Questions tagged [faucet]

For questions specifically relating to plumbing fixtures that provide an endpoint for a home's water supply system. Topics include fixture design and specialization, installation, maintenance, repair and replacement, among others.

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Remove recessed faucet aerator that lacks notches

I’ve read several similar posts and answers but I think my faucet may be a bit different. I have a hidden / recessed aerator but there are no notches for any tools to fit to unscrew it. However I’m ...
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Remove bathroom faucet cartridge

I watched numerous YouTube DIY videos on this topic and other articles on the web, they all seem to address the simplest case where you expose the cartridge by remove the faucet top, and turn it with ...
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How to remove bathroom faucet with connection plate underneath

I can not figure out how to remove our old bathroom faucet. it is a three piece set on top, but underneath it is all connected and it looks like it is one piece. There is a plate connecting everything ...
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Bathroom faucet

I have a delta bathroom faucet. The hot side is dripping from under the faucet down the water line and dripping. Turned off water shut off and took off handle. There is still water under the handle ...
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Washing machine tap is seized, what can I try?

As I was trying to install a first washing machine at my folks new home, I ran into the issue of not being able to open the water line into the machine. Context: the bathroom went through a ...
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How can I adapt my faucet to a dishwasher connection?

I'm looking for one of those table top dishwashers. I can use the sink's tap if it has a screw end. The problem is that mine doesn’t. Can anyone think of a way to adapt this tap to get a screw end on?
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Getting Two 3/8” Inlets after Angle Valve

One of the PEX water outlets in my garage is currently connected to a 1/2 in. Nominal Compression Inlet x 3/8 in. O.D. Compression Outlet Multi-Turn Angle Valve (similar to one shown here). I’d like ...
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Tub and sink faucet damage

My sink and bathtub faucets both had a lot of water deposits on them, so I put white vinegar in bags and used rubber bands to secure those to the faucets and left them there for a few hours. When I ...
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How do I fix this dripping Delta/peerless 1-handle bathroom faucet?

We have a pair of the delta/peerless one-handle type faucets in a bathroom. They're the ones where you remove the handle after loosening the hex-key worm screw, then the metal bonnet unscrews (flats, ...
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Leaving water shut for 1 bathroom sink out of 2

I have a small water dripping issue from one of the faucet in the bathroom. I have one of those two sink bathroom and one of the sink have a constant water dripping issue from the faucet where it'd ...
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Do you fully open the shutoff valves for your sink supply lines?

The water tap is splashing water all over the place if we fully open the tap. The water flows well from the aerator-straight jets of liquid from each vent ..the splashing happens when it hits the sink,...
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Help with loose faucet, bottom part is secure

I have an issue with a loose faucet. It appears the threads at the base are not connecting properly to the threads in the upper "tube" (sorry, not sure the technical term). The faucet is ...
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What do they call these rubber items and springs in a faucet?

These items came out when I tried to change my shower water-mixing capsule, what are they?
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Pullout single side handle kitchen faucet intermittent

Less than a year old, no name on faucet or instructions. The feeling of turning on seems smooth and no different when it fails or works. Seems to be getting worse over the past week. If left on it ...
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What is a replacement part for GOBO 21411? [closed]

My shower has a mixer valve capsule whose only marking is GOBO 21411. You can see it in the pictures attached below. Thus far I know that "DANCO Cartridge for Glacier Bay Single-Handle Tub/...
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How do I prevent my bathtub hand valve from running?

Faucet was installed in 2017, when house was built. It leaks when I open either the cold or hot water valves on the bathtub, I notice the leak begin once there's significant flow rate through the main ...
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Contaminants in very old water pipes?

Suppose they're 100 years old and metal - unsure if iron, lead, or neither - and inflowing water before the pipes is clean. What contaminants are expected in tap water from such pipes? Heavy metals? ...
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How to repair shower faucet/valve leak and identifying replacement parts

My shower faucet is leaking. Please see my photo here. I think it is a "Ferguson" brand "pressure-balanced" shower faucet; I think the model is "ProFlo" (aka "Pro ...
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Broken part of aerator stuck in faucet

My aerator got broken and the disconnected part is stuck in the faucet. Now if I don't unscrew the disconnected part, I can't install a new aerator. Please advise how to remove it. thank you.
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Need to identify the brand of this kitchen faucet

I need to replace the diverter and/or cartridge and need the brand to get instructions/parts. There are no markings/logos on faucet or beneath the sink. Can anyone help?
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Washroom faucet: Is the hole for the stopper rod sealed against water?

I have a small washroom sink. Sometimes, when washing my face or hair, or using a water pik, water gets on top of the neck/spout of the faucet (see image below). The water trickles down the spout ...
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How can I mix hot and cold water in a dual flow tap?

We have an old kitchen dual flow tap. This tap has 2 holes, from were the hot and cold water come from. So the hot and cold water do not mix, this means that we end up burning and freezing our hands ...
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What part is broken in this leaky faucet?

This water faucet is on the wall outside of my house. As shown in the following video, when gradually turned on, it leaks from the above. It is as if the green hexagonal cap is not sealed due to ...
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Two Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet Does not Mix Hot and Cold

My two-handle bathroom sink faucet suddenly went weak on both cold and hot sides. I can get cold water or hot water (using H or C handle separately) but no warm water. Turning on Cold and then adding ...
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Bathroom faucet supply line quick connect uses pin. What is this called?

The supply line that connects to the underside of the bathroom faucet uses a "quick connect" pin. What is this type of connection called? More info: I am installing a water filter for the ...
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Are Rubber Washers In Faucets Supposed To Be Regularly Replaced?

