I need help removing faucet nut head

Hi, Could anyone at VHS help me with this?
I have an old faucet (1970-80’s). The Nuthead that holds the washer is really hard to unscrew. It’s made of brass. I was thinking if someone could welding something onto the nuthead (made of brass) I could then get some leverage to unscrew it. I have destroyed the grip and I can’t currently get leverage, I can show you in the photo link. Or, if you can think of any other solution to open this screw.


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/331014641370078927/

Hopefully someone at VHS can help me with this?

The Pinterest link is not working. Are you able to upload another photo?

I just uploaded 2 photos.

Someone here might be able to help. Also probably worth posting on reddit.com/r/plumbing as well.I’ve gotten lots of advice there for things like this.

Good idea Janet. I will post there now.

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you may be able to remove it using what they call water pump pliers

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Yeah, Knipex Cobra pliers are your best bet for this, followed by ChannelLock pliers, followed by Vise-Grips

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I was finally able to unscrew it by filing down the sides of the brass tap stem which allowed my wrench to get a good hold on it.
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Awesome!