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    DIY Junior Member goshenplumber's Avatar
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    Default How to loosen soft metal faucet assembly without scratching metal

    I need to remove the handle from my bathroom sink faucet in order to replace the ceramic disc cartridge. My problem -- I cannot figure our how to grip the faucet assembly with a wrench in order to loosen the assembly without scratching the soft metal.

    This problem is best illustrated with the two attached pictures.

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    Strap wrench.

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    Electrical tape, or jar opener, around the "ring and Channellock piers.
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    A old Leather Belt , for protection can work also.


    Good Luck
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    I have a strap wrench that uses a leather strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacher_chick View Post
    I have a strap wrench that uses a leather strap.

    Them are the best ones, I think.
    Theory only works perfect in a vacuum.

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