Sorry, I forgot to state the obvious.Nothing like that.
Why would you twist the waste to break the seal between the basin and worktop?
Otherwise know as the fulcrum and the pivot!
Sorry, I forgot to state the obvious.
Remove the basin, then, and only then, remove the waste nut and after this, twist the waste to break the silicone seal.
Why would that matter?That's if the waste has been siliconed in and not done using plumbers mait, which is my preferred method.
Why would that matter?
The waste is attached to the basin (the white ceramic thing that people use to wash their hands), not the worktop.
It doesn't matter what you twist, basin or waste, it's a matter of relativity.
As this is tricky to access, I would heat a chisel to red heat, and push it against plastic nut to melt it, job done.
I suspect gripfill may have been used dilalio! We're now using a guitar string because the cutting wire was too thick and improvising with pencils as handles, until some arrive on Saturday! To be fair, I did manage to get a little clockwise and counter-clockwise movement this morning. I had wondered if using our heat gun might help.Oh dear! Hope it hasn't been stuck down with gripfill or something like that!
How thin is your cutting wire? Does it have handles?
Thank you Conny, I'm now determined to do this! I'll buy some thin steel washers this weekend, although I don't think that I've cut far enough under the sink to need them just yet, but it can't hurt to try!Even if that worked and she got the nut off she then has to fit the new nut, which would involve buying another tool.
@Beverly27 as you work round with the cutting wire try to slip some thin steel washers under the basin. It may be that as you cut and then move round the silicone is re-sealing. Bear in mind you won't be able to cut right through from front to back because the waste, (and possibly tap), pipe will be in the way. You always use a few butter knife blades if you don't have any washers. The aim is to stop the sink sitting back down on the cut silicone and re-sealing.
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