I live in a 60+ year-old apartment. My bathroom faucet sometimes gets clogged with little chunks, probably bits of rust or minerals from inside the supply pipes. So every now & then I have to remove the aerator from the faucet and knock the chunks out of it to allow the water to flow freely.
But the other day, I must have gripped the aerator too hard with the pliers I was using, and it broke. The bottom 1/2" or so broke off, leaving the threaded part stuck in the faucet. D'oh! Now the water just kind of "blobs" out of the faucet and seems to splash a lot more. It kind of makes a mess.
So, how the heck do I get the threaded part out so I can install a new aerator? I've called a couple of plumbing supply places, who seemed to have no helpful suggestions. Surely someone out there has done something similar, right? Is there a tool I can either buy or rig up? If anyone's got any suggestions or has managed to overcome this same problem, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks!
(I'd prefer not to have to ask my landlord to replace the faucet, but if I can't fix it, I might have to do that.)