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09:03pm 20/02/2006
 
 
LocaKitty
I am an utter failure at showerhead removal.

*sigh*

benlinus I will need your assistance with this one. Dammit.

I can't get the wrench to get a good enough grip on the piece. I wonder if I should have gone with the 10" wrench instead of the 8". fermi_daza was nice enough to get me a little tool set that had a wrench and some vise grips, but they weren't quite big enough to get around the piece I need to unscrew.

I wonder if the complex glued it on. Bastards. I wouldn't put it past them.

I wandered around Target for a bit. They were having pretty good clearance stuff, but the sheets that were actually interesting to me were not on sale. Maybe later. I did get Uncle Buck for $5.50 though. I love that movie. Then I headed to Barnes and Noble. I got a book of crossword puzzles. There may be stalking on Wednesday night. :) Well, I *do* have to get my paycheck and see what time I have to be in on Friday. *whistles innocently*

Off to shower with my OLD showerhead. Dammit all to hell and Phoenix.
mood: irkedirked
 
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 footnotefetish
 
04:21am 21/02/2006 (UTC)
 
 
Why We Cite: Killer Moth
Dude, your fucking post just reminded me that I still haven't taken you to Harbor Freight Tools. What kind of worthless friend am I? God damn.
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 locakitty
 
04:38am 21/02/2006 (UTC)
 
 
LocaKitty
heheheh...i was thinking about that tonight as I stood in target. not that you were a worthless friend, because you aren't, but that I should have gone to a hardware store and asked questions.

Alica <--- Tool
 
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 wynona
 
04:36am 21/02/2006 (UTC)
 
 
Moses supozas, ke mia piedfingroj estas rozoj....
If you have some sort of pvc pipe or something that will fit over the handle of the wrench you can get extra leverage that way. Even tie wraps and a broom handle will work. Once you break the silicone stuff they use to seal the threads it should go much eaiser.
 
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 locakitty
 
04:39am 21/02/2006 (UTC)
 
 
LocaKitty
I'm going to try masking tape around the nut as extra grip material. Hopefully I can get that to work.
 
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Hey, I thought of something useful....
 wynona
 
07:03am 21/02/2006 (UTC)
 
 
Moses supozas, ke mia piedfingroj estas rozoj....
With an adjustable wrench, make sure the machined angle is the one where all the pressure is going. If you put pressure on the adjustable one it can wobble and give you trouble.

Also, closing the wrench over the nut only sort of works... after you do that, take it off the nut and tighten it a wee bit more so that you have a really tight fit....

Dunno if that will help at all in this case....
 
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 wynona
 
04:37am 21/02/2006 (UTC)
 
 
Moses supozas, ke mia piedfingroj estas rozoj....
Ok, so I re-read that.... um... uh... never mind....
 
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