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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Warm water often coming from cold taps

The issue I am having is that very often, the water in the cold line from my taps is cold for a few seconds when I turn it on, and then it warms up almost immediately and stays warm. Last year, I was ...
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First time changing a faucet and i am stuck

I am a complete novice in terms of changing faucets (and DIY generally), but you have to start somewhere right? I need to change my kitchen faucet and of course I am already getting stuck with the ...
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How can I remove a stuck kitchen faucet cartridge?

I've tried vinegar and wd40 and would really appreciate any helping hand for this noob here!
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how can I remove a faucet nut in a very tight space

I need to remove several faucets. The faucet nuts are in a very tight space, in several places recessed into a hole in the basin (see the first two photos). There's no space to get a basin wrench, ...
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What is causing my tap (faucet) to not work properly?

Background My flat is on the 3rd floor of a converted Victorian building and the mains water pipe to my flat has a booster pump installed on the ground floor to improve water pressure. Whenever any ...
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Bath tap has stuck/stripped loose twice, what’s the deal?

Bathroom about 5 years old, thermostatic valve on bath filler. Twice now the valve has gotten impossible to turn, like it’s gritted up inside somehow. I replaced the cartridge before but this seems ...
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How to fix depth issue in faucet stem?

I started renovation of bathroom myself. Instead removing the old drywall and then put a backerboard, I installed backboard on the top of old drywall. This made the stem shorter. I tried my best to ...
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How to unscrew this water pipe fitting?

I am installing a new faucet in my bathroom... I have to replace water lines but i can't seem to get rid of the old water line . The closest thing that i found online is called shark bite fitting, but ...
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Changing basin spout help

I want to change the tap set of my basin. I'm having trouble loosening the underside locking nut under the spout. The space is very tight I tried a basin spanner but can't get a proper grip Any ideas?
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Loud groaning when turning on hot water

I recently installed a new faucet in one of my bathrooms, but now I'm having trouble with the hot water part of the faucet. If I turn it on too quickly, the faucet makes a loud groaning noise and no ...
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Running PVC water pipe to 2nd floor balcony

I want to run a simple water line outside from my faucet to my 2nd floor balcony so I can easily water my plants. It’s not a very long distance, but I’m wondering what my best options are. Here are ...
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Thermostatic Shower Mixer letting cold water into the hot system

For a while my house was plagued with sporadic bursts of no hot water from any of the taps, despite the pressurised hot water tank being full of water heated to a skin-blistering temperature. ...
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Bathroom tap making vibrating loud noises and dripping

We have a waterfall tap for the bath. When a tap anywhere in our household is switched on, the hot water side of the bath tap vibrates and makes a loud noise, and drips water. How can I repair this? ...
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Slow faucet when water gets hot and does not resume flow

I have a problem with my kitchen faucet: If the pipes have cooled off, it runs as fast as the cold side. As the pipes warm up, and warm water starts flowing, it slows down. As long as the water is ...
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

I'm trying to remove a Moen kitchen faucet. It is a single-lever faucet with a separate spray hose. I disconnected all the supply lines and spray hose. But now I'm having trouble removing the faucet ...
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How do I remove the rest of this Moen faucet handle?

I don't know the exact Moen model number of this bathroom facuet, but I need to replace the cartridge below one handle to stop a slow leak its causing from the tap. I've removed the little cap on top ...
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Faucet Water Filter Hose Coupling Question

I am currently trying to install a water filter but am having difficulty connecting the filter outlet hose to the faucet hose seen on the right side. I purchased a Danco set and found that brass ...
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How can I connect a filter to my kitchen faucet?

I have a sink fixture in an apartment that I would like to connect to a filter. unscrewing the front of the fixture yields a hose terminating in a 3/8" diameter fitting. But it only has a TPI of ...
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Black specks from RO faucet after 24h purge

I'm concerned about black specks coming out of the reverse osmosis system faucet. I also noticed an unusual noise coming from the membranes unit which I have never heard before. I have just installed ...
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Finding a tap aerator when nothing to screw it on

We just moved into this new flat and the taps are super powerful. We're trying to put tap aerators to limit the flow, but they don't really seem standard. The kitchen one seems to be around 15mm (not ...
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How can I remove this piece from my bathroom sink handle?

I have been trying to remove an old bathroom faucet for two days and I'm stuck. I can't remove the old faucet handles because I can't seem to remove the part shown in the picture (the big nut and the ...
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How do I stop a leak / change the cartridge on this faucet handle?

I recently moved into a new apartment and have a slow leak from the left faucet handle in the bathroom (given the build up you can see in the photo, it’s probably been leaking for a while). I assume I ...
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Need help to identify manufacturer of this bathtub faucet

I have a bathtub faucet with a hand-hold shower head (2 handles, four holes) in my master BR (believe installed in 2008). The brand name inscription on the back of the sprout is "SENRY 5769 SH-...
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Installing Aqualisa MD 110 BSM - rubber gaskets above or below the bath?

