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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Replacing a washer in a 3 knob tub faucet

I have a leak from the hot handle of a 3 knob tub faucet when the water is running. I am able to turn off the hot water because I have access to the hot water heater but I live in a condo that does ...
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Kitchen sink - loose tap

Moved to a new apartment, got a "furnished" kitchen. How do I fix this kitchen sink and tap connection?
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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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why does kitchen faucet only work when dishwasher is running

Kitchen faucet only works when the dishwasher is running. I tried cleaning the diswasher filter but made no difference. Any ideas?
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Can’t figure out how to remove cartridge of single handle tub faucet

We have a leaking bathtub faucet and need to replace the cartridge but we cant’t figure out how to remove the casing (estachian?) around it. I don’t know the brand or model number. Everything is stuck ...
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How do you remove the handles on this faucet

I'm trying to repair a leak in both faucets in this sink. I think the first step is to remove the faucet but can't figure out how to do this. I can't see a set screw. I tried gently prying with a ...
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Frozen outdoor spigot, small leak from indoor shut off valve

So I shut off the indoor valve to my outdoor spigot and then opened the outdoor valve to drain in the fall. There was a slight drip like the indoor valve wasn't closing all the way but then it stopped....
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Leaking Ball Valve

I have a Ball Valve that's leaking on some piping that I'm working on for an irrigation project. In the image, it's the one with the pink square around it. I bought 3 of them from Home Depot, all ...
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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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New faucet drain connection to existing pvc trap

Let me preface this by saying I am a novice at plumbing. I am replacing a bathroom faucet since the old one was leaking and instead of replacing the guts inside the faucet we decided to replace the ...
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Tub shower faucet manufacturer

enter image description here I am having problems with my single handle tub shower faucet. Tightening the set screw does not help. Handle is still “floppy”. I don’t know the manufacturer. Any ...
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Help removing handles from my faucet

There is no screw (or covered screw) to remove the handles from this sink. I do not know the brand name. Update: I figure it out how to unscrew it.
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Delta Leland Kitchen Faucet Removal

I am trying to remove a Delta Leland Kitchen Faucet. ]2 When I try to loosen the bolt from the bottom of the sink, the entire fixture spins. I can't get any leverage to turn the bolt. If I have ...
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How do I replace a tub faucet?

I have a no-name roman faucet on a Jacuzzi type tube. The setup looks like this Moen picture. So far I have replace the #8 O-Ring, however, it did not stop the leak. My goal is: BEST: Replace it ...
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Attaching hoses to outside faucet

Is there an outside faucet thread that would make attaching a standard garden hose easy? Mine has a narrow thread that makes it very hard to get the attachment started. I spent over five minutes on my ...
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How to take apart this Pfister faucet?

I have this Pfister faucet in my bathroom. It came with the house, I don't have any manuals for it. From what I've been able to tell the base of each handle should unscrew but I've been unsuccessful. ...
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Help to remove handles from leaky bathroom faucet

I have a leaky bathroom faucet. There are no screws on the sides of the handle or escutcheon. I cannot figure out how to pry off the top without causing some damage. Maybe someone can look at the ...
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How to identify this shower faucet or cartridge brand to stop tub spout leak and remove screw-less escutcheon plate?

I’m working on a bathroom and trying to fix a slow leak coming out of the tub spout. Since it’s from the spout I’m assuming the leak is generating from the cartridge or the associated o-rings/seats &...
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Faucets - No water

My bathroom sink had a leak. I turned off water under sink. It was off for a couple days. Now went to turn water back on and water isnt coming out of faucet. Neither hot or cold.
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grohe ladylux cafe is spraying at the same time as regular flow going

My grohe facet is spring at the same time as the regular flow is going. the toggle button has no impact on the faucet
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What is this small faucet in the kitchen?

This kitchen has an extra faucet. It is smaller than the main faucet. It appears to bypass both the water heater and water softener. It also appears to not have any aeration (no bubbles even when ...
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bath tub faucet drip

After shutting off the main water supply (at the end of my driveway) and removing the faucet handle and the spout, the pipe from the spout still drips water after two hours. I was trying to replace ...
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Any thoughts on how to remove this faucet / handle

Hoping to find some help here as I am at a loss. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to remove this fixture. There are no brand marks and I don't know who installed it. The handles don't have any ...
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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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How to remove corroded faucet?

I am trying to replace my kitchen faucet but the nut holding it onto the sink is corroded and the nut won't budge! I have tried a basin wrench (as someone suggested here), wd40, hammering at those ...
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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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Is there any way to figure out if your outdoor faucet is frost free?

