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 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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Removing a decorative cover in a moen faucet

After taking the handle off a faucet, the decorative cover won't come off. I tried a strap wrentch first, then a pipe wrenth. Is there any trick for this? I don't care if it is going to damage the ...
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Disassembling a faucet to replace its cartridge

I am trying to disassemble a faucet to replace its cartridge. However, after taking out a metal button, there is no way to further disassemble anything. I could not see into the hole because of the ...
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Identifying the model of Moen faucet in kitchen

EDIT Here is a following-up question about disassembling this faucet END EDIT My kitchen sink faucet is leaky at the base and it should be able to be fixed by replacing cartridge according to online ...
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Kitchen Faucet Replacement Issues

I was trying to change my moms kitchen faucet and I encountered something I haven't seen before. How exactly am I supposed to get this faucet off? I figured I would try and get some advice here before ...
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How do I fix a chrome bathroom faucet comprimised by toilet bowl cleaner

I used toilet bowl cleaner and a toothbrush and it started to turn like this. is there something I can use to fix it. I don't know what to do, I need help I think this is a chrome faucet I don't know ...
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30 Year old faucet cartridge replacement

I have a leaky 2 handle bathroom faucet with the following cartridge below. What brand is that cartridge/faucet (1st question), and is that so antiquated and old that I should replace the entire ...
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What bathtub/shower faucet do I need with CSA

I have what I believe to be a (CSA) Canadian Standard Association shower kit from approximately 1995. We are in the US if that matters. My wife wants it replaced, which I generally feel comfortable ...
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What is a “Delta HDF Faucet?”

Purchased and installed a Delta T17T238 shower trim set in 2011. Perusing the included "Installation Instructions" manual, I encountered the following warranty verbiage: Well, Goggle was ...
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Bathtub Faucet - Can't stop the water

I don't know what is the part called, but it is supposed to divert the water to the shower head. As shown in the photo, it is in the fully up position, however, large amount of water still coming out ...
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Brand of bath faucet

Can someone tell me what kind of bath faucet is this? Thank you
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bath faucet dripping and moving!

My shower lower faucet has been dripping for a few months. Last month I tried to change the cartridge, but it didn't work. I then found it didn't drip after I tightened the faucet clockwise but now ...
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single handle faucet one valve doesn't work

I was troubleshooting my single handle faucet for some issue, and found out that one of the valve doesn't do anything. Let say: I shut both valve off, no water; I shut left valve off, right valve on, ...
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Faucet Stem stuck in the faucet body

I had a dripping faucet, so thought to replace the O-ring in it. I removed the stem very easily. And changed the O-ring to one looking similar. I install the stem back and tried turning on the water. ...
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What else can I try to resurrect my kitchen faucet?

I flushed my water heater today, and carefully turned a faucet back on that had the aerator removed to hopefully flush sediment out through that one. After that, I did the rest of the house faucets. ...
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How safe is it to keep and use a mildly corroded hot water valve?

We have a bathroom faucet (a couple years old), and the hot water side began to drip from the faucet (i.e. it was as though we were unable to shut off the faucet completely). Until I had a chance to ...
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Remove head from a quarter turn tap with no screw

I'm trying to install a tap (see photograph), but the tap head is getting in the way due to restricted space. I'd like to try and remove the head so that I can install the body and then reinstall the ...
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How to fix the Sputtering faucets in bathroom with air locked in pipes

The hot water faucet is Sputtering heavily. I tried opening up all faucets in the house and let the water run for more than 10 minutes, but the Sputtering continues. This is in the upper level ...
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Getting single handle faucet off with no set screw

I am trying to fix a leaky single handle faucet but I cannot find a set screw or really any way to get the handle off. I tried prying off and just pulling. There are no screws under or behind the ...
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Pull-down faucet hose doesn't slide into sink/counter holes

Little bit of a thing here (and also my first time trying anything remotely like a plumbing project): I'm trying to replace a leaky pull-down kitchen faucet hose. I saw it was suggested to take the ...
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Irrigation system B-Hyve with manifold away from the faucet

I am using 3 B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timers to schedule watering. The current system is connected as: Faucet ---- ~35 ft garden hose ----- backflow preventer ---- 4-Way Hose Faucet Splitter --- 3x (...
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Faucet Handle Setscrew Loosens

Two lavatories in our house have American Standard Cadet centerset faucets, model 8115F. Both show the same issue: the setscrews holding the handle to the cartridge loosen. The setscrew and threads ...
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Help identify this sink faucet please and thank you

Help identify this sink faucet please and thank you...
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Shower panel - the swing arm doesn’t stay horizontal and sprays water from the top

In the condo I bought, the bathrooms have identical shower panels. One works fine, it in the other, the swinging arm doesn’t stay horizontal when lifted and also sprays water from the top. The ...
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Do I need to replace the anti-siphon valve?

We had a hard freeze and even though my faucets were covered, I think the anti-siphon valve may be damaged. The faucet itself seems to be ok, I dont see any leaks. When I turn on the faucet, water ...
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Single hole water faucet

I was wondering if one can put the lever on a single hole faucet in the front instead of the left. That way the hot is on the left and cold on the right. My daughter thinks I am crazy but I think it ...
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Pipes freezing - different theories

When water freezes in a pipe and the faucet is closed the water between the faucet and the frozen part cannot escape. This leads to increase in pressure as more water freezes. Because as long as there ...
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Older Moen Bathroom Faucet — How to remove?

I'm trying to release the sink faucet and handles. The lower part of each handle unscrews and gives me about 1/8" above the sink itself, but I don't see any hidden screws underneath. How do I ...
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HansGrohe lacuna faucet low water pressure

I have a Hans Grohe Lacuna faucet. We love it, but it's started to run slow recently. There's a filtered water tap that uses the same cold water supply, and it's running fine. I assume it's the ...
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Kitchen faucet low flow rate?

I have a kitchen faucet with a single handle separately on the side. The sprayer flows fine but the faucet flows only at about 60% of the sprayer rate. I removed the airator but no change to the flow. ...
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Does number on the bottom of a shower faucet cartridge describe compatibility?

If I can find a replacement shower faucet cartridge that matches the Kerox PB40R model number and matches in appearance, would it be a safe fit? The bottom of the cartridge that I need to replace has ...
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How to remove faucet spray hose

I am trying to replace my kitchen faucet and don’t know how to unscrew the spray hose. The ring is getting caught on the spray hose nut and I can’t pull the faucet out. Which is the nut to remove In ...
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How do I connect this Hansgrohe kitchen faucet to my water supply?

See the end of the supply lines in the photos. These are not threaded, so I guess this done by compression? I've used compression fittings before on 1/2 copper, but I've never seen this before on a ...
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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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