Re: Kitchen Sink Basket; stuck lock nut
Posted by Glenn Ray on May 23, 2002 at 17:50:48:
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....

Glenn replies:
It's off! I heated it mildly with a blowtorch to soften it some (looks like zinc-nickle) and then broke it off with a pair of needle-nose ViceGrips. Took about 5 minutes of prying, but it came off without damaging the sink.

Thanks for the help!

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