Bruke Plumbing and Heating

Bruke Plumbing and Heating

Plumbers in Regina Tools

What is a Basin Wrench?

A basin wrench is a tool used in plumbing, sometimes called a sink wrench, is used in confined spaces to turn fasteners that would be difficult or impossible to reach with a plumber wrench or other types of wrenches. Sometimes when loosening the nuts that hold a faucet to the sink there may not be enough room around the sink to freely reach that nut with a regular wrench. To the rescue comes the basin wrench.

A basin wrench is sometimes called a sink a wrench as it is the best tool for tightening and removing kitchen faucets,

How to Use a Basin Wrench

The black ‘wrench’ part of the tool swivels on the silver bar to any angle you may need.

Grasp the tool where the 2 black jaw pieces meet (on the silver button) and work it back & forth—sometimes the tool is very tight and a shot of WD-40 or other spray lubricant will help it along.

Once you get the proper angle (usually perpendicular to the silver bar), the wrench works like any other wrench—the nut goes between the jaws—then you use the crossbar to turn the tool & loosen or tighten the nut.

 

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