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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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 ...
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Removing bathroom faucet aerator

When I turn this bathroom faucet on and off, the water flow is somewhat irregular so I tried looking at the aerator to see if it needs cleaning: What kind of aerator is this and how do I remove it? ...
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Leaking faucet connection (inside vanity)

I just discovered the faucet connection inside the vanity is leaking. The leak appears to happen at the top of the connection (where the black pipe meets the white of the vanity. What could be causing ...
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Leaking laundry faucet, seems too well attached to pipe to come off

The hot water valve for our washer started leaking after we turned it back on after replacing our washer. It probably hadn't been shut in years. If I keep it shut the leak stops, but if it's open ...
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Tap for washing machine only works at low pressures

My washing machine is connected to a dedicated tiny wall tap (whose wall is in fact an empty space which can be accessed), which in turn is connected via a flexible internal pipe to a divider, and ...
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Faucet handle removal

I’m trying to replace my bathroom faucet (I turned off the water supply lines) and cannot get the base of the handles off. Here are photos of the top and bottom: Anything I should try?
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How do I replace the cartridge on this tap?

I have this specific tap https://www.screwfix.com/p/seaford-basin-mono-mixer-tap-with-pop-up-waste/853fv On my bathroom basin. It is leaking from the cold water stem when turned on, so I believe I ...
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Gaskets for tap/faucet for drinking water

Because a tap in our kitchen (used for drinking water) is dripping and the gasket* is old, I want to replace it. I find numerous gaskets on the market that would fit, but it always says on the packing ...
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Inlet valve to share between faucet and dishwasher

I just realized that my hot water 1/2" copper inlet in the kitchen is terminated with a regular single oulet valve but I do need to share it between the faucet and the adjacent dishwasher. Is there a ...
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Can I use an air gap faucet as a standard faucet?

I recently replaced my RO filter system with a simpler water filter system. I did not get a new faucet since I figured that I could just use the existing one that was installed with my RO system. Once ...
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Delta Faucet: Maximum Gallons Per Minute with New Aerator

If I bought a 1.5GPM new replacement aerator, would the faucet emit 1.2GPM or would it increase to 1.5GPM ? I see a lot of delta faucets like this https://www.deltafaucet.com/bathroom/product/B2596LF
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Why would a faucet still leak with a new cartridge installed?

I've replaced 3 faucet cartridges in my house. The 2 oldest repairs/replacements (replaced about 1.5 yrs ago) are still good. The most recent one is about 4 months old but it has started leaking ...
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faucet handle broke off

faucet handle broke off the black thing that connects the faucet handle and faucet broke how could I fix this?
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Connect Faucet to Laundry Hose

I have a pulldown faucet that I want to connect to a portable washing machine. The wand of the faucet can be removed, revealing a female 5/8-16 UN 2B connector. The laundry machine uses a hose that ...
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Bathtub faucet is not responsive

The bathtub faucet on the cold water side is doing something strange. When I turn the handle, nothing happens until I turn it a little more than half of the way around, then the water comes rushing ...