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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 the handle on my Delta faucet?

One of my faucets is leaking in my bathroom sink. I have a double-handle faucet set from Delta. I removed the set screw from the cover but, for some reason, the cover still isn't coming off. I ...
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Leaky outdoor faucet when using spray nozzle

I have an outdoor faucet connected to a garden hose and pistol type spray nozzle. The connection is leak free until I turn the water off and pull the trigger on the spray nozzle to get some of the ...
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How do I fix a faucet that turns all the way around?

The hot water faucet in my bathroom sink turns in circles instead of stopping at the fully closed/open positions. It gives slight resistance at some points. This annoying as I can't tell where the ...
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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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How can I repair a leak in my anti-siphon spigot?

My outside hose pressure relief valve leaks when the water is on. It comes out near the top of the valve where it connects to the facet. I have been unable to remove it, the set screw is shot after ...
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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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how to remove this faucet aerator? it just slips

I have the following type of faucet aerator: I tried to "unscrew" this one, but it seems not screwed at all; it just spins. Is there any way to remove this? As it is a separate part, there must be a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Replacing bathroom sink popup drain if sink has hairline cracks

I am not a plumber but I am quite handy and I want to replace an ancient bathroom faucet in an attempt to upgrade my apartment. I am not positive what material the sink is, whether marble or porcelain,...
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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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Why is my mixer tap/faucet slow to switch off?

I have a 4-year-old mixer tap/faucet in my kitchen, and until recently the water would stop flowing immediately when the tap was switched off. Now the water continues to flow for a few seconds when ...
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Connect two pipes that do not line up

Not a plumbing whiz, so I thought I'd pose my issue here. I have a 12in Shark bite sillcock that runs through my brick foundation for an outdoor hose. Once inside, it connects to the existing copper ...
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External frost-free facuet gradually slowing flow

I have a Woodford Model 22 freezeless water faucet that is not providing much water. When installed (DIY) 3 years ago, everything worked fine. After about a year of daily use, the hot water got harder ...
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Options for deck-mount, single-handle tub mixer valves

I'm installing a tub in a remodel bathroom. Just a tub, no shower. I'd like to have a single-handle control, and a hand shower. Such fixtures are scarce, and most out of my budget. I'm wondering, ...
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Woodford faucet leaking in wall

I have a woodford frost free faucet that I just rebuilt I will not leak unless we turn it on. What part of the rebuild did I do wrong.
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How to seal straight-thread faucet shank / nipple to the faucet?

I have a faucet which requires installation of a separate threaded 'shank' or nipple which acts as both the water supply inlet and also is used to anchor the faucet to the sink deck. These are ...
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How do I replace my faucet with these connectors?

My laundry tub has been leaking for weeks...sometimes at 3 gallons a day. I bought a new faucet to install but these co
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Single-lever shower faucet - no warm water; just hot/cold

Built my house in 2005. We have a tankless hot water heater. It appears to be working fine. Plenty of hot water from other faucets. Guest bathroom shower is all from original contractor install. ...
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Retractable faucet stopped working suddenly

This faucet is less than a month old, so this is not about any sort of build up in rust or minerals. I have used it less than ten minutes before it failed. Here is what I tried so far: Checked other ...
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How do I fix a leaking connector between my garden hose and faucet?

I am trying to connect a garden hose with the faucet. After connecting and turning on the faucet, the water still squirted out. Please see the attached picture. I am not sure whether I need a wrench ...
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how to tighten the nuts inside the U shape under the countertop in the kitchen

Hi, The faucet in the kitchen is loose due to leaking. The wood under the countertop was damaged due to leaking water. This makes it very soft and difficult to tighten the nuts. From the picture, ...
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Faucet Supply Line Pinched

We recently had to have our island cabinets replaced. To do this the contractor had to remove and reset the quartz countertop. It’s a decent sized chunk, about 9’ x 4’. During the installation of the ...
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Single handle bathroom faucet

How do I disassemble an older single handle bathroom faucet? I removed the handle and started taking the outer parts off but I could not get the rest apart.
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How to remove faucet handle for cartridge replacement

I have an unknown brand kitchen mixer tap that is dripping from the cold lever but I can't see how to replace the ceramic cartridge. Normally there's a tiny screw under the lever, often covered by a ...
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How to remove sink faucet pipe from shutoff?

I am currently attempting to replace the faucet in my kitchen. I successfully removed the hot water pipe that goes from the old faucet to the hot water shutoff. I am now trying to remove the cold ...
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Removing Hose Attachment on Kohler Kitchen Faucet

I'm not sure how exactly to remove this attachement, and I don't want to break anything. Anyone have any ideas. I've checked a bunch of youtube videos for similiar faucets with no luck.
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Standing water at bottom of sink

I wish I could figure out how to load a picture that’s a small enough file to explain but hoping someone can understand what I’m saying here. I have a ring of water around the entire perimeter of the ...
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How to remove bathtub faucet?

