Trouble removing bathroom fixture...

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by pdrmant, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Have you tried a cold chisel and a hammer and going at the nut's tabs sideways to try to loosen the nut? Don't apply any force down, but only sideways, counter-clockwise.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Doesn't obamasan PROVIDE us with a new car when we need it????
  3. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    Didn't you get yours already?
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Only if you promise to vote for him, and he has not already given you more entitlements, or amnesty.
  5. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    At this point, I think we are damned if we do and damned if we don't (vote for him) which one is the bigger liar? If I don't vote, I'm a bad American citizen, if I do, I made the wrong choice. Or did I? I'm voting for that guy with the big ears again in the political cartoons anyway. 4 more years to prove he is right or 4 more years to destroy us.
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; 4 more years to prove he is right or 4 more years to destroy us.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
  7. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    From both sides, I see and hear another quote. Liar, liar pants on fire.

    Another would be out of the frying pan into the fire. Its surely not funny, though. I'm barely a middle income person, in retirement. Mebbe I am entitled.
  8. pdrmant

    pdrmant New Member

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    OK, got the dang thing off! Borrowed a couple of Stimson wrenches and got a grip around the underside fixture. Then I tried getting the biggest wrench around the large deteriorating part of the fixture on the topside. After a couple of twists I was on my way. When that part came off, the unit fell through the bottom. So the last thing I tried before the circ saw actually worked! One down, three to go. Thanks to all!

    Oh, and I definitely think it's getting harder to determine which evil is lesser!

    P
  9. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Congratulations, and it only took you a week. I doubt that my customers would wait that long, and pay me for the time. We try to do it in a half hour or less.
  10. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    Yah, but you are experienced with this stuff and know all the tricks of the trade at your tender age of 70 something?
  11. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; but you are experienced with this stuff and know all the tricks of the trade

    Perfectly true, but I told you some of them a week ago and expected you to follow them and not keep trying to rationalize your way of doing it.
  12. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    Moi? No you told them to pdrmant I believe.
  13. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    My first reply was that he had to remove the top nut to get the faucet out. My second one was "More like a Dremel Tool or hacksaw." And that is what I would have done if it were I. What is Pdrmant?
  14. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    HJ, I know that, I was just kidding around here.

    pdrmant is the original poster's name who asked how to remove his/her faucet. See post number 1, 3, 5, 8, 12, 14, and 28 and you will see his/her "name" above the Texas flag.

    You mad at me cause I "may" vote for Obama? You know I may not too. My town govt is Republican. Yesterday they had a vote to exceed the Real Estate tax increase cap of 2% set by NY State governor Andrew Cuomo to have an increase of, see this:

    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/islip-officials-pass-law-to-exceed-tax-cap-1.4095216

    The town supervisor in his election campaign promised to decrease taxes. Promise them anything but give them (Arpege?, no GRIEF) I PAY just under $8K a year for my real estate tax for a ranch house on 1/3 Acre.

    65% Tax increase. Hey, I'm coming to Arizona
  15. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote: Promise them anything but give them (

    Even when they promise they will only run for one or two terms, you cannot believe them. As the cartoon said, "now that they are elected, they can focus on their REAL job, which is to get reelected".
  16. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    Sometimes, even an in-place law limiting the NYC mayor to 2 terms is over ridden. Bloomberg seems to have done a decent job according to some. I don't follow NYC politics much since I moved out of the city, but he convinced the NYC council to approve the extra term(s). At least he takes no salary, as he doesn't need it, for sure.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/n...s-3rd-term-for-bloomberg-poll-finds.html?_r=0
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