When cleaning the faucet aerator I find the rubber washer gives off black stains as if it's dissolving. Does this mean it's time to replace the washer? It also happened when replacing the faucet. ...
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Spring for kitchen faucet

I have a Grohe kitchen faucet that has a weak spring. Without disassemble the faucet is there any way to tightening the spring so it retracts tight.
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Why does my toilet overflow when I turn the sink tap on?

When I turn either this bathroom tap on, or another bathroom tap on, on the same floor, the toilet inlet starts letting in water. Please see this video: https://youtu.be/GIuwzwYNUrQ What's the cause, ...
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Faucet Water Coming Out Too Slow

The faucet in my bathroom has become really slow as far as water pressure. I suspect it must be some rock chips clogging up the faucet head. How can I remove the faucet head so I can clean up the ...
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Why one faucet of the same make and brand tightens up to an upside down angle?

I fitted new nozzle bibtap(same brand) onto new bibtap wall flange(same shop). I used PTFE tape, with Pipe joint lubricant(could not source Pipe joint compound), on both fittings. One fitted ...
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Kitchen Faucet Low Water Pressure (Cold Only)

Have a single handle kitchen faucet. Hot water pressure works fine, but cold water has very low pressure (almost a trickle). Things I have tried: Cleaned the aerator (nothing blocking it) Changed ...
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Water from sink cuts off intermittently

Laundry room sink faucet ( hot or cold) will stop running for no reason. I turn faucet off stand there a couple minutes, turn water back and it works. This problem started about 3 weeks ago, no noises ...
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Cannot remove Bathroom faucet set screw

My two-handle bathroom faucet started leaking, so I am trying to remove the faucet handle and replace the cartridge. When I remove the cap to unscrew the set screw in the faucet handle, I can unscrew ...
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How to remove these faucet handles? Anyone recognize this faucet?

no screw or hole visible all around the handle or stem. no indentation below the round top to pop it out. tried to gently use covered pliers to turn the round top counter-clockwise, but that's either ...
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How many faucet turns does it take for water to flow?

I have the following water outlet for my washing machine: Recently, I turned it off after 5 years of non-stop use. A few days later, I cannot open it. I can turn it about 150 degrees, but no more, ...
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How to identify shower taps, or how to disassemble them?

How can I identify which make & model of shower taps this is? This is so I can try to look up assembly instructions ...or maybe you can help me guess how to fix it instead. Family emergency here. ...
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Will replacing wall-mounted kitchen faucet help with leak?

I live in a 1930 building and have a wall-mounted faucet as shown in the first two pictures. I have had the cartridges under the handles replaced twice (the last time for $300), but a drip always ...
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Sink Faucet Cartridge Replacement

Desperate for help identifying / replacing the cartridge pictured below. The faucet is old and we would like to keep it. We’ve talked to several plumbers and tried several big box and specialty shops, ...
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Is it a good idea to use vinegar to help clear up faucet aerator?

I have a Moen faucet in the laundry area, which looks very similar to the one mentioned in this question (Removing Moen kitchen faucet aerator): I have also not been able to open the aerator yet. [...
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What tool do I use to remove this aerator? [duplicate]

This is the photo of my sink aerator, i have been searching on the internet but have no idea what tool should i use to remove it. Any help is appreciated!
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My kitchen faucet was installed so that the water doesn't flow into the center of the sink

The water does not flow into the center of the sink. It hits into the sink about 3/4 back. Lots of water gets splashed up on the counter behind the sink. Can I bend the faucet so that the nozzle is ...
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What is this bathroom overflow drain sink seal and is it replaceable?

I'm replacing a bathroom faucet and this seal that appears built into the drain and sealing the raw OSB/wood/etc. from the overflow drain is in terrible shape. I tried removing it and it's stubborn. ...
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Why does my irrigation timer leak at the spigot connection?

I've been trying to set up a drip irrigation system in my small backyard. I bought a 3-outlet orbit irrigation timer, and have been trying to get it hooked up to a drip irrigation kit. I already had ...
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Can I reuse a faucet with new vanity cabinet and counter?

I have a Delta Faucet. We are thinking of installing a totally new vanity, bathroom cabinet and counter. Is there an issue reinstalling the same faucet, installation or maintenance wise? Just curious, ...
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Is this sink faucet removable?

We are trying to replace this sink faucet because the hot water has very little flow. We traced that problem to the faucet itself but now we are unsure if the faucet and handles are removable from the ...
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What are my options for connecting my water filter to my faucet?

I have this under sink water filter: 3M Aqua-Pure Under Sink Full Flow Water Filter System Cyst-FF It has push-to-fit 3/8 tubing going in and out. It comes with sufficient hardware to go from the ...
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How do I replace the seats and springs in this Delta kitchen faucet?

My Delta kitchen faucet has gotten really difficult to turn off. It will drip unless you turn it off just right. I am trying to take it apart and replace the seats and springs. But this is as far as ...
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Does a hot water dispenser heat water by itself?

Does such a hot water dispenser heat water by itself? https://www.grainger.com/product/IN-SINK-ERATOR-0-7-gal-Hot-Water-Dispenser-23NU44. I saw one that looks like the one in the link was installed ...
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Removing the casing from a mixer tap

I'm trying to replace the cartridge in this mixer tap: I've watched a few videos online, and they all seem to indicate that the tap will have a screw holding it in place - the only one I can find is ...
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Is Delta Faucets' Warranty Really Lifetime? [closed]

I was informed by an agent at Delta Faucets Canada (Masco Canada) recently that their lifetime warranty only lasts ten years for normal wear and tear.

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