up...to...clean the soap scum that builds up underneath. Yeah, that must be it :)


    In the typical tight spaces under a lav the Smart Nut is way dumber than the original plastic nut + a Ridgid plastic basin "wrench".
  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I spin on plastic nuts like those by hand. I've never use pliers on those.
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