Re: Kitchen Sink Basket; stuck lock nut
Posted by hj on May 21, 2002 at 09:42:40:
In response to Re: Kitchen Sink Basket; stuck lock nut
When it was installed they probably got plumber's putty in the threads and it will not come loose. Use a hacksaw to cut it off even with the bottom of the sink.

: I'm trying to replace a corroded kitchen sink basket but cannot remove the lock nut underneath. Have tried just about everything except cutting tools (including hammer/screwdriver against the tabs; large groove pliers on it while having the basket held in place on top; WD40 soaked overnight).

: Any other lubricant I can use to possibly loosen it? If not, how can I break it down (i.e., destroy it) without damaging the stainless steel sink?

: Stuck in Houston....

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