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What are basin tap wrenches used for?

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Basin tap wrenches, what are they used for? under sink back nuts Basin tap wrenches are used to tighten or loosen basin, sink and bath tap backnuts. They may also be used to undo hard-to-reach compression fittings.
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Basin tap wrench, Adjustable Basin Wrench 25mm - 50mm These basin wrenches have adjustable spring action jaws that maintain an automatic grip on pipe fittings. The forged steel jaws turn 180 degrees for greater flexibility. Essential Tool for use on compression fittings, copper or polythene, on basins and baths. To fit sizes 20 to 50mm pipe fittings. Basin wrenches are primarily used to remove tap fittings that are hard or impossible to turn with traditional spanners and wrenches.
Basin tap wrench, Adjustable Basin Wrench 25mm - 50mm These basin wrenches have adjustable spring action jaws that maintain an automatic grip on pipe fittings. The forged steel jaws turn 180 degrees for greater flexibility. Essential Tool for use on compression fittings, copper or polythene, on basins and baths. To fit sizes 20 to 50mm pipe fittings. The threaded nuts that are used to hold taps onto a sink, basin or bath are often located in deeply-recessed places that can only be accessed with a basin tap wrench.

What is a backnut?

Back nut and lock nut, tap basin wrenches tap tools wonkee donkee tools DIY guide Backnuts are hexagonal nuts incorperating a flange and are commonly made from plastic or brass, though you may come across older steel backnuts.
Compression fitting Tap Back Nut Spanner 27 x 32mm, Tommy Bar Faithfull Tap backnut spanner is a double ended box spanner used for the removal or fitting of brass and nylon tap back nuts on basins. Supplied complete with a Tommy bar. Spanner Sizes: 27mm and 32mm. Not all basin tap wrenches are limited to only fit backnuts. Adjustable basin wrenches can also be used on compression fittings.

What is a compression fitting?

Compression fitting, plumbing fitting, olive ferrule, copper pipe plumbing tools wonkee donkee A compression fitting is used in plumbing to join two or more pieces of pipe together or alternatively seal a pipe with a stop end. The device is made up of compression fitting nuts, olives, and a compression fitting body. As the nut is tightened, olive is compressed to create a water-tight seal.