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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weird sink symptom: drips, and supply lines have no effect

Our bathroom faucet has had a slow drip for ages, so I decide to finally fix it. (It's a one-knob faucet.) I run the water, go underneath and turn the cold-water supply off, and the tap water ...
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Lost pressure after “clunk” sound in pipe

Kitchen sink faucet seems to drop to near trickle when the water is turned on full (Cold side ... Hot side has always run very slowly). This is not a new installation and there has not been any other ...
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What are my options to change the finish on a faucet?

I have a copper finish bathtub faucet (Roman style), and I want to change it to match the other faucets. Can I paint it? If so what kind of paint will hold up? Can I refinish it by any other means?
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What's the acceptable bend in a typical faucet flex pipe?

I installed new faucets and used the standard flexible lines for the water connections. I purchased 12 inch lines since the distance between the faucet and the valve is slightly less than 12, but when ...
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How to remove bathtub faucet

I bought a house and the home inspector missed this about the spare bathtub: when you turn on the cold water, water leaks out of the stem of the hot water faucet (and vice versa). I figure the o ...
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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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Alternative to a basin wrench?

I'm in need of a tool to tighten a nut such as shown below: Because of the tight space (area below the basin faucet), I'm never had success with the many wrenches that I used. At last, I came to know ...
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Is it good idea to use repair tape to block water from constantly dripping?u

My faucet in the shower started to drip. Till the plumber coming to fix it I thought to mitigate a bit by shutting off the pipe. I bought a tape similar to repair tape. So if I put tape in the faucet (...
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How to tighten sink faucet?

I have a double-bowl, stainless steel kitchen sink mounted to a granite countertop, with a faucet with a pull-out spray head (pictured). The faucet is no longer tightly mounted, so it wobbles back ...
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Quick connect for kitchen faucets?

I've been looking for a way to simplify the process of switching faucet adapters between the regular aerator, the dish washer adapter and the fish tank adapter to drain out water. I saw that there ...
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How to remove handles from this faucet

I am trying to replace the washer on this leaky faucet. There are no visible screws or removable caps anywhere on this faucet. I have already tried to pry the top part of the handle off and tried to ...
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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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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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Should my outdoor spigot be attached to the foundation?

On the picture attached, is it a correct way of garden faucet installation? In this case it is drilled through the wall and the pipe goes in the basement where attached with the rest of the in-house ...
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BATHTUB FAUCET LEAK, MOEN

I put a replacement cartridge in mu Moen Bathtub faucet only to make the leak worse. I used a No. 1225 i see 1220 is interchangeable plus cost $5. less. the only thing we did not spray with Lyme ...
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Replacing kitchen faucet hose in tight space with nonstandard plumbing?

I can't remove the hose from underneath... What sort of faucet house connection is this, and how do I remove it? Looking up at base of faucet:
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Need help identifying the manufacturer of a frost free anti-siphon faucet.

Need help identifying the manufacturer of a frost free anti-siphon faucet. Want to replace the 4" spring loaded stem assembly, but can't find the part. Any help would be appreciated.
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How to remove this bathroom faucet

I am trying to replace a bathroom faucet on a pedestal sink, but can't figure out how to remove the faucet handles. I'm pretty sure the handles must come off from the top, b/c the retainer rings ...
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Anti-freeze or non-freeze faucet leaking a lot from the top metal cap

I have two outdoor antifreeze faucets that are both leaking from the top metal cap. As shown in the pictures. [ I tried tightening it and using teflon tape then tightening it, but none works. I can ...
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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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Advice on connecting RO filter system

My kitchen faucet water pipes are pretty high and close to the sink. I'm not sure if it was done on purpose to have more space at the bottom of the cabinet or a miscalculation. In order to install the ...
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Moen kitchen faucet replacement

I had a leaky kitchen faucet so I got a new Moen 87557 from Homedepot. I was able to install everything up until I was ready to connect the faucet to the water outlet. The old faucet had a 3/4" (I ...
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Outdoor Faucet Leak

Looking for some answers to a leaky faucet. What type is this?...if it's leaking can it be repaired without cutting any water lines?...how would I access the washers or other rubber pieces? All the ...
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How to remove/replace the cartridge for this Delta Monitor shower faucet?

Can anyone identify this Delta shower faucet model? I'm trying to replace the cartridge, but I'm having trouble getting the handle off. The hot/cold cap pops off and there is a philips head screw, but ...
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How to loosen traditional faucet stem?

I have a faucet from an old house (Over 20 Years Old) and am having issues with the sink leaking. This isn't a problem because I'm familiar with how to fix it (Replace Rubber Washer) and have ...
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How do I remove these bathroom faucet handles?

