How to remove kitchen faucet without basin wrench in 5 easy steps

how to remove kitchen faucet without basin wrench

Hey! Do you want to remove kitchen faucet without a basin wrench? But you are unaware of the procedure to follow on how to remove kitchen faucet without basin wrench.

Every homeowner faces this problem when installing and removing the faucet because the basin wrench is a major and all in one tool to install and remove the kitchen faucet.

But if you don’t have a basin wrench at home and don’t want to buy a new one for faucet removal, then you can follow this step by step guide on how to remove kitchen faucet without basin wrench.

Things you’ll require to complete the job:

Here is the list of some tools and other things you will need to complete the faucet removal process without having a basin wrench.

  • Channel-lock pliers / Water pump pliers / Adjustable wrench
  • Penetrating oil / Grease
  • Socket wrench / Screwdriver 
  • Towel / Piece of cloth

How to remove kitchen without basin wrench step by step procedure:

let’s get started with the step by step procedure to remove kitchen faucet without basin wrench.

Shut off the water supply:

Shut off the water supply of your sink before starting the procedure. You will find valves under the sink. If there are separate valves for both cold and hot water, turn them both off. And if there is a single valve, turn that valve off.

If you cannot find those valves, you can turn off your home’s main water supply line.

But if you don’t turn off the water supply, it will make your whole kitchen messy and flooded, which will become the cause to stop the faucet removal procedure.

Turn on the faucet to relieve remaining air pressure and water:

Now, turn on the faucet to relieve the remaining air pressure and water, which will make your next steps difficult if you don’t remove air pressure.

Let the water bubbles and air come out for at least 15-20 minutes, and then move ahead towards the next step.

Disconnect water supply lines:

Disconnecting the water supply lines is the first step towards removing the kitchen faucet without a basin wrench. I have selected three tools to disconnect water supply lines (Channel-lock pliers / Water pump pliers / Adjustable wrench); you can use one readily available for you.

Now go inside the sink and disconnect both hot and cold water supply lines with the tool’s help.

I would suggest you use gentle pressure to disconnect water supply lines. Otherwise, you can damage the valves or supply lines.

Remove nuts and screws:

Now it’s time to remove mounting nuts and screws which hold the faucet. First of all, go under the sink and locate the nuts or screws used to tighten the spigot.

If there is mineral buildup or rust on the nuts or screws, you have to use some grease or penetrating oil and wait for at least 10-15 minutes.

After 10-15 minutes, use a socket wrench to remove the nut and if there is a screw holding the faucet, use a screwdriver to remove the screw.

Disconnect and remove a hose:

After removing nuts and screws, it’s time to disconnect a hose from the sink. Use a towel or a piece of cloth to remove the hose from the sink because the hose will be messy and dirty.

Now do what you want to do:

Now you can do what you want to do. Either you want to change your old faucet with a new one or want to clean or change its parts.

After that, follow the steps in reverse and fit back as everything was.

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Faqs:

How do you loosen the nut under the sink faucet?

Go down under the sink and locate the nuts holding the faucet with the sink. Now use an adjustable wrench or needle nose vice grips to loosen the nut under the sink.

What tools do I need to remove a kitchen faucet?

Here is the list of some tools you need to remove the kitchen faucet.

  • Channel-lock pliers / Water pump pliers / Adjustable wrench
  • Penetrating oil / Grease
  • Socket wrench / Screwdriver
  • Towel / Piece of cloth

What are basin wrench alternatives?

Here is the list of some basin wrench alternatives.

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Needle nose vice grips
  • Channel-lock pliers 
  • Water pump pliers 

Conclusion:

You can remove and install a faucet without a basin wrench, but it will take more time and more effort as compared to removing with a basin wrench.

But as you have read above, it is not a very difficult task, and you can remove the faucet without a basin wrench by following this step by step guide.

I hope this guide, ‘how to remove kitchen faucet without basin wrench,’ will help you a lot. Good luck!