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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Connecting faucet to splitter to mini-dishwasher

Sorry for the crude drawing: At the top, you can see the faucet cap (female). Just below, the faucet splitter (both splits are male). On the right, the dishwasher input (female). I believe the ...
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Is it a good idea to place an electric boiler on the warm water line?

I have a condensing gas boiler (tank-less) at one end of my house. I have a bathroom at the the other end of my house, at a higher level. In the morning if I open the hot water tap it takes about 15L (...
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How to unscrew faucet nut with no room to rotate?

I need to remove a bottom mount sink faucet to replace a clogged cartridge. Unfortunately, there's no room to spin the faucet nut as it bumps into the edge of the sink. Any ideas?
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Needing help with identification of shower faucet

The shower is leaking in our bathroom and I know we need a new cartridge but the problem is that we can’t identify the brand. The only marks are a K41 on the green water pressure balance unit and a “M”...
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Why do I have low water pressure after changing bathtub faucet handles?

My parents have a old home and their bathtub faucets started leaking a while back. Unfortunately my dad had someone change the handles and it just made things worse. I'm pretty sure the handles aren't ...
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Removing existing RO faucet secured with toggle spring butterfly anchors

Most RO faucets seem to be held in by a nut, but this one has a butterfly spring anchor type which would have enabled the installer to have tightened/secured it from the top. I need to install new ...
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How can determine if Ozone is still being produced in our tap?

We have a tap (hot/cold) with an ozone injector in the pantry. For people that want to know why - it's the greenest way to kill bugs in the kitchen, especially the bench top. I seem to recall that ...
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Hot kitchen water tap seizing up if run too much

The hot kitchen tap is being a nightmare to me. It runs OK at low flow, however as flow is increased, it starts making noise, high pitched squeal, followed by shaking and then water stops flowing ...
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Installing regular kitchen tap in caravan with garden hose

I live in a caravan attached to a granny flat next to my parents' home (in Australia). I want to run water from the tanks to the van, but the van no longer has any of the original plumbing, only a ...
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Why does my kitchen sink shut off as soon as I turn it on?

When I turn my faucet on, it shuts off but if I turn it on low it stays on. If I turn the water on to high or activate the spray nozzle, it will stop flowing. Why? The faucet is a Pfister Avalon 26 ...
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about 13years old Kohler Kitchen Faucet replacement

I would like to take off the old kitchen faucet, but it is alot tougher than I thought! This is how it looks like, and I tried to strew the fold ring with wrench, but it does not move at all. There ...
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Correct use of flexi-coupling

What's the correct way of using flexible tap connectors with normal UK domestic plumbing? They're sold at most plumbers as a convenient way of connecting bath taps, ball-valves and showers etc. The ...
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Faucet turning in the wrong direction

I have a faucet that is turning in the wrong direction. Please see picture below. How do I fix this?
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bathtub faucet handdle

The cold water handle just spins and no water comes out. I took off the cover on faucet handle and when i started to take screw off the water came on; hot water valve is fine but when i took cover off ...
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How to replace Moen Finley faucet aerator

after dripping water from my kitchen faucet during freezing temp, my aerator blew out of it. I can’t find any info how to replace. Moen cust service did not call at my scheduled time slot and they are ...
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No water coming out of the kitchen faucet. Only a couple drops when cold or hot water is turned on

We had a hard freeze here in Louisiana last week. We are back to warmer temperatures outside now 71•degrees. All my faucets and showers are able to run water except for my kitchen sink faucet. My ...
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How to tighten this unusual faucet nut?

This is a 4 year old faucet, and it has a nut/extension that I have not seen before. The tip is plastic. I checked with local HD, and they did not have an answer either. I appreciate your help.
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How do I remvoe a Alfi widespread faucet? It seems to be cloged. It is all brass

Alfi AB1326 widespread bathroom faucet. The spout seems to be one piece and will not fit through the whole in the counter. The T on the bottom looks like it should just unscrew,but it does not. ...
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How do I seal the connection between my male threaded faucet and a female brass adapter?

I’m pretty new to this, so I may be down a wrong path. Ultimately I’m trying to connect a garden hose connection to my bathroom faucet, but my faucet is too small. After a lot of measuring and trial ...
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Bathroom faucet cold water only works if hot turned on first

When the cold water handle of my bathroom faucet is turned on by itself no water comes out. This is a two handled one spout faucet. If I turn on the hot water first, then I can turn on the cold and ...
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How to replace a hose bib?

Not sure what these are called or what they are for but we had a freeze a couple years ago and every time now I hook up the hose, water shoots out everywhere. I tried to remove it with no luck. I didn'...
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How do I replace the cartridge lever in my Moen bathroom faucet?

