Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 16.12.2017, 19:42
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 697
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 517 Times in 271 Posts
bowlie is considered knowledgeablebowlie is considered knowledgeablebowlie is considered knowledgeable
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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 16.12.2017, 19:51
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 12,075
Groaned at 352 Times in 283 Posts
Thanked 16,714 Times in 6,873 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Basin wrench?

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Tom1234 for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 17.12.2017, 00:52
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Nyon
Posts: 996
Groaned at 15 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 1,104 Times in 533 Posts
Rachel Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRachel Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRachel Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRachel Moore has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Basin wrench?

I tried doing just that to find the English English version of "basin wrench" but it came back as error...anyone?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 17.12.2017, 06:04
me.anon's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: thun
Posts: 1,659
Groaned at 28 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 2,066 Times in 999 Posts
me.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Basin wrench?

Quote:
View Post
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”
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank me.anon for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 17.12.2017, 08:16
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 697
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 517 Times in 271 Posts
bowlie is considered knowledgeablebowlie is considered knowledgeablebowlie is considered knowledgeable
Re: Basin wrench?

Clè lavabo.

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

Thanks Mr. Anon
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17.12.2017, 09:00
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 697
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 517 Times in 271 Posts
bowlie is considered knowledgeablebowlie is considered knowledgeablebowlie is considered knowledgeable
Re: Basin wrench?

The Migros has it as “Clé ecrou pour robinette fixe” (Nut wrench for fixed faucet)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17.12.2017, 09:25
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 12,075
Groaned at 352 Times in 283 Posts
Thanked 16,714 Times in 6,873 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Basin wrench?

Quote:
View Post
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
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17.12.2017, 09:55
me.anon's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: thun
Posts: 1,659
Groaned at 28 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 2,066 Times in 999 Posts
me.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Basin wrench?

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank me.anon for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 17.12.2017, 10:05
Verbier's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lully VD
Posts: 3,984
Groaned at 15 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 4,069 Times in 2,087 Posts
Verbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond repute
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.

__________________
Do or do not, there is no try(ing). Yoda
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17.12.2017, 10:11
Verbier's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lully VD
Posts: 3,984
Groaned at 15 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 4,069 Times in 2,087 Posts
Verbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond repute
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
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 17.12.2017, 10:14
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nyon
Posts: 2,407
Groaned at 68 Times in 40 Posts
Thanked 2,904 Times in 1,149 Posts
John_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Basin wrench?

Just get yourself into Landi . They have them all ..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 17.12.2017, 10:36
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Nyon
Posts: 996
Groaned at 15 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 1,104 Times in 533 Posts
Rachel Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRachel Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRachel Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRachel Moore has a reputation beyond repute
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/
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Under Wash-basin cabinet evianers Items wanted 0 20.09.2017 13:06
Buy a pipe wrench in Zurich dimle Housing in general 2 13.04.2012 23:19
Cleaning blocks inside wash basin Anuradha Housing in general 4 17.12.2011 17:25
need to borrow torque wrench jessbern Transportation/driving 8 17.03.2011 10:24
Wanted - Basin Wrench! - Bremagarten Gully Items wanted 5 25.01.2011 09:41


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0