Basin Wrench with Fixable Head

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1. Head drop forged from carbon steel #45
2. Sliding T-handle
3. Chrome plated

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Uses

  1. Faucet Installation and Removal: Basin wrenches are frequently employed for installing and removing faucets in kitchen and bathroom sinks. The fixable head allows for different angles, making it easier to access and tighten or loosen nuts in confined spaces.
  2. Sink and Basin Nut Tightening: The tool is designed to reach and tighten nuts located on the underside of sinks and basins. This is crucial for securing the sink to the countertop or for fastening other plumbing connections.
  3. Supply Line Connection: Basin wrenches are useful for connecting and disconnecting water supply lines to faucets or other plumbing fixtures. The adjustable head enables plumbers to reach awkwardly positioned nuts with ease.
  4. Drain Assembly Work: Plumbers often use basin wrenches when working on drain assemblies beneath sinks. The tool allows for the tightening or loosening of nuts securing the drain components.
  5. Strainer Installation: When installing or replacing sink strainers, a basin wrench is valuable for reaching and securing the mounting nuts. The fixable head ensures stability during the tightening process.
  6. Pipe Fitting in Tight Spaces: In confined areas, especially under sinks, the basin wrench with a fixable head is instrumental for tightening or loosening pipe fittings, making it easier to perform repairs or replacements.
  7. Adjustable Angles for Versatility: The ability to fix the head at different angles is particularly helpful when dealing with complex plumbing configurations, allowing the user to adapt the tool to various tight spaces and angles.
  8. Limited Access Areas: Basin wrenches are designed to navigate tight and hard-to-reach spaces, making them essential for plumbing tasks where standard wrenches or pliers may not fit.
SKU: AHS18111 Category:

Size 

12”

Safety Precautions

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from debris or splashing water.
  2. Stability and Balance:
    • Ensure stable footing when using the basin wrench. Be aware of your surroundings, and position yourself in a way that maintains balance to avoid slipping or falling.
  3. Inspect the Tool:
    • Before use, inspect the basin wrench for any damage or defects. Ensure that the fixable head is secure and functioning properly. Do not use a damaged tool.
  4. Secure the Work Area:
    • Clear the work area of any obstacles or tripping hazards. Make sure the sink or basin is stable and properly supported.
  5. Turn Off Water Supply:
    • Before starting any plumbing work, turn off the water supply to the fixture you’re working on. This helps prevent accidental water discharge during the task.
  6. Secure Loose Clothing:
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing or jewelry that could get caught in the wrench or other plumbing components.
  7. Proper Technique:
    • Use the basin wrench according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply force in a controlled manner, and do not overexert yourself. Use both hands on the wrench for better control.
  8. Adjustable Head Position:
    • Adjust the head of the basin wrench to the required angle before starting the task. Ensure it is securely fixed in place to prevent unexpected movement during use.
  9. Be Mindful of Sharp Edges:
    • Some plumbing components may have sharp edges. Be cautious when reaching into tight spaces to avoid cuts or abrasions.
  10. Work with Adequate Lighting:
    • Ensure proper lighting in the work area to clearly see what you are doing. This helps prevent mistakes and reduces the risk of injury.
  11. Follow Plumbing Codes and Regulations:
    • Adhere to local plumbing codes and regulations. Improper installations or repairs can lead to safety hazards.
  12. Emergency Preparedness:
    • Familiarize yourself with the location of emergency shut-off valves and equipment in case of unexpected issues.
  13. Know Your Limits:
    • If a task appears beyond your skill level or requires specialized knowledge, seek professional help. Don’t hesitate to contact a plumber for complex plumbing issues.

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