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    Cut through the "edges" of the top nut on two sides so it "falls" off the stem, then it will drop through the opening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    That is NOT an electrical locknut, nor is it a "pipe thread". It is a "proprietary" locknut designed by the faucet manufacturer for THEIR faucet.
    To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

    Still, it looks like some cutting will be involved. On the other hand, if this sink basin is not very expensive, it may just be better to start with a new sink and new faucet. it's easy for me to spend your money, lol
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    quote; it may just be better to start with a new sink and new faucet

    If you don't want to bother with dumping the ashtray, you can trade in your car for a new one, also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    quote; it may just be better to start with a new sink and new faucet

    If you don't want to bother with dumping the ashtray, you can trade in your car for a new one, also.
    I don't smoke, but when the car is really dirty, I buy a new one Obama says I am entitled to do that.
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    quote; when the car is really dirty, I buy a new one

    Yes, don't you just hate going to the car wash and waiting in line?
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    Have you tried a cold chisel and a hammer and going at the nut's tabs sideways to try to loosen the nut? Don't apply any force down, but only sideways, counter-clockwise.
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    Doesn't obamasan PROVIDE us with a new car when we need it????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Doesn't obamasan PROVIDE us with a new car when we need it????
    Didn't you get yours already?
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    Only if you promise to vote for him, and he has not already given you more entitlements, or amnesty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Only if you promise to vote for him, and he has not already given you more entitlements, or amnesty.
    At this point, I think we are damned if we do and damned if we don't (vote for him) which one is the bigger liar? If I don't vote, I'm a bad American citizen, if I do, I made the wrong choice. Or did I? I'm voting for that guy with the big ears again in the political cartoons anyway. 4 more years to prove he is right or 4 more years to destroy us.
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    quote; 4 more years to prove he is right or 4 more years to destroy us.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    quote; 4 more years to prove he is right or 4 more years to destroy us.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
    From both sides, I see and hear another quote. Liar, liar pants on fire.

    Another would be out of the frying pan into the fire. Its surely not funny, though. I'm barely a middle income person, in retirement. Mebbe I am entitled.
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    OK, got the dang thing off! Borrowed a couple of Stimson wrenches and got a grip around the underside fixture. Then I tried getting the biggest wrench around the large deteriorating part of the fixture on the topside. After a couple of twists I was on my way. When that part came off, the unit fell through the bottom. So the last thing I tried before the circ saw actually worked! One down, three to go. Thanks to all!

    Oh, and I definitely think it's getting harder to determine which evil is lesser!

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    Congratulations, and it only took you a week. I doubt that my customers would wait that long, and pay me for the time. We try to do it in a half hour or less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Congratulations, and it only took you a week. I doubt that my customers would wait that long, and pay me for the time. We try to do it in a half hour or less.
    Yah, but you are experienced with this stuff and know all the tricks of the trade at your tender age of 70 something?
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