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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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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How can I repair this faucet handle

As you can see from the picture the faucet came off the valve. There's a screw sticking up so I assume if I can get the valve off, then I can fasten that back together. The question is, how do I get ...
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Can I leave the hot water pipe to a faucet disconnected?

I am hooking up a used faucet (see photos below) for use as an outdoor sink, and I only want to supply it with cold water. If I attach the cold water supply pipe to the cold water fitting and simply ...
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Sealing a loose deck-mount bath faucet

Does anyone know how I can seal/tighten following loose deck mounted bathtub faucet? Is there any waterproof double sided tape for this? I lifted it up in the first image below.
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Strange connection between hot/cold inlet shanks of faucet directly under the sink [duplicate]

I was expecting a 'normal' faucet but when I got under the sink to remove it, I found that there is some type of connecting 'tube' between the hot and cold side directly under the sink. There are no (...
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Installing new kitchen faucet in old mobile home

I need to install my new Glacier Bay Sadira kitchen faucet in my old 1972 mobile home. Before I begin wrenching, I've visually noticed (I think) that the new faucet's attached braided hoses are a 3/8&...
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How do I troubleshoot the leak on this pex-connected faucet

Every bathroom faucet in my house is leaking in roughly the same fashion. They were installed roughly 2.5 years ago (new construction). They are connected via Pex lines. The leak is inside the ...
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Can I connect a bidet spray to the shut off valve of the faucet?

In my new home the toilet tank is in the wall. There is no access to the toilet shut off valve to install a bidet spray. The faucet has a reasonable distance from the toilet. I was wondering if is it ...
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How to tighten flex hose in a mini basin faucet

I bought this faucet and I’m trying to install it. How are you supposed to tighten the hoses in the base? There 11mm nuts. I can only hand tighten and can’t find a tool to use. . The bottom doesn’t ...
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Does anyone know the brand on this bathroom faucet?

This faucet was here when we bought the house and we need to replace it but don’t know the brand/type. We’d like to replace with the same faucet if possible to match our other sinks. The previous ...
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How to rehabilitate misaligned kitchen faucet sprayer nozzles

My kitchen faucet spray pattern has gone a little haywire. It's not mineral deposit/build-up... I soak in vinegar solution a few times a year to prevent this. I think it happened when I used a ...
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What is the black piece on the utility sink?

What's this black piece on the utility sink, and can it be replaced? It leaks like crazy when the water is on and makes a mess. I would like to replace it but I need some good keywords to search for ...
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How can I remove a faucet aerator that lacks notches/grooves?

Like the title says, I see no grooves or notches for inserting a "key" or any other tool to remove the aerator on this faucet. Pictures below.
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how to remove faucet cartridge from wall

I have a three handle tub and shower faucet set from late 1950s. The cold water faucet was dripping and I managed to remove the handle and the bonnet nut. But I can't see how to remove the cartridge ...
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What is this black rubber thing at the end of my kitchen faucet?

Our taps are close to the basin wall and so washing hands is uncomfortable. we currently use the baby/kid extensions for ease but I want a faucet extension that looks better. Our basin taps have these ...
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How can I add valves to supply lines when the lines are soldered to the faucet?

I am trying to replace an old faucet that my 3 yo child is unable to use because of its design. I'm new to plumbing but actively reading. I haven't seen these supply lines w/o valves before. This ...
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Little gear inside sink's faucet: what is it and what does it do?

This little gear fell out of our faucet (the house is ~ 11 years old). It's about 1cm (0.4 inch) in diameter and 0.5 cm (0.2 inch) in height. The other faucet in the same bathroom seems to have same ...
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How to remove round screw from shower handle

I've tried all kinds of (16) Hex Keys SAE: 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4" Metric: 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6MM but nothing fits these ...
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Water stream does not start for first half of tap rotation

The water in my bath sink faucet starts flowing only when the faucet has been turned halfway by 45 degrees. I would imagine water to start flowing slowly right from the start. Please watch the 10 ...
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Too much hot water from bathroom faucet

Hoping to get some guidance on what the source of my issue might be: I have a single handle bathroom sink faucet which provides very hot water when the handle is set for "warm" water. I ...
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Any idea how to change this mixing valve cartridge?

When i move the tap left or right, back or forward the water does not change. I removed the grub and took the handle off and can see this cartridge. I am able to push it backwards and forwards but ...
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What type of faucet supply line connection is this?

