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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How to remove super tight sink faucet supply hose nut

I am trying to remove this supply line nut but it is on super tight. and because it is connected to a softer pipe just right below it, the whole thing moves along when I try to unscrew the nut so I ...
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How does this single lever shower tap work internally?

I'd like to understand what's going on with my shower before deciding how to tackle the problem. I apologize if this is the wrong stack for it. My shower has a single lever "Zetamix 2000" ...
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Antique Faucet replacement

I’m having serious issues replacing an antique faucet stem on old old claw foot tub. The hot water nozzle slowly leaks and I can’t find a replacement stem or even a washer that would fit. I emailed ...
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Faucet adapter not fitting /screwing in

I am trying to attach a faucet adapter to my kitchen sink to allow me to add a touch-less adapter. I made some mistakes on sizes and finally arrives at M16 female (on faucet side) to M22 male (for ...
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1950s bathroom sink faucet leaking at handle

This faucet is leaking at the handle (just behind part that turns) when water is turned on. Does anyone know if this kind of fixture can be replaced, do they make something that fits a 1950s bathroom ...
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Hot water to bathroom sink slows to a trickle after shutting off valve for a moment

Here's the setup: Bathroom sink faucet with two handles. All working great to start. I had to shut off the hot water valve for a moment. I did that. When I turned it back on, the hot water came ...
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Bathroom faucet stem stops loosening; can't get out

I am trying to remove the stem below to fix a dripping faucet. I use a wrench to loosen around the hex with the arrow. With some force the stem begins to loosen (the threaded-looking part below ...
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Can a mini-widespread 3-hole sink faucet with 4-inch spread be replaced by centerset or widespread?

We have bathroom sink faucets where the centers of the hot and cold handles are 4 inches apart, which means it is a mini widespread faucet. They need to be replaced. There are fewer good choices for ...
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How do I get rid of the sulphur smell from cold water only in one sink?

In my powder room only, I have a strong sulphur smell that comes out of my cold water faucet only. I have a water filtration system for my house but only have this problem in one sink. I have ...
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How to remove a bathroom faucet stem with an awkward fastener?

I've never seen this style of fastener for a faucet stem. It doesn't seem to be screwed into the threads. I need to replace the faucet and I have no clue how to disassemble it. How do I remove this? ...
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How do I tighten this adapter so it stops leaking?

I'm installing a new faucet and it's going fairly smoothly except I cannot seem to get this adapter (unsure that's the right word) to stop leaking. I've managed to tighten the supply line (top green ...
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Bathroom sink decorative cap removal

Anyone know how to get a cap or handle like this off? No screws, no place to pry cap off, it doesn’t turn.
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Finding a replacement faucet spout

I have a a faucet that leaks a bit from where the valves connect to the spout, and the threads where the aerator goes are badly worn. I was wondering if I can replace just the spout. It looks like ...
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Master bath faucet leaks when using other showers or when running dishwasher

I have a master bathroom pretty much next to a second bathroom upstairs. Lately I noticed that when the 2nd bathroom shower is being used the master bathtub faucet leaks. I guess the same thing is ...
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Faucet-mount filter thread/size incompatibility

I am trying to install a Culligan FM-25 filter onto a faucet, and it does not seem to fit. I am able to screw on the filter, but it is not secure, and water bubbles/sprays out the top. It appears that ...
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Different quality of faucets?

I'm in the market for a new kitchen faucet. I want one that is well made. Some people claim the faucet models sold by plumbing supply stores are of better quality, made with better material, and are ...
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Bathroom faucet leaking top on the nut

How to fix the bathroom sink faucet leaking between hot water wire tube & top on the nut , but this hot water tube with nut was come with original & it was connect together
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How can I disassemble this kitchen faucet for repairs?

My kitchen faucet recently started leaking, but I've not been able to find instructions on addressing this problem that will work with my faucet. I don't know the make of model of the faucet as it is ...
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How Can I Replace Our Leaking Outdoor Faucet?

Our outdoor faucet is leaking. Here's a picture: Here's another picture that more clearly shows from where I think it's leaking: I think I need to replace the faucet. The online resources I've found ...
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Where does this gasket go? Countertop dishwasher faucet adapter

I have an SPT brand countertop dishwasher. I forgot to push the red drain button before disconnecting the hose from the faucet adapter. The water pressure blew off this black rubber gasket. I can’t ...
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bathroom aerator doesn't want to screw tightly into place

We have 2 identical faucet. We change the aerator of 1 without trouble. The second one is not staying in place. We tried to put some silicone around the threaded faucet, but it is not working. We are ...
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Please help me figure out who made this bathtub faucet

I would like to replace my bathroom shower fixtures and I am having a hard time finding one that is compatible with the current mixing valve and screw placement. Does anyone know this brand?
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What are these extra tubes underneath the kitchen sink faucet?

