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    Default How to ease a stuck sink holding ring?

    I have a leaking cloakoom sink & wanted to remove the basin waste/plug hole to add some sealant and refit.

    I got the U bend off OK, but I can't seem to remove the large plastic nut holding the waste pipe to the sink. "Holding ring" I think this is called. It's 2" wide I can't find anywhere that stocks a calipers or wrenches that wide. The nearest I have is stilsons & they're too unwieldy as the ring is quite narrow.

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Usually the best fix for something like that is to remove it (using a hacksaw if necessary), throw it in the waste bin, and install a new one.

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    Hammer and chisel to get a turn started. Might need someone to hold a pair of pliers into the strainer basket from the top. But they do make wrenches this size that are made for this application. I haven't needed one but they're out there. They even have a little notch to get a firm grip, too.

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    Last edited by frenchie; 09-28-2008 at 09:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Usually the best fix for something like that is to remove it (using a hacksaw if necessary), throw it in the waste bin, and install a new one.
    Yeah, did that

    Used one of these in the end too:

    http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/di...te_fitting.htm

    worked great
    Last edited by Spiny; 09-29-2008 at 01:22 PM.

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    PLASTIC? I consider a plastic lavatory drain a temporary repair, and the way that "thing" works it should have caused a leak because it apparently puts NO pressure on the center around the drain thread which is where most leaks occur.

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