I'm about to install Aqualisa MD 110 BSM bath/shower mixer. The installation instructions can be found on Aqualisa website here and the specific step I'm querying is at the bottom of page 25. The ...
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15mm to 3/4" BSP flexible tap connector

I am about to set up a new bath mixer tap, which has standard 3/4" thread connectors. My water supply is a standard 15mm pipe with isolation valves fitted. I was planning to get compression 15mm ...
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Single Lever Faucet runs sporadically

I have 2 Single Lever Kitchen Faucets one works fine with no problems but the other adjacent one runs sporadically. Often no water (either on hot or cold) other times low pressure and then out of the ...
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Moen Bathroom Faucet Cartridge

I need to identify the cartridge for a MOEN sink handle. I need to know which cartridge to get, so I can purchuse the correct special tool for my sink. It is leaking, and I believe replacing the ...
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Looking for short braided hose -- like faucet hose, but with two big ends

The 'end' I need is exactly the same as the faucet end of a standard stop-valve-to-faucet hose. The application is to connect a faucet tap to the spout, one hose per side, on a salvaged brass fixture. ...
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Non-standard washer in frost free faucet?

I went to replace the seat washer in a dripping frost free faucet. The original washer was 0.49" (12.5mm) in diameter with a shoulder on the top third 0.52" (13.2mm) in diameter and 0.16&...
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How much of a difference does the valve make on water pressure when picking out a new shower faucet?

I'm remodeling my master shower and will replace my old faucet with a new one (valve included in the new package). I want as much water pressure as possible. Should I only look at the gpm on the ...
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Adding reverse osmosis air gap faucet without drilling hole

I have a marble countertop with a single hole for a faucet. I'd like to install a reverse osmosis system. what options do I have to avoid having to drill a new hole in the marble for the RO air-gap ...
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Need help with recalcitrant shower faucet handles

I have a leaking shower faucet (two-handle shower-only) as seen below. The faucet handles won't come off and I'm wondering if they are non-standard in some way. I've used (1) a handle puller (2) ...
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Can water hammer be fixed by replacing a tap?

I have a mixer tap in the kitchen that has been causing an increasing amount of water hammer sounds in the pipes in my utility closet and behind my wall. There is almost no way to shut off the tap ...
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One bathroom faucet, cold water only, unless I run multiple faucets?

I have a 5 year old home in NC. In the master bath, I have a his-hers dual sink with two handled Delta faucets. One faucet is broken and can only provide cold water from both sides. If I run hot ...
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Kitchen faucet install

Moen Adler 87233SRS single handle kitchen faucet. New install. Water live at stops but no water comes out of the faucet. Spray head not attached yet.
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Identify old shower stem in 100 year old home

Every supply shop is stumped. Possible very old American Standard due to its 22 spline broach. I am also leaning towards Gopher due to similarity of appearance to some seats I found online. This is ...
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How to uninstall this fancy bathroom faucet?

I have this faucet that is leaking right at the top. The top of the faucet looks like this Can someone please help me on: How do I remove this? Do I have to replace the entire faucet or can this be ...
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Whereto find replacement for this faucet cartridge

Looking for replacement of this faucet cartridge. Any suggestions as to what the name of this part is or where to look? I'd gladly replace the whole faucet, but unfortunately faucet body is inside the ...
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How to remove behind the wall faucet cartridge

I have a leaking hot water in a bathroom faucet where main body of the faucet is behind the tile. I tried to remove the cartridge, but cant unscrew it, it's too tight. Also tried to spray some WD-40 ...
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Kitchen sink tap

I try to replace the tap myself but not successful. I just only remove the flexible pipe. Please see attached photo showing the tap details. Could anybody see this type of tap? And how to remove it? ...
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Moen bathtub faucet is leaking

I replace the cartridge (1225) on my Moen bathtub faucet. It is still leaking. I removed the cartridge and noticed there were grooves in the valve body. I want to know if there is a fix without ...
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Why does my garden hose quick release keep popping apart?

I recently bought a new garden hose. The hose seems to connect snugly to the existing fitting on the tap, but it leaks a bit and as soon as the water pressure in the hose goes above a trickle, it ...
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Diverter valve in Glacier Bay two handle kitchen faucet

My kitchen sprayer works fine, but I now only get a trickle from the spout. Still only a trickle after removing the spout. I'm assuming the diverter valve either needs to be cleaned or replaced, but ...
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Identifying Replacement Parts for My Bathtub

I need to identify what parts I need to buy to replace this. We can't even shower its completly stripped
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How do you fix a leaking shower cartridge?

So the faucet cartridge in Shower 1 was about 12 years old and really stiff. I replaced it with a new one. But then it started leaking through the middle of the new cartridge. I thought it was a ...
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How to replace the copper connector under the bathroom faucet

Trying to use the most accurate description: it's a copper connector or supply line that connects directly to the faucet that breaks with a huge hole. It leaks if I turn on the water. photo 1 shows ...
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Could old gate valves be causing low pressure at the faucet?

We installed a new sink/faucet last year and the first faucet we had installed had super lower water pressure which we assumed was the faucet. We replaced the faucet and the pressure improved slightly ...
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Cant remove brackets on underside of bathroom sink

I can’t figure out how to remove (or even turn) these brackets. Has anyone seen them or know how to work with these? I’ve done a lot of searching and can’t find anything.
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Tub Faucet Handle goes back too far when turned off

My Delta roman tub faucet handle goes back too far when it is turned off. I tried to take the decorative base off (screws) and now that is stuck. I put WD40 in the thread area but it still won't move. ...
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compression washer tap valve too big?

This is an odd one! I have a bathroom sink where the hot tap has a compression valve. I can easily loosen the valve but I cannot then remove it from the tap! It seems that the far end of the ...

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