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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Are our new shower faucet stems too short?

We had a leaky shower stem (Price Pfister) and we had a plumber come to replace them. Now however, unlike before, the handles are completely pushed up against the metal plates when the water is off, ...
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Is the inside of Stainless faucet also stainless?

I have this supposedly stainless faucet. But when I peek inside. It doesn't look stainless, or maybe it's the rust sticking to the surface. If a faucet is advertised as stainless. Is it stainless ...
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Trouble replacing cartridge for a 2 handle bathroom faucet

I am trying to install new cartridges for my faucet, but after removing the old ones and putting the new ones in, water will not come out from either handle after I turn it on. On the left is the new ...
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How do I remove toggle bolt from under the sink?

I am in the process of replacing my powder room faucet and I noticed that its not attached the normal way with a mounting nut. I have what I assume is a toggle bolt holding the faucet in place, but I ...
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Who makes this kitchen faucet handle (logo identification)?

Who makes this kitchen faucet handle (logo identification)? It is broken and I can't seem to remove/uninstall the faucet. Does anyone recognize this logo or know how I might go about finding the ...
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Installing a new cartridge results in water being blocked completely

I am trying to install this new delta 3S-11H cartridge, but every time I do so and I turn on the knobs, the water is completely blocked by the cartridge for some reason. It happens for both hot and ...
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Why is water leaking out of wall-side of tub diverter?

I have a tub spout with diverter, the type you pull up on a knob/rod at the outflow end of the faucet to turn on the shower. The gate/pull-rod assembly was recently sticky so I uninstalled the spout ...
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Water pressure high when first opening kitchen faucet then reduces dramatically when fully opening faucet

This just started happening today out of nowhere. When I open the kitchen faucet halfway the water pressure is ok. When I open the faucet fully the water pressure drops dramatically. Any ideas as to ...
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How to fix kitchen sink faucet?

There are quite a few things wrong with this faucet. There is a lot of dried up minerals that make it impossible to rotate the faucet. If rotated, the faucet rotates at the base instead of the mid ...
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Issues with removing a cartridge from a faucet

I have a leaky faucet problem and I am trying to replace the cartridge from the hot side that is causing it, but when I unscrewed the handle, I find that the cartridge is firmly put into it and I've ...
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Cause of only hot or cold water from bathtub faucet?

I'm only getting extremely hot water or extremely cold water out of the bathtub faucet. the sink in the bathroom is fine. What causes this?
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Replace shower faucet valve stems

My shower faucet is leaking. So I removed the handle to see what kind of stems they use. I haven't seen this kind of stems anywhere. Does anyone know what they are and how to replace them?
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Why is there always crud in my tap water?

My faucet constantly clogs up with crap, and I have to clean the end of the faucet manually every week or two weeks. What is this and what can I do to stop it clogging up my faucets? And is this ...
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Aligning kitchen faucet handle with the nozzle

My kitchen faucet's handle is not aligned with the nozzle. I opened the faucet up and it seems like the gray part inside the faucet (upon which the cartridge sits) is not aligned. How can I align the ...
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How to replace this weird faucet aerator?

I'm trying to remove my aerator but it doesn't seem like the standard one that you can unscrew it with a delta key or a wretch. I guess the issue is because the water pipe is attached to the aerator ...
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Hard to turn kitchen faucet: how to change the cartridge

My kitchen faucet is getting hard to turn. I looked online and I think I probably need to change it "cartridge". However, I am not sure how. There is one screw on the bottom of the handle ...
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Need to repair leaky hose bibb

My hose bibb drips out of the faucet. I want to fix it. I know I need to replace the washer but I can't figure out how to take it apart! Has anyone seen a hose bibb like this and do you know what to ...
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Handle of my faucet is calcined

My faucet is becoming way calcined and it is getting sticky when I try to rotate it in order to open the water. How should I proceed in order to make it less sticky as when I bought them?
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How to mitigate an unmounted bathtub faucet from back wall access

The pictured bathtub faucet pex hookup is not mounted, but I have back-wall access through a panel provided by the previous owner under a cabinet. The faucet can be pulled several inches into the tub....
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Anyone know where the flow restrictor might be here? (Grohe Minta Touch)

I am looking to increase the flow rate of my kitchen faucet. It is currently around 1.75GPM. The faucet is a Grohe Minta Touch (original version). Attached below is a photo of the faucet diagram, any ...
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whirlpool tub faucet mixer **spraying** in the ceiling of first floor

I have a Kohler whirlpool tub on second floor, not used for months, and when I switch on either the hot or cold faucet, it leaks all over in the ceiling of first floor room, but no water comes in the ...
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No room to unscrew kitchen faucet

It's a pretty simple problem, but I couldn't find anything, maybe I'm searching for the wrong keywords. There's no room no unscrew my kitchen faucet, even if I twist the spout along with it there's ...
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Removing Old Stuck Moen Kitchen Faucet

I’m stumped. This Moen faucet has a ring that seems to be held by two screws. Both screws are rusted in and I stripped the screw head trying to get it out with my drill. I tried cutting into the ring ...
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How to identify faucet handle brand/model?

My kids somehow broke the bathroom sink faucet handle. I'd like to replace it but I can't identify the brand/model based on the markings. There's a part number 93903 on the bottom that I've been ...
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Capping a Side Spray Opening on a Moen Faucet

I am setting up a portable dishwasher (an 18-inch GE portable dishwasher). Similar to this question from last year, I am planning to connect the dishwasher to a kitchen faucet with a side spray. ...
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What brand name faucet does this logo belong to?

