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 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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Would using a Y hose connector to join rain barrel water with tap water be a good idea to boost the water pressure?

Something like this: but with it designed for the opposite flow of water. I have a rain barrel that is usually at least half full and it provides enough pressure to use but it's not enough to water ...
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What Is The Name of this Washer?

I have changed the cartridge on a tap and in the process have ruined the washer that sits between the very base of the tap and the sink, I am referring to the ring at the base in this image which is ...
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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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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. Dismantled ...
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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 ...
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Should I thread tape counter-clockwise on kitchen sink shut off valve?

Just bought Decor Star TPC11-TB kitchen faucet. In the instructions, it directs you to use Teflon tape on the shut off valve before installing the water supply lines. However, it says to thread in the ...
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Are single control faucets supposed to leak when pressed down?

I have a faucet like the one shown in the below Fig.1. The faucet does not leak under normal operation. But when I press downward with some force on the top of the handle, water overflows out the ...
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Help understanding how to remove faucet with perpendicular pipe sticking out

My mom's kitchen sink is very old and the faucets were leaking so I tried to help her replace them. I am not sure where to proceed from here. I believe that the attachment nut cannot be removed ...
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Connecting Aluminum Angle using Screws

I am trying to join 2 pieces of Aluminum angles (6061, 90 degree, 1/16" thick) together using this self-driving screw: Extra-Wide Rounded Head Drilling Screws for Metal #8 1/2" length From McMaster ...
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Outdoor faucet's indoor shutoff valve not working - OK to drip water out of faucet through winter?

We have an outdoor faucet on the side of the house with a shutoff valve that no longer appears functional. (Thankfully, the house's main water valve does shut off water, but many other valves appear ...
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How to repair a faucet leaking when tap is turned on…?

I have a bathroom faucet (Pegler) with separate hot and cold taps. When I turn on one of the taps water starts slowly leaking out around the base of the tap. The faucets work fine, and there's no ...
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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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Rotating fitting for copper/steampunk faucet?

I'm trying to build an exposed copper (think steampunk) kitchen faucet. Everything is easy except the ability to rotate the faucet side to side, like to reach the left sink or right sink. See the ...
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Trouble gluing cap on hot water faucet

We have a kitchen sink hot water faucet that has a cap with "Hot" on it to go on the faucet. We've tried several types of glue for it, but after a few days of usage, the heat the faucet absorbs from ...
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Moen Single-Handle (Monticello 7730) Cartridge replacement FAIL..what did I do wrong?

UPDATE, MAY HAVE FIXED IT! Going to go get some plumber's grease and grease it up good before I do a full reassemble, but right now the water is no longer pouring out as it does in video above. Fix: ...
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No Hot Water in Kitchen Faucet, hot water runs to dishwasher but not to faucet

Problem: Our single handle kitchen faucet has no hot water Details: hot and cold water fine in rest of house checked under sink and hot water is running to dishwasher BUT with hot water valve open ...
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How do I get this cartridge out of the faucet?

The videos I looked at online of other taps shows a way to expose the nut but this cartidge is buried deep in the handle and you can't access any nut if there is one (I'm not sure there is a nut at ...
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How to approach fixing this kitchen sink faucet leak at the base

When I run a lot of water in my kitchen sink, a small amount leaks out at the base of the faucet. The first photo below shows the little pool of water and the second photo shows the whole faucet. (I ...
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Sealing a pinhole at a soldered pipe connection?

I just replaced my kitchen faucet with a new faucet that was sold-as is, in-box, from an auction. After spending hours trying to get the old faucet off (years of rust and corrosion), I installed the ...
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Outside faucet repair

do I need to replace the entire faucet or just install a handle? It looks corroded inside.