I know the two tubes on the left side and right side of Arrow 1 are for cold and hot water. But what's the tube pointed by Arrow 1 for? What about the tube pointed by Arrow 2? It seems like Arrow 3 ...
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Cold Water Tap has High Pressure

Thanks for reading, I appreciate it. In my main floor bathroom, my cold water sink tap has incredibly high pressure. All other water sources in the house seem to have a normal operating pressure. ...
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Finding the right adapter to connect a hose and a faucet

I am trying to connect this hose (thread size 2.0): To this faucet (thread size 1.0): The caliper reads 2.5 metric millimeters for the female screw of the hose, and the male faucet screw is 19mm. I ...
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Bathroom faucet set screw not Allen or Phillips

This is a 2-handle bathroom faucet. I need to remove the handles and replace the cartridges because the faucet is leaky. My homeowners manuel says it is a Moen faucet. When I remove the cap, I see a ...
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What is he name of this faucet brand

Its a pull out kitchen faucet with a swirly e logo. I need to replace the hose.
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Is galvanized pipe safe for use as a bathroom faucet? [closed]

Since the Food and Drug Association (FDA) has approved the use of galvanized steel for food preparation and conveyance for all applications with the exception of foods that have a high acid content, ...
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Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucet Cuts out

After 3 years the Faucet just started cutting out when trying to get to a higher pressure. I can only go to about 1/3 of max. I thought it might be the 3 way valve as most are plastic now. When to HD ...
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Brass fitting seized on a nickel-coated pipe

I have an interesting winter problem. The Orbit sprinkler controller, which has a brass screw-on fitting, has seized on its faucet (a zinc or nickel coated recessed stopcock — a winterized outdoor ...
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Hot water always coming after cold in vented tap system

I moved to an apartment in Luxembourg (which uses german-style plumbing) with a vented tap kitchen sink. The issue I'm having is that when I close the tap after using the cold water, for a few seconds ...
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My faucet valve cartridge is stuck. Need help!

I have Symons Callie SLW-7112-RP faucet and recently there is a water leakage on both hot and cold water. It is clear that the valve cartridges need to be replaced. I followed the instruction and ...
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Moen bathroom faucet leaking at base

I replaced both cartridges on my moen bathroom faucet and it still appears to be a slow leak at the base, I'm not sure what to do next?
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What screwdriver I should use for this screw head?

I am trying to unscrew the screw head you see in the picture. It is from the kitchen faucet handle. From looking online, it is usually a hex screw head. I tried a hex-key wrench, it didn't work, and ...
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Removing Price Pfister widespread bath sink outlet Model WL8-5 (mfg 2005)

I'm replacing a Price Pfister widespread faucet. I have removed the handles, but cannot figure out how to remove the center outlet. A tag on the hot valve says the model is WL8-50??. The last two ...
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Seal gap between bathtub faucet and cracking tile

We've got a 1/2 inch gap between our bathtub faucet and the tile, and as you can imagine water has been leaking through and sometimes even dripping though the wall to the floor below. The tile is ...
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Unknown kitchen tap aerator needed

I need a new aerator for this kitchen tap, but I can't identify the correct type required. I have a standard fitting that fits the thread, but it doesn't interface with the narrow pipe directly like ...
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I can’t stop a tail pipe leak after installing in bathroom sink

I installed a new faucet and tail pipe in a bathroom sink. It leaks where the tail pipe collar connects under the sink. I have done this type of bathroom faucet replacement probably 6 or 7 times over ...
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What is the source of the humming sound in my shower?

I have a Grohe shower with a mixing tap (sorry if this is not the correct English word - what I have is similar to this, with a fixed shower head and a removable one). It works fine for about 5 years ...
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correct direction for bathroom faucet to turn?

I had a plumber last week install/replace an old bathroom faucet. He remarked that the faucet I had provided (a special order slant back unit from a plumbing supply house) "was backwards." ...
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Capping a bathroom faucet?

I have a bathroom faucet that leaks hot water. There's no valve between the hot water tank and the sink. I figure I have a few options in the short term: Drain the tank before replacing the washer ...
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How to remove faucet on American standard with no screw or cap

I can’t for the life of me find any screw or cap on this thing. It has been leaking like crazy and I need to check and/or replace cartridge. It is an American Standard, that’s all I know. Probably ...
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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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