I am trying to replace the ceramic disc stem cartridge for this faucet. Can anyone name who this logo belong to?
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Prevent *minor* leak from kitchen faucet base

I noticed a small amount of mold (or mildew) on the dry wall under my kitchen sink. I don't know how long it's been there, or how long it's taken it to get there, but I cleaned it up with some ...
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How to remove the set key from shower faucet?

I'm trying to change the diverter valve in my bath/shower tap but I cannot get the key out to enable me to do so. Does anyone have any ideas on how to remove it? I'm also not sure what it's called, ...
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How to replace this washing machine valve/faucet?

The valve leaks at the spot where the hose connects to the faucet. It has leaked with two different hoses. I'm trying to replace the valve, but it is not easy to get off. Is it designed to come off? ...
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Anyone recognize this faucet? How to remove these faucet handles?

I'm trying to remove these bathroom faucet handles. There are no screws anywhere on the outside surface. Is it just a matter of prying them off, either using a screwdriver or just pulling up on the ...
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Spacing Under Faucet Handle

I installed some new bathroom faucets, but there is spacing between the counter top and the faucet handle. What can I do or add to fill in the space?
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Holes designed in water spigot?

https://youtu.be/mhYfr3y6Jkw See the video above for what I'm referencing. I noticed water shooting out from my spigot today (never seen this happen before). Upon closer inspection it looks like it ...
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Can't find screw on leaky faucet handle

One of my bathroom faucet recently started leaking. If I push it all the way to the back, it starts dripping, if I turn it ccw a bit, then the leaking almost stops. I'm thinking it may be a washer ...
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Help w/ Countertop Dishwasher Connection/Adapter

I have a countertop dishwasher that needs to be hooked into my faucet, but the major obstacle is that my faucet is a pull-out spray head. I can pop the bottom of the spray head off to reveal the ...
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Adapter to use a Doulton water filter on a Pfister faucet

I live in the USA. The water in my unit is very bad, so I bought a Countertop Filter from Doulton, one of the highest-reviewed ceramic filters out there that uses a standard 22mm female thread. ...
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New Hose Bibb hard to turn

I just installed one of these in my house: but after a few days it got really hard to turn, is it broken?
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Having trouble removing tap aerator/regulator

How do I remove my bath mixer tap regulator? Its quite thin compared to all the videos and photos ive seen of people removing theirs. I bought new female+male aerators but struggling to remove it from ...
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What type of screw do I need for this faucet handle?

Somehow the screw holding the handle of my outdoor faucet - the type you connect a garden hose to- came loose, and my faucet handle detached from the stem of the faucet. Normally this is the type of ...
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Unable to remove faucet handles on widespread bathroom faucet

We have these faucets in a couple of bathrooms and a couple of the handles have started to squeak. I am not sure of the brand as they were developer installed. Might be Moen as a few of the other ...
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Why does my kitchen faucet cut off when turned more than halfway on?

A while back, I was running my kitchen faucet while the the dishwasher was on. While the dishwasher was filling up, there was a sudden spike in pressure in my pipes, and the faucet cut off. Ever since ...
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How do I fix or replace a misaligned ceramic cartridge tap whose measurements don't seem to fit a standard size?

We have a mixer tap (this one) whose cold tap has started dripping water when turned off fully (i.e. when the handle is in the fully vertical position). We can completely stop this happening by ...
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How to remove the handles from this joint bathroom faucet

There doesn't seem to be a way to unscrew the handles from this faucet. Anyone have any tips?
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How to open this conical tap trimming?

I need to fix the leaking tap but problem is I am not able to open this cover. I have tried dousing it in WD-40 but even that didn't work. I have tried strap wrench but it does not give much grip. It ...
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Weird set screw on tub faucet

I’m trying to remove this old tub faucet. There is what looks to be a set screw, but it’s either been stripped or is super corroded. What are my options here? I can’t seem to fit an Allen key down ...
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How does everyone set up sprinkler timer with residential outdoor faucets?

I am trying to set up a timed sprinkler system. Everything mechanically works out. However, I noticed cautions such as the following. If we cannot keep the outdoor faucets on, there seems to be not ...
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How can I reduce the depth of the cutout for my kitchen sink?

I have a composite "Silgranit" drop-in sink that has developed cracks, and I want to replace it with a stainless steel sink. The original has an outer size of 20½x31 and I want to install ...
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Mansfield 4000 series outdoor frost-free faucet leaking from inside the stem tube

I have a 12-in Mansfield 4000 series outdoor frost-free faucet (according to this). It's leaking from inside the stem tube (labeled "1") only when water is turned on. Removing the stem from ...
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Help identify outdoor frost free faucet make & model

My other outdoor frost-free faucet is a Mansfield 4000 series, but I have a difficult time trying to identify this other one.
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Identify faucet manufacturer

I have a faucet leaking from the anti syphon on the top. I need to replace the parts but don’t know the manufacturer. The original cap is long gone. It only has asse 1018 on the side. There are no ...
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Is there a revolving small flat file for a drill?

I would like to file down (just a bit) a metal tube's end to make it completely flat. See a drawing of it in another question of mine on this site Fix a faucet that has a groove . Taking that drawing ...

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