how to unscrew a sink pipe without wrench

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried to unscrew a sink pipe without a wrench and failed miserably. Well, there’s good news – it is possible to do it without a wrench! Here’s how:

Tools You’ll Need

pliers, adjustable wrench, hammer, screwdriver, cold chisel, and a pipe wrench.

The Process

Unscrew the cap from the cleanout plug located on the underside of the sink with your fingers. If the cleanout plug is difficult to turn, wrap a rag around it and use a pliers to unscrew it. Insert a drain auger into the cleanout plug opening and turn the auger handle clockwise to break through any clogs. Push the auger cable into the drainpipe until you feel resistance. This resistance is likely caused by a clog in the drain. Continue pushing the auger until you can no longer push it any further.

Tips and Tricks

If you’re trying to unscrew a stuck pipe without a wrench, there are a few different things you can try. First, try using a pair of pliers to grip the pipe and turn it. If that doesn’t work, you can try using a hammer to tap the pipe in the direction you want it to turn. Sometimes, this will loosen the pipe enough for you to be able to unscrew it by hand. Finally, if all else fails, you can try heating the pipe with a torch until it expands and then quickly cooling it with water. This should cause the pipe to contract and loosen enough for you to remove it.

What to Do If It’s Still Stuck

If you’ve tried all of the above and your sink pipe is still stuck, you may need to call a professional.


Make sure to turn off the water before attempting any repairs. Use a pipe wrench to loosen the connection between the sink and the pipe. If the pipe is corroded, you may need to use a hacksaw to cut through it. Once you’ve disconnected the sink, you should be able to unscrew it by hand.


How do I unscrew a sink pipe without a wrench?

It is possible to unscrew a sink pipe without a wrench, but it may be more difficult and take longer. You may need to use a pair of pliers or another tool to get enough leverage. If you are having difficulty, you can try heating up the pipe with a hair dryer or heat gun to make it easier to turn.

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Additional Resources

If you’re still having trouble removing the sink pipe, you may need to use a stronger tool like a pipe wrench or a basin wrench. You can also try using a putty knife to loosen the joint between the sink and the pipe. For more information on how to remove a sink pipe, check out the video below.


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