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The faucet was leaking and nut wouldn't come off

The faucet was leaking and the nut wouldn't come off because it was corroded. How can THAT problem be fixed? Damn thing leaks every couple of years anyway. I'm buying a Moen.

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    can't get the nuts of to change the taps

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There are several tools you can use to remove stripped nuts and bolts, here are pics of two different types. You might also want to try using a good set of chanel lock pipe wrench or vice grips


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This is a common problem, and often times it is impossible to remove the nut without damaging/destroying the faucet.

You may also want to invest in a basin wrench. It will make removal and installetion MUCH easier.

This is a basin wrench.
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You are wise to go with Moen. They make a great product, offer lifetime warranties and have great customer service.

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