Ridgid Faucet & Sink Installer (Fast Faucet Fixes!!) — by Home Repair Tutor

22December 2021

Hey, everybody. Today I’m going to be showing you a really
cool tool that I want you to know about. It’s a Ridgid Faucet & Sink Installer. And one of our community members, Adam, asked
me to do a tutorial on how to remove faucet supply lines. So today I’m going to show you how to use
the Ridgid Faucet & Sink Installer Tool to do that and some other cool things if you’re
working in the bathroom, all right? So stay tuned. I think you’re really going to like this
tool. This is the Ridgid Faucet & Sink Installer

If you’re doing any kind of plumbing work
in your bathroom, especially with the sink or toilet, you need this bad boy. So the silver insert that I’m pointing to
here is for shut off valves. You slip it over the shut off valve handle,
and you turn it counter-clockwise to turn it on, and clockwise to turn it off. This is particularly good if you’ve got
an old shut off valve and the handle’s kind of stuck; it just won’t move, and you need
to get a little bit of leverage on it.

But just be careful. Don’t break that handle with the Ridgid
Faucet & Sink Installer Tool. So our Home Repair Tutor community member,
Adam, asked, “How do you remove the supply lines without removing the sink from the vanity
cabinet?” Well turn the silver attachment over, and
there’ll be grooves in it that will fit over the nuts of the supply line. Just make sure that the open end of that silver
insert is aligned with the open end of the orange tool. And as you can see here, there are those grooves
that will fit over the nuts of the supply lines. So slip the orange Ridgid Faucet & Sink Installer
Tool over the supply line and onto the nut, and turn it counter-clockwise to loosen the
supply line. It’s really that simple; it’s awesome. I used to use a basin wrench for this, which
is a good tool, but the Faucet & Sink Installer Tool is way better.

So as you can see here, the nut of the supply
line fits into the tool, and the supply line, itself, goes through the opening of the orange
part of the Installer Tool. So that’s pretty sweet. And if you want to put the new supply line
back on, you just thread it on to the bottom of the faucet by hand; you hand-tighten it. Then you slip the tool over the supply line
and turn it clockwise to tighten down on that nut. This is really awesome; it makes your life
a lot easier, especially if you cannot remove the sink in your particular situation. But what do you do if you’ve got these nuts
on the bottom of your faucet? Well the nuts themselves have these little
grooves in them, these little grooves that will fit down into the slot of your Ridgid
Faucet & Sink Installer Tool.

So remove the silver attachment, and you’ll
want to figure out what slots in the orange tool will fit over the grooves of the nut. So there are two different ends to the orange
tool. If one end doesn’t work, flip it over, and
try the other slots. So there you go. The nut fits into the slots of the tool, and
you can just turn it counter-clockwise to remove that nut. Pretty, pretty sweet. I’m telling you; this works great. Now what about supply lines to your toilet? Supply lines to the toilet also have grooves
in them, typically, and what you can do is put the silver insert back into the tool,
and make sure the open end is aligned with the silver open end of the attachment.

Then slide the grooves of the supply line
down into the silver attachment of the Ridgid Faucet & Sink Installer Tool. Make sure the supply line goes down through
the groove of the orange part of the tool, and you’re all set. Now we’re working in the bathroom. This attachment here is for attaching basins
in your kitchen sink. We’re not going to deal with that right
now, but what you can do is slide it up underneath the tool—put it into the tool—and there’s
a hole in it that you can put a screwdriver into.

And this will give you leverage on really
stubborn supply lines or shut off valves, and that’s a really good thing if you’ve
got an older bathroom. So there you go, that’s another great attribute. Well there you go. That is the Ridgid Faucet & Sink Installer
Tool. I think you’re really, really going to like
it, especially if you have to install a new faucet, and you don’t want to take the sink
off the basin or off the vanity cabinet. So check out this tool; it’s only $20 at
your local home store. I already did a giveaway for one of these
bad boys, so I’m not going to do another one because it was just a few weeks ago. But stay tuned. Sign up for the YouTube channel. Go ahead and hit the subscribe button. That way, if I do have a giveaway, you’ll
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So have a great day. Thanks for watching the video. Take care, and I’ll talk to you soon..

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