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 is the yellow lever under my bathroom sink?

I'm working on a bathroom faucet that has been dripping. I turned off both shut-off valves (one to the hot and one to the cold). However, I also noticed a yellow lever on a pipe that feeds into the ...
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What is this thing that holds widespread bathroom faucet handle to sink? How do I tighten it?

I have a Pfister widespread bathroom faucet. As I was working on a leak and replacing the cartridge in one of the handles, I managed to loosen the other handle completely to where this part fell off: ...
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Need help with new kitchen sink plumbing

Just did my countertops and had new double sink installed. The new sink drains are not centered as before, but offset. The installers took out the old one before I could take a picture of setup. The ...
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No hot water from kitchen faucet yet there is still water flow through hot water valve

We recently replaced the kitchen faucet. In the process of change we shut off the water to the house at the street level because the hot water valve under the sink would not turn off completely. The ...
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One faucet doesn't work when it's really cold

In our upstairs bathroom, the toilet and cold faucet in the sink stop working every winter when it is cold. The shower works and the hot water at the sink faucet work. We have tried heating up the ...
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Moen water faucet spins, stops spin

The Moen faucets work to adjust water flow and do not leak. I have taken the handle and plastic spline off. After meeting some resistance, the stops spin. How do I tighten the stops on a Moen 2 handle ...
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How do I remove old Moen kitchen faucet?

I'm attempting to install a new kitchen faucet, but I'm having trouble removing my old faucet. Based on the attached pictures, is it obvious what I'm supposed to unscrew? Also, is it a concern that ...
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Obscure 4-way shower faucet cartridge

Where can I get a 4-way shower faucet cartridge? I need one that's 42mm, and Amazon only has 40 or 45mm.
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Remove old bathroom faucet

Help! I am trying to replace the old ugly faucets in my house, which was built in 2003. Only I can't figure out how to remove the old faucet. It does not look like what is shown in all of the online ...
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Locate water shut off valve

I'm trying to locate the water shut off valve for my home. I'm trying to shut-off the water to replace and outdoor faucet. I've attached 3 pics of possible locations for it. Can anyone identify it for ...
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How to remove this cartridge?

Any ideas on how to get this cartridge out? I've tried to remove the nut but the whole valve under the sink turns as well. I did remove the clip after taking the picture. Thanks in advance.
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Difficulty taking off tap body to attempt to change washer

Hi all to cut a long story short, had a dripping cold water tap, took the head off and am left with what you can see in the image, I have used some serious strength but am unable to turn the mechanism ...
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Clean or replace aerators in Kohler 1261404-VS spray head?

I have a Kohler pull-down kitchen faucet with a Kohler 1261404-VS spray head. Recently the water stopped flowing as strongly through it. We had a similar issue with some bathroom faucets, and ...
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Water leaking through vanity, through gap between faucet base and sink

I have a bathroom faucet with a leaking issue. Whenever any water ends up on the top of the vanity or around the faucet base, it seems to leak through and drip down the bottom of the vanity. In order ...
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Remove broken cartridge of a Moen shower faucet

I already watched some YouTube videos regarding how to remove a Moen cartridge, but my issue is a little different. As shown in the pictures, the cartridge itself was broken. Since it's not fully ...
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Auto Refill Pot with Water as Liquid Evaporates

I have a Instant Pot operating 24/7 without the lid. The water in the pot slowly evaporates from the heat and if I do not refill the water every couple of hours it will completely evaporate and burn ...
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With lever-style taps, why is cold water only added to the mix the further up the tap is pushed?

I have several lever-style taps throughout my house - up/down controls the speed of the water flow, and left/right the temperature (left = hotter, right = colder). I have a hot water tank, and as a ...
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Removing cartridge from tap problem

I have a dripping mixer tap, and trying to replace the cartridge. I'm following some google/youtube videos and they say you have to remove a nut then the cartridge will come out. After removing the ...
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Is it normal for a lever-style tap to only introduce cold water into the mix when it's at a higher level?

I have a lever tap fitted to one of the sinks in my property; up/down controls the speed of the water flow, and left/right the temperature - further left is hotter, and right is cooler. I've noticed ...
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Faucet is secured in a strange way. How can I remove it?

I've replaced a decent amount of faucets but I've never seen something like this. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to remove it so I can replace it? The faucet is broken to the point where ...
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What makes single handle mixer faucet's cartridge become stiff?

What causes single handle mixer faucet's cartridge to become stiff during the years? Thanks.
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water purifier choices and installation

I am tasked by my wife with installing a water purifier underneath my kitchen sink, and I came across this little toy on Amazon, it looks good but the faucet seemed extra to me, 'cause I have one and ...
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Washing machine installation - unsure about current setup

Just moved into a new home and ordered a washing machine from Currys (I am UK based), I have booked installation with the delivery, but just want to make sure I have everything required before ...
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How to remove bulb from this Harden faucet to replace cartridge

My widespread Harden faucet has set screw that removes the handle but the white base bulb will not come off. I can turn the bulb but there is a metal rim which extends inside the bulb and prevents it ...
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Faucet hose not retracting smoothly

We recently had our kitchen remodeled and after the installation, I noticed that the power for the garbage disposal was placed right below the faucet. This prevents the faucet hose from smoothly ...
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Is purchasing a valve necessary when shopping for a bathroom faucet?

