Plz Help....what tool do I need for this? [Bathroom sink vale]

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  1. Oct 27, 2017 #1

    Djani

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    I'm trying to troubleshoot this leaky faucet...
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    these are the valves underneath the sink... [sorry for the upside down pic]

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    every tutorial I look up shows just a hand knob underneath. These can't be turned with pliers because the square protrusion "disappears" into the round cylinder when you turn it...

    been googling my head off to no avail. HELP plz! Please tell me there is a tool for this, and what its name is. Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 28, 2017 #2

    voletl

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    Those valves need a certain key to shut off. They are installed that way to prevent people that do not have the key from tampering with the fixture. Is this in your home? Do you rent or lease?
     
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    Look for a 4 way sillcock key

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  4. Oct 28, 2017 #4

    Djani

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    Thanks!!! this is in a NYC Co-op building....not my apartment

    I will head to hardware store for that key.....
     

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