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Kitchen faucet question

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 686beretta, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. 686beretta

    686beretta TS Member

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    Hey everyone! Yesterday, I bought a PUR Water Filtration System, to use in my kitchen. The first step said, they I had to remove the old faucet aerator, this is easier said than done. Is there a special tool to remove the old aerator? Trying to turn it with my hand is unsuccessful, I have tried with the following tools, adjustable wrench, failed, vise grips failed, and last but not least pliers, they can't break it free, and they start to slip. Do hardware stores carry something for this, I am not much of a do-it-yourself person, but I think I should have been able to do this. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Not to be a smartass but be sure it's a removable aerator. Try heat, Like a Bic lighter or hair dryer.

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  3. Dave P

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    An aerator is a $5 item. Go ahead and use a piars. You'll ruin it but what the heck, why buy a special tool. My water is so bad I usually buy 2 or 3 aerators at a time and just throw the old one away after I ruin it when removing the old one-NO PATIENCE!
     
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    Maybe you are hampered by hard water build up. Fill a baggie with CLR or vinegar and tape it over the faucet so that the end is in the liquid. Check it in a few hours. Things should be better.
     
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    If its that tight better look for a new fixture.If you get it out a new one will leak
     
  6. Kim Little

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    I'd soak it in vinegar for a few minutes before I tried something drastic. Kim
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Mine does not thread in, just push in and out and is held by a rubber o ring
     
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