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I'm trying to remove my old faucet because it's leaking. The

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I'm trying to remove my old faucet because it's leaking. The problem is, there's a copper nut that's u-shaped. There's three pipes that come down through the u-shape. The copper nut threads on to the extendable hose and I can't get the u shaped nut off because the pipes are in the way. Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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I think I know the connection you refer too. These faucets usually came with a deep socket for the install. Can you post a picture of this? then I'll have a better idea what you're up against.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here's a picture.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Not what I expected. Pull the hose out and see if there's someplace on/inside that threaded piece to grab it and back it out.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not that I can find
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

The only way I can see this coming off is to back off that threaded nipple (short of cutting the faucet off). There isn't enough room to spin that brass piece even if the supply tubing wasn't in the way. On every other faucet of this type that I've encountered that U shaped piece is not threaded and there is a separate nut below it to make it tight