Tool needed for tightening taps. Help

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  1. Jibbs

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    Hello all

    Had a small leak under my sink and all it needed was to be tightened slightly. I bought a basin wrench and adjustable wrench like the ones shown in the below links.

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/basin-wrench/13294?_requestid=768867

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/adjustable-basin-wrench/14631

    The basin wrench snapped straight away (my own fault was advised not to get it haha) and i could not get a decent enough grip with the adjustable wrench. I've done the job now - ended up using a pair of pliers but was wondering if there are any decent tools out there? I have box spanners but they are all too small in size.

    Sorry if this sounds like a novice post but always good to know if any future problems should arise.
     
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    For sure, these tools do have their place but often enough access is restricted.
    For the tap back nuts - Toolstation 43996 box spanner
    Wide jaw adjustables are also good - 43498
    Compression spanners 62263 are also handy.....I've a pair cut in half.
    John :)
     
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    Thank you John :)
     
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    Bearhugs are quite good at gripping tap connector nuts in tight places.

    http://www.toolbank.com/p/SCOBATW15

    I find some of the other tap wrenches with a crescent shaped piece on a hinge can slip off the nut a lot.
     
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