I'm trying to replace a leaking kitchen faucet supply line. The connection to the faucet is not one I have seen before. See picture. How do I disconnect this old one? It looks like it either screws ...
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Kitchen faucet help: 3/8 supply to 1/4 copper pipe

I am new to plumbing with metal pipe having only done DIY stuff with PVC and similar pipes (irrigation and aquarium plumbing). We just moved into a house, and my kitchen water supply valve has I think ...
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Removing faucet from kitchen

I have a faucet that leaks at the valve, and I would like to remove that faucet to replace it with a new one. The trouble is that it is mounted tightly between the wall and the sink, so there is very ...
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leaking shower faucet

The hot water in my shower leaks and I'm trying to remove the stem but I don't see a hexagon type nut to unscrew.
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How to access washer in old tap/faucet

I have a leaky tap, I've tried to follow some guides for how to fix this, but they all seem to be for much newer taps than I have. I've taken out a screw and thought I would be able to lift the top ...
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New tap is incredibly noisy, can I fix that?

Plumber changed my bathroom sink (and toilet & shower too). The old sink from the 70s had 2 taps - cold + hot, and it was silent. New sink has a single tap and is insanely noisy: https://www....
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Hot water not working, nothing comes out of the faucet

There's no water coming out of our kitchen faucet. When you turn on the cold water it works but when you turn the hot water on, nothing comes out. We recently had it installed about 4 months ago. Do ...
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What type of adaptor do I need to connect a female 3/8 OD faucet to this shutoff valve?

I recently bought a new faucet for the kitchen sink and found after removing the old faucet that the new connector won't fit on the water shutoff valve: I stumbled upon this answer and proceeded to ...
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Closing a hole from removed tap head after replacing it with mixer

I recently replaced a traditional tap with separate hot & cold handle with a mixer tap. Since the original tap was fixed 50 years ago, I couldn't remove one of the tap head completely and other ...
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Can I stop this leak by just replacing this faucet?

Outside of the house, there is a water leak from this faucet. Looks like it runs between the house and the water shut off valve. On the other side of the water shut off is some irrigation piping ...
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How to get the washer off this faucet?

I managed to pull off the handles based on other instructions, but now I'm stuck. I'm supposed to change washer to fix the leak, but I don’t see a washer. Where do I go from here?
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How to disassemble this kind of tap?

I'm trying to disassemble my kitchen sink tap to change the washer. How do I do that with this model? I can't find any cap I can pop to show the screw underneath it.
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What us this and how do I get it to stop leaking?

This is my outdoor faucet. There is some kind of a pressure relief valve at the bottom of the facet. Every time the water is shut off in the house some water leaks from the this valve. I can remove ...
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Moen kitchen faucet loose

I have a moen kitchen faucet that keeps coming loose. From below, I can tighten the nut, however it will not stay tight. As soon as I take my hand or wrench off the nut, it starts spinning backwards....
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Seeking guidance on replacing old tub spout

P.S. New updates and follow-up questions in the bottom. Thank you guys! this is my first post here and if there is anything against our community rules, please let me know and I would update it. My ...
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Shut off valve options for bathroom sink?

I need to do some work under my bathroom sink. While there, I am thinking of replacing the old hot and cold water shutoff valves. (See photo.) What is there does not seem very high quality. Are ...
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Sprayer on kitchen sink hard to pull up

Recently our kitchen was renovated and we now have a kitchen sink with a separate pull-up sprayer. Most of the time when I pull up on the sprayer there is resistance when the hose is about halfway up. ...
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How can I connect or union two flexible water supply lines with female connectors of diameters 1/2" and 3/8"?

I was replacing my kitchen faucet when I ran into an issue that I didn't foresee (yes, this is my fault for not looking ahead!). The supply lines attached to the faucet and the supply lines coming ...
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Ancient shower handle replacement

I need to change my shower handle stems since they are semi-broken. The handles do not include any signs or logos for who the manufacturer is. Any ideas how i can find out or even find a similar ...
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High water pressure on middle setting on faucet

I’m in a newly renovated apartment with brand new faucets. The faucets in both bathrooms (different models) both have a super high pressure, so much so that it makes a mess when you turn them on from ...
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How to remove this stuck cartridge

Any ideas on how to get this MOEN M0036 cartridge out? I've tried to do but only have damaged edges so far. Thanks in advance. After adjustments with file, it did not hold support as it made from ...
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Where is screw/mechanism to disassemble Mico 7705 kitchen faucet?

I need to replace the cartridge on my Mico 7705 kitchen faucet - it's been leaking. I cannot discern any screws cleverly hidden or figure out what would twist or pop off. I've found the user manual ...
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How to fix a slow drip in this exterior faucet?

Now that I've disconnected my hose for the winter, I can see that the exterior faucet/valve on the house I just moved in to has a slow drip (drips once every several seconds). I worry about the water ...
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Low water flow from kitchen faucet

We installed a new faucet about 2 years ago and all was working well. It is a Krause single side handle. Recently we noticed that the flow rate had decreased for the cold side. After a few more days ...
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Replacing Kitchen Faucet - Unable to disconnect

I am installing a new kitchen faucet, and to disconnect my old one I came across a type of connection for which I am unsure how to disconnect. Can someone help me identify what kind of connection this ...
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