A product page for a bathroom sink states a "rough in valve" must be purchased separately for the purpose of installation. I wasn't sure if I really needed that because I am just going to replace my ...
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Why is no water coming out of my new kitchen faucet?

Bought a Kingston single hole kitchen faucet. Took out old faucet and installed new one. Hooked up 3/8 to 1/2 braided supply lines. I tested the lines to be sure water came out, which it did, then ...
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Correct type of shower handle to use for valve that sticks out too far?

I'm attempting to install a shower handle on an unfinished build. The problem I'm facing is the handle plate does not fit over the white pipe that is sticking out of the wall. Should that white ...
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Grohe edge part

I am trying to find the part in the picture. It’s part number is 01104213. The faucet is discontinued.
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Is this an isolation valve?

I'm trying to change the kitchen tap in my apartment, but I'm struggling to stop the water supply to the existing tap. I have flexi pipes installed so I'm assuming I also have an isolation valve, but ...
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Faucet cartridge identification

I've asked around at local stores and they had no idea what it was. A ceramic part in the valve broke so I can't just pick up a generic o-ring. The stem has 16 teeth and 0.4" 0.365" diameter. The ...
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What is the correct/conventional turning direction for double lever faucet handles in a shower?

Possibly this question depends on location. I'm most interested in the US convention. I have read here a convincing claim about sink faucet handles: when there are separate hot and cold handles, ...
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Trying to remove a single handle shower faucet with stripped out set screw

I'm trying to remove a shower faucet handle, but the set screw seems to be stripped out. Honestly, it looks to me like there isn't much if any of the screw left for an extractor bit to grab hold of, ...
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kitchen faucet not working

I was running water into the sink while using the garbage disposal, but the water stopped coming from the faucet. I turned the disposal off, but the water won't come back on now.
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Leaking - IKEA LOVIKEN AA-291347-1

I have an IKEA LOVIKEN AA-291347-1 faucet. It leaks between the 2 handles at the connection. I removed the screw behind, but I cannot remove the top center part. Do you have any idea how I can open it ...
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What is on my sink faucet? Trying to install RO system

I just moved into an apartment and I want to install a counter top RO system. These usually screw onto the faucet but the faucet in my apartment seems to have this plastic thing attached to it instead ...
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How do i turn off the hot water so i can fix a leaking hot tap

My laundry hot water tap is dripping. I want to change the washer inside the tap but im unsure how to turn off the hot water.
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Leaking kitchen faucet

My kitchen faucet has a slow leak coming from the faucet. I removed the hot side knob (while forgetting to turn off the shutoff valve first) and some parts went airborne while I rushed to turn off ...
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M24 and 15/16” aerators aren’t fitting

M24 and 15/16” aerators aren’t fitting When we purchased our home, the bathtub’s faucet in the master bath no longer had the male aerator attached. I measured the diameter of the opening and found it ...
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Intermittent cold water from the hot faucet

Why would cold water run from the hot water faucet (for about a minute), after the hot water was already flowing? This happened in two washrooms, at different sides of the house, but not at any other ...
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How do I remove the head of this turn tap?

I believe this is called a turn tap. I need to replace the washer due to it dripping, however I've not had much luck removing the head. My thought was that the blue plastic piece would pop off to ...
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Plumbing Faucet: Water Pressure vs Water Flow Difference

They always say water flow (Gallons per Minute) and water pressure (Weight force) are two different things. Say I have a faucet with 1.8 GPM Aerator. 1) If I increase water pressure in my home, ...
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Adapting 1/2 hose to sink

Im building a simple low pressure foot pump operated sink. What adaptor should I be looking for to go from typical (USA) male faucet threads to 1/2 hose barb? I'm new to plumbing and have found ...
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Trying to change a faucet, there's a piece of metal that prevent me to use a basin wrench… What to do?

There is this kind of tube that prevent me to use any kind of wrench to unscrew the nut in it. But without unscrewing it, I cannot get the faucet out of its place at all. Is there a simple trick, or ...
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hot water coming from cold faucets in one building only,

We have 5 buildings roughly with 18 - 21 units each. (a-e). the apartments have 2 boilers that heat up the complex. they are located in the same room next to building A.. building A is getting warm to ...
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Removing mini wideset handles without set screws or mounting nuts

I want to remove a 1960s era mini wideset faucet that does not have any set screws or mounting bolts underneath to remove the faucet components. My faucet appears to be similar to another ...
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Do braided stainless steel hoses with surface corrosion require replacement?

I'd be grateful if someone would resolve some conflicting advice I've been given on this topic. Some argue that the braiding does not contribute to the pressure rating of these hoses, and that ...
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No Go with Faucet Puller to Remove Handles

Trying to replace double sink bathroom faucets from the 1980s and after removing setscrews tried to pull of handles after oiling them and using a Husky faucet puller. No luck with the Husky and no ...
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Braided stainless steel water supply hoses versus rubber hoses

I've noticed some apartments that use both for water supply to faucets and toilet cisterns. I understand that the braided hoses are rated for higher pressures, but how do they compare in terms of ...
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old american standard bathtub faucet still leaks after replacing 2k-2c cartridge

Just replaced a leaky cold-water faucet cartridge and it still leaks. It's "better" but far from solved. The rubber on the old 2k-2c cartridge seemed to be pretty deteriorated (practically no longer ...