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 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.
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The Kitchen Faucet

The kitchen faucet is not providing hot water, basically no water on the hot water side of the faucet. The cold water works fine. The other faucets in the home is providing hot water with no problem. ...
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How to dismantle this mixer tap?

I have this kitchen sink mixer tap, which is leaking from where the neck meets the main body, whenever it's turned on, (either hot or cold). So what I'm trying to do is remove the neck so that I can ...
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How to remove chrome sleeve from copper pipe on vanity?

enter image description hereI am getting ready to replace the vanity in our older home. The problem I have is how do I remove the chrome sleeve from the pipe so I can attach fittings to the copper ...
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removing a shower handle faucet stem

I have a phylrich two handle shower system.The hot water is leaking and cannot be completely turned off to eliminate the leak. I have unscrewed the stem and it feels free when unscrewing it but will ...
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How to set up tap/faucet for cold water only?

I have a sink with two pipes connecting to the tap (a.k.a faucet) - one for hot and one for cold. There is no hot water in the house, so the hot pipe is disconnected. That means if you open the tap ...
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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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What kind of tool can I use to tighten a faucet bolt in a tight place?

I am trying to tighten a kitchen faucet bolt (7/16 inch) in a very tight spot. Please refer to the picture. