An old house, regardless of how well-built it was many decades ago, eventually gives you a lot of repair problems in terms of constructions, electricity, insulation, and basically all parts including interior. Plumbing installation is usually the most fragile and it requires periodic maintenance even when it has not been used for a while. Assuming the main supply and drain pipes are still intact, you can still face problems from water fixtures such as kitchen sinks and faucets. Repairing or replacing those fixtures is a task left to professional in many cases, because you don’t have the appropriate tools to do the job. Ridgid, one of the most reputable brands in plumbing industry, came up with an excellent idea to give DIYers easy access to many hard-to-reach nuts under the sink and faucets with the Faucet and Sink Installer Model 2006.
Ridgid Faucet and Sink Installer Review:
You can use most hand tools such as pliers, wrench, and screwdrivers indeed, but sometimes plumbing jobs require specialized tools. If you think you need heavy-duty equipment for examples pipe cutter and pipe bending machine, chances are the task is too difficult for you. Even when you have the tools, you probably don’t know how to use them properly, risking more damages and more expensive repair afterwards. For simpler jobs of repairing or replacing kitchen sinks, strainer, sprayer, and faucets, Ridgid Faucet and Sink Installer Model 2006 will serve you well.
- Pros: multipurpose plumbing tool to work with most common nuts size and shape in under-sink installation. Double-sided and functional aluminum attachments on both ends of the handle.
- Cons: handle is made of hard plastic instead of metal, but it is better when working with plastic basin nuts and spray holder nuts. Plastic material will not cause damage to the nuts.
Ridgid Faucet and Sink Installer is a multipurpose plumbing tool designed to provide easy access and snug fit to all nuts used for under-sink installation including but not limited to basin nuts, supply line nuts, and hex nuts. The handle is made from hard plastic, while the insert for each end is aluminum. Longer aluminum insert gives good snug to typical sink strainer. In most sinks, the tail piece of strainer does not give any place for hand tool to hold the drain in place while you are fastening the strainer nut. Oddly enough, you must hold the drain by accessing the inside of the tailpiece, and this is where Ridgid tool comes in. When you flip this attachment, you get a small hole where you can insert a screwdriver or metal rod for additional leverage to tackle any nuts that won’t budge.
Another good thing is that both ends of the handle fit basin nuts (one than holds water supply line) and plastic nuts on spray holder. Most installations use plastic nuts, so using regular basin wrench can ruin the nuts and make them loose. Depending on the plastic nuts model, you can use either end of the tool. On the other side of the attachment, you get nicely designed shape to turn shut-off valve without marring chrome finish.