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 do I prevent this bath faucet from leaking while the shower is running?

Here's a photo of my setup: The hose and nozzle hanging down in the picture make up the shower head assembly (it is a hand shower that can hang up on the wall or be removed for directed use). You'll ...
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How to remove the handles from this faucet

My bathroom faucet is leaking around the base of my right handle. With previous faucets I've been able to use a set screw to loosen the handle and replace the washer. With these, though, I can't ...
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What is this component that connects to the garbage disposal?

I am trying to install a new faucet with a soap dispenser. I removed my old facuet; however, where the soap dispenser is supposed to go, this is here: It has pipes that go to the sink erator under ...
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Hot water issues in the apartment and plumbers are stumped?

We have a unit upstairs in a 4-plex. The other units don't have any issues, but hot water recently stopped working in this apartment. Rarely water might get hot or warm but goes cold again. When the ...
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how to remove frost free outdoor faucet drain valve assembly

I've tried unscrewing the part outlined in red below. No dice. Do I just need to remove the whole rod (above the red outline) and replace it?) If so, can anyone point me to instructions for them. I ...
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How can I unscrew this nut with little clearance?

I am trying to replace my kitchen faucet and have encountered a nut that I don’t know how to get at. As you can see the nut is bounded by counter (green) on one side and sink (red) on the other. I’ve ...
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How can I remove stuck anti-vandal rings in tap head?

Most of the taps in my new house are fitted with so-called "anti-vandal" screws in the tap heads, as shown in the image. These screw into the tap head to tighten them onto the stem. I can't remove ...
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What can I use to lubricate a new kitchen faucet no longer turns?

I installed a new kitchen faucet about 6 months ago. However, it no longer turns/swivels at the base. My non-expert inspection of the problem seems to suggest that the point-of-swivel has a build up ...
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How can I identify and source an old faucet cartridge

I have an old faucet that drips. I would like to fix the leak, but am having a lot of trouble finding a replacement cartridge. The faucet does not have any markings of any kind. I brought the ...
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Fix a Leaky Faucet?

I have a Moen single handle kitchen faucet. When you lift the handle to start the water flow, water also flows out almost as fast from underneath the handle and floods my counter. I cannot figure ...
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What are my options for fixing a laundry faucet?

We're replacing our washer so I had to turn off the laundry faucets, hook up the new washer, and then turn them back on. In doing so, the hot water faucet now has a slight leak where the stem of the ...
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Water hammer, dripping faucet in bathroom

So I have a mix of problems that I'm not sure how best to deal with since it could very well be multiple problems or just the one. We had a plumber replace the tub/shower faucet and the corresponding ...
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Should hot water pressure be reduced after hot water is used?

I'm noticing reduced hot water pressure (on all faucets/shower) after significant hot water use (2 long showers, 2 loads of HE (High Efficiency) laundry, and using a sink for about 5 minutes). Cold ...
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How to fix a leaking cold/hot water faucet

Our hot water faucet has been leaking (on its own, and also when the cold water faucet is turned on). Our building technician diagnosed a problem with the valves and recommended that we replace both ...
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How do I make a faucet pour instead of spray?

I have dual sinks in my master bathroom. The faucets are identical, but one pours water in a solid thick stream while the other sprays water in a bunch of small streams. I'd like them both to pour ...
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Why does my kitchen faucet cut out intermittently?

Sometimes when I'm running water from my kitchen faucet, it will cut out for no apparent reason. It doesn't seem to matter if I'm running hot or cold water (or a mixture), but does seem to happen ...
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What killed my kitchen faucet pressure?

I have a one-handle "Marielle" model Pfister kitchen faucet diagrammed here. It leaked, so I replaced the cartridge, which solved the problem. A few weeks later, I happened to drain my hot water ...
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Why does it take a second for water to come out of the kitchen faucet?

Starting about a week ago, our kitchen faucet has exhibited some odd behavior. When you lift the handle for it, nothing comes out for a second. You can hear air or water flowing, but nothing comes out....
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what kind of faucet is this and how do I take off handle?

The handle is loose (a bit wiggly) and I want to take it off to figure out how to tighten it. Problem is I can't figure out how to take it off... My guess is it is from mid to late 2000s
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How do I fix a shutoff valve that isn't opening?

My dishwasher started leaking over the weekend. I turned off the water at the shutoff in the basement, it's a standard faucet type in the copper piping. I then replaced the rubber heater hose used ...
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How do I tighten a loose kitchen faucet?

I have a kitchen faucet that is starting to move around in the hole cut in the counter top. I would like to figure out how to tighten it, but due to the location of drain pipes and the disposal I can'...
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How Can I re-attach my bathroom fixtures which are hanging loose from the wall?

Please see the two pictures below. I'm trying to re-attach the two faucets so that there is no gap between them and the wall. These faucets work perfectly fine its just that they aren't attached to ...
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how do I remove this faucet?

The faucet runs even when the handles are turned off so I wanted to pull these off and see if I could figure out what is going on... but I have no idea how to get the faucets off. No visible set ...
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Tightening a Moen Faucet Lock Nut

I have a Moen single handle kitchen faucet that I cannot tighten adequately due to lack of room. I can get some turn on the lock nut with needle nose vice grips but not enough to completely hold it ...
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Bathroom faucet drip

I had a faucet drip in my bathroom sink. I determined it was the hot water (confirmed by the warm drip and it stopped when I shut off the hot under the sink). I assumed that the stem went (which ...
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How do I remove my old faucet?

I purchased this faucet and it seems like an easy enough installation. The bottom of this new faucet looks like this: Seems like all I have to do is screw something in and it will attach the faucet ...
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Repairing a leaky valve stem

I'm replacing the valve stems for my 1960's bathtub handles. There's a hot and cold handle, and they both are leaking profusely from the stem (not drips, but streams of water). This picture generally ...
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How can I fix this broken connector piece on my Symmons shower Knob?

I was trying to get the knob off so I could potentially increase the amount of hot water getting mixed and it seemed to be coming off nicely but then snapped. By nicely, I mean it was a steady process;...
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Is this a threaded tap? If so, what is the best way to unscrew it without damaging it?

So this is the tap I have and I’d like to attach an accessory to it. I believe it is threaded and I should be able to unscrew the existing head to be able to use the threads, but I don’t know how to ...
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What am I sealing as I install my Shower Faucet Stem and Handle?

As a result of a leak, I replaced my shower's hot water faucet stem. (I think) I installed it successfully, but now I am wondering which hole I am trying to seal. Am I trying to seal the entire hole ...
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Why does my Shower Faucet Stem have water on it after a shower?

Diagnosing a constant dripping from my shower, I eventually replaced the hot water faucet stem. I have not yet finalized it with sealant or plumber's putty, so to dry the area of any resulting ...
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Multiple leaking faucets after a hotwater tank and PRV install. Any tricks?

My 40 gallon water heater blew and I replaced it with a tankless unit and have been slowly upgrading the plumbing lines (so they don't stick though the fist floor ceiling) and added a pressure ...
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Can I remove this plastic elbow inside my kitchen tap?

Context: I want to replace the tap nozzle of my kitchen tap to use an water-saving aerator. I have bought one and tried to install it. However, it doesn't fit due to a plastic elbow inside my tap. I ...