I'm trying to replace the cartridges on this Moen faucet. I removed the cap and the screw but the lever just won't come off. I tried pulling it off on every different angle. It appears the lever is a ...
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How to properly grip a curved cartridge cover on a single-cartridge faucet?

Our kitchen faucet suddenly went down to a slow trickle after making a noise (described by the last user of the sink as a "pop" sound). Other taps in the house work just fine, so we know the ...
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How Tighten Kitchen Faucet? [duplicate]

I have a kitchen faucet that is a Moen, a replacement for the old one I tossed about a year ago. Since then, the Moen isn't secured tightly, and it's bothered me enough to try to fix it. I just don't ...
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Kitchen faucet causing spike in water pressure [closed]

today I bought a pressure gage to check my water pressure. Put it on and it is sitting at 70 PSI. Left it on for an hour and saw it had spiked to 100. Reset the red needle and had my wife flush ...
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Faucet handle turns entire base

I have a Delta kitchen faucet and when I turn the arm (A in the picture below), the on-off lever turns as well (B). It should just be turning A. I can't seem to find the exact model, but knowing the ...
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Single lever faucet shuts off by itself

Single lever kitchen faucet will not remain open at slow flow rates. Lever moves by itself to “off”. Valve remains open at high flow rates. What is likely to be the problem?
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How can I stop a faucet leak temporarily?

My kitchen faucet is leaking at the faucet head. I believe it’s a cartridge failure. I’ve got the water shut off to the faucet. Are there any temporary fixes to get me by until stores are open?
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Moen Monticello 4570 Bathroom Faucet Dripping

I have a 17 yr-old, Monticello widespread faucet that is dripping. So far, I’ve determined that the problem is with the cold faucet and I have removed the handle down to the sink base. I’m now at a ...
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Widespread Bathroom Faucet Handle Seat Removal

I was able to completely remove all of the handle down to the stem. I’ve spent the last 4 hours reviewing videos on what I should do next and am at a loss. None of the stems on the videos look ...
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Connector for washing machine to kitchen faucet

I don't have a standard faucet but one that extends out. What is the correct dimension of the adapter? I tried a few but none of them really fits.
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Does ground faucet need to be covered in winter?

My house has two exterior faucets that come out of the ground rather than out of the side of the house. I live in North Texas. When temperatures get significantly below freezing, should these be ...
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Where do I find a wrench for this nut?

This nut secures the kitchen sink faucet to the sink. I am not sure the size of it. It is also difficult to get to it. It is thin and looks quite recesed in. Is there a special tool for it to help ...
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Bathroom Faucet Cartridge is Seized. How to remove this?

I have a leaky bathroom faucet (single handle) where I am trying to replace the cartridge. In the process, I broke the cartridge in half as it turns out the cartridge is stuck to the faucet. Does ...
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Kohler kitchen faucet - replaced side sprayer now faucet doesn't work

I have an older Kohler kitchen faucet with a separate valve and side sprayer (3 hole). The sprayer hose is going bad. In making sure that I purchased the correct thing I removed the side sprayer at ...
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What do I look for in replacing this shower knob? What is this style called?

I have these shower knobs in an older shower stall. I want to replace the knobs only (the valves seem to be working fine). I picked off the cover for the screw on one and found that there was a cross-...
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My faucet leaks when I turn it off but stops when I move the handle to the on position just a tad

I’ve replaced the seat and spring hoping the dripping would stop. But now when I turn the handle off it drips. I can move the handle toward the on position just a fraction and it stops leaking. What ...
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Hot water works only 10% of the time in kitchen faucet, works fine in other sinks

My kitchen sink hot water works inconsistently and mainly doles out cold water. However, if I turn the hot water in the bathroom sink the hot water starts working in the kitchen sink so I’ve just been ...
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Best tool to loosen shower faucet that is secured from the back?

My goal is to replace the washer in this tap. I have been unable to do this because I need to be sure how to unscrew the tap and/or why it cannot be unscrewed. There is no nut at the front or screw on ...
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How can I add a filter to my kitchen faucet?

It seems like my faucet does not have thread either inside or outside. I tried different adapters. It's not working anyway. I was using this filter.
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Unknown faucet type spins freely

I've unscrewed seemingly everything that can be except the pipes. Spinning the rod with a wrench just spins it freely except for a slight bump at the angle where it originally "broke". The ...
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How to disassemble this old faucet? faucet supply line is leaking which needs to be replaced

how do disassemble this old faucet? The faucet supply line leak needs to be replaced. please check the pics.
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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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How can I repair a leak in my 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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