Cannot detach hose from faucet

Kathy doherty
by Kathy doherty
I cannot unscrew outdoor hose from faucet. It's really stuck. I've tried pliers, wrench and a blow torch!
  27 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 29, 2016
    Oops, that's not good. The blow torch probably damaged the gaskets inside the faucet. You can try vineger. Cut the hose off just below the connection and put about a 3/4 cup of white vineger in a plastic bag and tape it over the faucet so that the faucet is in the vinegar and just leave it for a few days. Remove the bag and then grip the stuck bit with a vice grip and give it a small, teeny, tiny turn anti-clockwise and then a huge turn clockwise to loosen. Hope it helps.
  • William William on Jun 29, 2016
    I would try spraying it liberally with WD40 and let it soak for a while. The try the pliers again.
  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Jun 29, 2016
    Try WD40. Spray it around the connection so it can ooze into the space between the faucet and the connector.
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jun 29, 2016
    I agree with William
  • Greg Greg on Jun 29, 2016
    Make sure the water flow is turned off, then try to tighten it a TINY bit with no water in the line.
  • Paty Paty on Jun 29, 2016
    I know that WD40 works like magic on almost anything.
  • Jacquienina Jacquienina on Jun 29, 2016
    Sell your house.
  • Susan Harris Seeley Susan Harris Seeley on Jun 29, 2016
    Liquid wrench or WD40
  • Barbara Stuart Barbara Stuart on Jun 29, 2016
    Marvel Mystry Oil
  • Mike Mike on Jun 29, 2016
    very carefully drill into the outer casting of hose with a 1/8 inch bit. Clamp onto the outer casting with channel locks and use a long(1 foot or so) piece of pipe that will fit onto the handle of the channel locks. Hope this helps/
  • Judy Judy on Jun 29, 2016
    You could try a plumber's pipe wrench with a "helper" length of hard pipe inserted on the handle to increase your leverage. Some times turning the wrong way first will work. Or tap it with a hammer to loosen it.
  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 29, 2016
    Go to a REAL hardware store. You do NOT want WD40. There is a product that should loosen the brass ring from faucet, if you didn't weld it in place with the torch. Second. OR call a plumber. Have faucet removed and replaced. Next time put vaseline on the threads be f ore you screw on the hose OR, LAST RESORT.........MOVE😠
  • Sylvia A. M. Colburn Sylvia A. M. Colburn on Jun 29, 2016
    If replacing a faucet, consider getting a Ball Valve. They are SO MUCH BETTER, FASTER than those turn & turn & turn valves. I love mine!
  • Barb Barb on Jun 30, 2016
    Hahaha! Love your answer Leslie! I have the same problem and will surely remember the Vaseline trick next time since even our plumber couldn't budge the thing.
  • Buck Buck on Jun 30, 2016
    Try using a product called BLAST I use it on rusted bolts keep spraying the fittings for a day or so most of all be patient . If it is not cross threaded it should come loose. If it Is cross threaded, take a hacksaw and very gently cut into the hose fitting being carful not to ruin the threads on the faucet when u have cut into it try to break it with water pump pliers. good luck
  • Sterling Topping Sterling Topping on Jun 30, 2016
    I would use the cutting wheel on a drimel. You can control it easily and you can be done in no time at all.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 30, 2016
    try "Liquid Wrench"
  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Jun 30, 2016
    i second liquid wrench
  • Shirley Shirley on Jun 30, 2016
    perhaps a few soaks with WD40 ?? I've seen it work on ready to throw away pliers and a couple other things
  • Teresa Bruneau Teresa Bruneau on Jun 30, 2016
    Try kitchen spray like butter PAM
  • Kerry Kerry on Jun 30, 2016
    Don't use PAM. It is just vegetable oil. A penetrating spray is better. Also try vise grips, but not TOO tight. You don't want to warp the faucet, if you haven't already. No vise grips? Try large channel pliers. If nothing but pliers, try to find some hallow tube that can fit tightly around the plier grips. This will give you leverage, as does long channel pliers.
  • Larry Larry on Jun 30, 2016
    I had this happen with a washer hose and used a small hacksaw. It took lest than 5 minutes.
  • JoAnn Dibeler JoAnn Dibeler on Jun 30, 2016
    I hate when that haappens! Maybe the old jar lid trick will help - Take a butter knife with a heavy handle and tap the edge of the handle all around the stuck "lid" and then try it.
  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Jul 01, 2016
    What about product called Liquid wrench?
  • Msi1170121 Msi1170121 on Jul 01, 2016
    I solved the problem (oxidation) with good old WD40...didn't even need the pliers.
  • Linda Linda on Jul 01, 2016
    Try WD-40, we just used it on the very same problem and it worked, took a little elbow grease but it worked. Also, soak a paper towel in white vinegar, wrap it around the faucet and them wrap it in plastic wrap. Let it sit overnight and it should be loose.
  • Kris Spicer Marbaugh Kris Spicer Marbaugh on Jul 02, 2016
    put olive oil on it and let it sit for a few minutes. hold with channel locks and turn with pliers. comes right off.