How to loosen soft metal faucet assembly without scratching metal

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by goshenplumber, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. goshenplumber

    goshenplumber New Member

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    I need to remove the handle from my bathroom sink faucet in order to replace the ceramic disc cartridge. My problem -- I cannot figure our how to grip the faucet assembly with a wrench in order to loosen the assembly without scratching the soft metal.

    This problem is best illustrated with the two attached pictures.

    Any suggestions? Thank you. Bathroom sink faucet pic # 1.jpg Bathroom sink faucet pic # 2.JPG
  2. DaveHo

    DaveHo Member

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    Strap wrench.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Electrical tape, or jar opener, around the "ring and Channellock piers.
  4. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    A old Leather Belt , for protection can work also.


    Good Luck
  5. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    I have a strap wrench that uses a leather strap.
  6. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Them are the best ones, I think.
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