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    I am trying to replace a kitchen faucet (kohler) but it appears to be attached with a round nut (not rounded, it appears to be made to be round). I tried a basin wrench but it wouldnt grab onto anything. Do i have to cut it off?

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    Master Plumber Redwood's Avatar
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    Is there a couple of jack screws on this round nut?

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    not that i can see... unless they were taken off... its smooth the whole way around. It dosent really look like a nut, more like a metal cylindar over a bolt

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    We would need a picture, because I have never seen a faucet attached with anything other than something a socket or basin wrench could remove.

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    I saw something like that once. It was a long nut with a slot at the end for a screwdriver. It took me a long time to see that slot.

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    Here is a picture. I dont think there is a slot for a screwdriver, it looks just like the bolt is going straight through
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    Have a look see at this picture.


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    Time to get out the sawzall and have some fun

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    ahhh geeze i never even noticed that... ill try to pop that little guy off. thanks!

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    so cut it above or below that cylindar?

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    That whole cylinder might be threaded. It looks like it is clamping the horseshoe shaped piece to the bottom of the sink, holding it in place. Grohe uses a similarly shaped clamp, but they use a hex shaped shaft that you can actually remove later on...good going Kohler. Every time I see one of their products, I wonder why they are still popular...they've been living off their good name for a long while, in my opinion.
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    Cut it wherever you can get the saw on it and cut...

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    so what would you recommend for removal. do i just need to cut through the upper part of that bolt?

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    It appears that there is some of the hex left so you might be able to use a socket on it. Otherwise, I would bend the water lines back and forth until they break off, the use a small Channelock pliers to unscrew it.

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    thanks all, i ended up using a hacksaw and chopping it off above the cylindar. everything else just popped right off.

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