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Basin wrench?

Anyone know what a basin wrench is called here? Kitchen faucet has become loose and none of my tools can get to the nut.
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Old 16.12.2017, 20:51
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Anyone know what a basin wrench is called here? Kitchen faucet has become loose and none of my tools can get to the nut.
I didn't know but I googled:

Standhahnmutterschlüssel.

Here's a tip: Find what you are looking for on a site with an English language option and then select German as the webpage language. That's what I did.
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Re: Basin wrench?

I tried doing just that to find the English English version of "basin wrench" but it came back as error...anyone?
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I tried doing just that to find the English English version of "basin wrench" but it came back as error...anyone?
For English English, try interchanging spanner and wrench. But you didn’t have any problem with faucet (tap) ?
Anyway, the OP is in Nyon so he probably wants a “clé lavabo”
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Re: Basin wrench?

Clè lavabo.

Tom’s suggested trick returned Cle bassin, which got no hits.

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Re: Basin wrench?

The Migros has it as “Clé ecrou pour robinette fixe” (Nut wrench for fixed faucet)
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Clè lavabo.

Tom’s suggested trick returned Cle bassin, which got no hits.

Thanks Mr. Anon
Apologies, I didn't see you were on the French side. If you had been near to me you could have borrowed mine.

You could order one from Bauhaus:

https://www.bauhaus.ch/fr/cle-a-lavabos-wisent.html
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Clè lavabo.

Tom’s suggested trick returned Cle bassin, which got no hits.

Thanks Mr. Anon
Looks like your search phrase threw a spanner in the works.
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Re: Basin wrench?

It is called a "une clé à lavabo".

Hornbach have them (from memory - this brand) but try to get an idea of the size of the nut first. The one I bought was too small to get a grip on the nut.


The second option would be to see if you can just use a pair of "tongue and groove" pliers. If you have enough room you might be able to get enough of a "bite" to tighten the nut.

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Re: Basin wrench?

Here is the link with Hornbach. The nut I was trying to loosen (to change the faucet) was less than 32mm but I was not able to get the teeth to hold. I might have been that I had little to no space to work with.

Hornbach calls it a "clé de montage robinet" but most people would just call it a clé à lavabo as mentioned above.

https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Cle-de-...8/article.html
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Re: Basin wrench?

Just get yourself into Landi . They have them all ..
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Re: Basin wrench?

Avesco rental store hire out DIY equipment, they have branches in Rommanel, Lausanne, Genève, give them a call?


http://www.catrental.ch/location-seg...o-it-yourself/
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