The cold is leaking. I don't know the manufacture. Is it a cartridge? Can it be replaced? And how? This question is based on my original question, here: How to replace a Jacuzzi bathtub faucet ...
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My kitchen faucet jumps, sputters and stops and squeals when water temperature reaches straight hot

Faucet and supply lines are 18 months old. About a month ago, the faucet started jumping but only when on straight hot water and when the water temperature is probably close to 130 degrees. It’s one ...
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Ceramic disk faucet valve is stiff/sticky

I've pulled the faucet apart and in the valve housing, there are two ceramic disks that rotate to mix the hot and cold water. I thought the piece was a single piece until I realized it budged a bit. I ...
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Moen Bathroom Faucet Handle Removal?

I’m trying to change the cartridge on a Moen bathroom faucet but can’t get the handle off. The handle base will turn counter-clockwise but reaches a certain point and stops. You can also unscrew the ...
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Replace faucet handles in existing bathtub

I'd like to update the handles for the faucet in an existing soaking tub to something more modern than these knobs. Is it possible without taking out the tub?
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Why does cold water leak when hot water is turned on in bathroom sink?

Before I try to repair this, I want to understand what's going on so I don't fix the wrong thing or cause a larger leak in the bathroom sink. Our house was built about 20 yrs ago so it's modern ...
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How can I fix a shower faucet valve where hot and cold suddenly reversed?

We have one of those faucets with one handle which first goes to cold and then progresses to hot as you go further from off. Or, at least, it used to be that way. We went on vacation, had someone ...
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Laundry Utility Sink Won't Work

I replaced my old builder's grade utility sink with a standard Lowes cabinet sink combo. After installing I have problems with the water flow. If you turn the water (hot or cold) on fast it will not ...
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How to prevent leaving hot tap/faucet running?

Occasionally one of us in our house leaves the hot tap/faucet running, and sometimes this can be overnight, which is costly. Any good ideas on how to prevent this? So far I've thought of these: Set ...
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Leaking diverter in shower valve

My tub faucet is leaking from inside the diverter control arm inlet ( little whole below the valve with yellow arrow). Any idea if it can be fixed without replacing the whole unit? The red arrow ...
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How to replace cartridge for this tub valve?

I need to replace the hot water cartridge on my jacuzzi tub. This is all I have access to -- I can't get to the other side. I can't tell how to disassemble this valve to get the cartridge out... any ...
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Can't find correct size outdoor spigot handle

I have ordered several faucet handles but every one has been too large, or the wrong shape (square). Home Depot and Lowe's have handles but all too large or the wrong shape. Universal Outdoor Faucet ...
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How to replace a Jacuzzi bathtub faucet

I have moderate plumbing skills. What is the procedure for replacing a leaking Jacuzzi bathtub faucet? Mine is similar to the picture. I DO NOT want to break through the tile to get to the bottom ...
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Proper way to apply plumber's grease to a two-handle bathroom sink faucet?

I have the Plumb4orce Two Handle 4" Lavatory Faucet P4B-400CL installed in my bathroom sink. You can see the exact specifications for how it is put together at this link. Only a few weeks after ...
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How to replace valve cartridge on Kohler DevonshireWidespread bathroom sink faucet

The cold faucet is leaking, and I am trying to repair it by replacing the valve cartridge. However, for the love of god, I can't find a way to open the faucet so that I can replace the valve cartridge....
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Faucet Stem is Totally Stuck on Faucet Housing

I am having a problem with my bathroom shower faucets. I have a leak in my bathroom shower taps. I have a Jameco faucet and I found new stems for the hot and cold. replaces the hot water side with no ...
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Grohe LadyLux3 faucet flowing at 40% expected rate, even after replacing cartridge

My Grohe LadyLux3 kitchen faucet's flow rate has gradually slowed in the 4 years since we installed it, so that now it's flowing at 0.7 gallons per minute, which is less than half its rated flow rate ...
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Non-traditional control for three hole bathroom faucet

I don't like having to control hot water and cold water flow separately. I want to be able to change temperature (while maintaing flow) without having to coordinate two handles, or change flow (while ...
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Moen 1225 cartridge does not stay in place

I recently replaced a Moen 1225 cartridge (for a T8350 Moen faucet). That fixed the leak, but now when I turn on the faucet (by pulling it out) the faucet does not stay at the temperature I put it at....
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Adjustment for Bathroom Faucet Handles?

I just installed a new bathroom faucet and I'm having difficulty in regard to having good control of the water flow/pressure with the handles: The faucet has a hot and a cold handle. The handles ...