I'm trying to replace the cartridge in a dripping sink, and I'm having trouble at the second step. I have spent 20 minutes struggling with these handles, and I can't figure it out. There is no screw ...
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routing hoses in the duff, 5/8“ garden hose, or 3/4” garden hose, or 3/4" polyethylene?

A related question is here: Buried hose through PVC to outdoor hose bibb Should I route 5/8" garden hoses, or 3/4"? We're trying a new watering set up this year. I've collected about a dozen garden ...
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Sink pressure increases after turning water off and on again?

The water pressure in my kitchen sink is usually low when I first turn it on, but if I turn it off an on again, the water pressure increases. Subsequent attempts to turn it on and off do not alter the ...
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How to shut of water supply to laundry tub?

The faucets on my laundry tub need to be replaced. I'm trying to figure out how to shut of the water supply to the hot and cold lines. There are two valves(maybe?) inline on each of the water lines ...
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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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Ok to hook up water filters to a regular kitchen faucet?

So we have this beautiful Grohe Minta (sort of upside down 7-shaped) kitchen faucet. We want to add a drinking water faucet next to it, but cannot find any filtered water faucet that goes with the ...
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How do I get these faucet handles off [duplicate]

I've got this same dang faucet, and it is leaky. There are some answers in the linked page, but there are some contradictory posts, so I thought I'd re-pose this query. There is nothing to unscrew or ...
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Shower in another room leaks when bath is running

I have a free-standing bath in my bedroom and a separate shower stall in an adjacent room. When we run hot water in the bath the shower head starts running-- not just a drip... more like moderate ...
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What's the name for this piece attached to the kitchen faucet hose?

Some time ago, I had a lot of rust and debris come into our plumbing due to some maintenance work my city did. Since then, my kitchen faucet cold water has been coming in pretty slowly. When I finally ...
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Where to unscrew this kitchen faucet

I want to replace my kitchen faucet. Where should I remove it? At the top (the green arrow) or the bottom (the red arrow)?
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Sealing a sprayer faucet leak?

I've had a sprayer faucet in my kitchen sink since I bought the house over 8 years ago. Somewhat recently it sprung a little leak on the right side. Today I noticed that this leak has expanded from ...
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Moen shower faucet - Leak

I have a Moen shower faucet with a 1222 positemp cartridge. The handle adapter broke so I ordered a new unit but I didn't replace the cartridge since I was unable to remove it and I wasn't even able ...
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Need to cut copper pipe after removing push pull valve and replacing with sharkbite?

I'm working on replacing a kitchen sink faucet, home is 5 years old, and all of the valves are push/pull and plastic attached to 1/2" copper (I'm assuming that's the standard from online research). I ...
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6" faucet hoses seem to be unavailable, what do I do with an old design?

I'm replacing a faucet on a pedestal sink. The supply hoses are the old plastic rather than the modern braided ones and I would much prefer to upgrade the old (21 years) hoses. Unfortunately, I'm ...
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What do I need to remove and replace this recessed faucet aerator?

I've got a bathroom sink faucet with a recessed (cache) aerator that needs to be cleaned or replaced, but seems to require a special tool to remove it. There is no obvious branding on the faucet, so ...
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ensure that new faucet fits the pipe

I need to purchase a new faucet for kitchen. The house is pretty old, built in 1994, so I'd like to make sure that the new faucet will fit in pipes exactly. What do I have to pay attention at when ...
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Slow faucet when water gets hot

I appear to have a strange problem. For the last 6 months, at least, in my master bath the sink faucet pours slowly when the hot water reaches the faucet itself. That is, If the pipes have cooled ...
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Bathroom faucet handle with no screws

I need help trying to figure out how to remove this faucet handle. The handle went loose and you cant turn on the water, its rotates freely. I can unscrew that part of the handle but thats it. No idea ...
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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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How do I remove the cartridge from my faucet?

Nut doesn’t seem to want to turn. I have sprayed WD-40 overnight. Should it? Trying to stop drip.
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Sticky faucet handle of unrecognized faucet

Does anyone recognize the brand of the faucet in the image below, so that I can attempt to disassemble and inspect parts? Secondly, the right-hand handle sticks; is hard to turn off completely, and ...
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Why my hot water goes out in less than 2 mins? [duplicate]

All the water outlets in my condo can only supply hot water for at most 2 mins and then I am left with cold water. I changed my gas water heater 2 days ago, but the problem continues. I was desperate ...
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How do I remove the water/temperature control faucet if there are no visible screws?

My Delta branded shower faucet doesn't have any screws besides for two that hold the panel independently to the wall. The handles have no apparent way to be removed. Can anyone suggest a method that ...
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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 ...