I just bought a house last spring, and now is time to clean up outside for winter. Thing is, I don't know if my outdoor faucet is frostfree or not. Is there a reliable way to tell if a faucet is ...
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How safe are electric faucet water heater? [closed]

I would like to buy one of those electric faucet water heaters for my parents. But I'm very concerned about if they are even safe to use and some questions came into my mind: how is the internal ...
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Prevent water spill from shower pipes during removal of stem

It is good to know that I don't have to worry about small, isolated water spills behind a wall. But, I would like to avoid this happening whenever I want to work on the shower stem. With a minimal ...
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2006 Kohler bathroom faucet how to remove, has toggle “nut” different than one here already

This is a 2006 Kohler bath faucet and I want to replace it. There's a post here with one similar but not the same-the other one has a way to take off from the top, mine does not, see pics. Maybe just ...
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Removing old rusty single hole faucet - please help!

We are trying to remove our old Kohler faucet. We are running into issues on how to remove the stem on the underside. I have a picture attached. We are not sure which piece to take out? There are ...
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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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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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Kitchen / Bathroom sink are very “splashy” - How can I change this rectangular aerator?

I just moved into a new flat and I have a problem with the kitchen and bathroom faucets. They are extremely splashy (if opened suddenly the water will spill out of the sink!) and whenever I clean the ...
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New sink and faucet but no water?

So i installed a new sink and faucet even shut off valves and lines. But when i went to turn on faucet it only dribbles out water. I turned the water off at the water heater and i know some times it ...
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What's the proper way to go about replacing this faucet fixture? Is it always replace every part at once or can I mix and match if I like part of it?

So I really like the handles of this sink fixture but I want to change the spigot to something that has a sprayer you can pull out to rinse the hard to reach corners of the sink. The part where the ...
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The faucet is leaking. How do I remove the faucet handle pieces?

I can remove the hot and cold handle pieces, but the rest of the handle is not coming off to get to the screw below.
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Kitchen faucet twisted to the left for hot water

For some reason, now I have to turn the hot water of my kitchen faucet all the way to the left (10 o'clock) like below photo to get hot water: The cold water is right in middle (6 o'clock). How to ...
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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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Where can I find a kitchen faucet that stays in spray mode after turning the water off and turning it back on? [closed]

I'm looking for a kitchen faucet with a single spray head that can toggle between spray mode and stream mode, but where the setting stays put when turning the water off and turning it back on. I asked ...
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How to remove stubborn kitchen faucet mount nut?

I tried to remove my faucet from old kitchen sink but the nut is tighten so hard: I am using channel lock on the nut to turn counterclock wise and I use my hand to hold on the faucet on the other ...
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Why did my Faucet's Metal Braided Hose Fail / Explode?

Two years ago we installed an expensive high end branded (Lifetime warranty) single holed faucet in our laundry room. Last week the metal braided hose on the cold side burst. The way our faucet is ...
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How to remove plastic retainer sleeve stuck in faucet handle threading?

I have a plastic "retainer sleeve" that threaded into my shower faucet handle a bit off and is now stuck. Any advice on getting this piece off?
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How do I fix a slow sink faucet? [closed]

There are many YouTube videos online that often deal with a part of the process of diagnosing and fixing a slow-running or stopped faucet. Is there a comprehensive series of troubleshooting steps to ...
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How to remove these faucet caps to replace washer

I've tried to remove the caps from the faucet so I can replace the washer to stop the drip. Maybe I'm being too careful to not damage the cap because no matter what I do, it's not coming off. Here's ...
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What is the name of this kitchen tap with two coaxial pipes?

Context I have a question regarding my kitchen tap. I received no answer here and couldn't find information on the internet, for I don't know the right name of the kind of tap I have. Question My ...
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Faucet does not turn on smoothly

I have a Kohler single-control faucet on my kitchen sink that I installed about ten years ago. Starting about a year ago, it would occasionally not turn on smoothly, but would spurt with a harsh ...
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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 ...
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Black water from kitchen sink cold water line

Today I noticed my kitchen sink was leaking underneath in the cabinet. I went to take a look and it looked as if it was coming from somewhere inside the faucet. I disconnected the lines and removed ...
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Low Water Pressure through bathroom shower/tub faucet

We have a low water pressure in the bathroom tub faucet. I was advised to replace cartridge as I was trying to fix low water pressure. I bought a new one (Delta, white and grey). I inserted it and ...