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Flexi hoses under kitchen sink

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by JONXLR8, 11 Jan 2019.

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    Forgive the basic question but I want to check I'm doing this absolutely right.

    I want to temporarily completely remove the kitchen sink (which wasn't fitted correctly by others) so I can seal/treat the wood worktop and make adjustments for the under counter clips.

    To get to the point, I'm wondering what size spanners I need and where exactly I should be breaking the link in the water pipes so to speak.

    Should I be undoing at point 1, 2 or 3 in the photo? Obviously not 4 unless I want to take a shower at the same time. I imagine 1 is best?

    I've only got a limited selection of open ended spanners. The nut at point 1 is smaller than the other 3. My 19mm spanner is too small for that, but 22mm is too big for it and also too small for the other 3 points.

    Am I right in saying I need 20mm and 24mm spanners?

    Thanks in advance
     

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    You need spanners to fit at points 1 and 2. You'll be holding 1 still and winding 2 anticlockwise (looking from below).
    Your best weapons will be a set of mole grips and a set of water pump pliers.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I do have a set of mole grips but was erring on the side of using spanners as I'm conscious that if grips slip it could round off the nut
     
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    Mission accomplished, cheers.

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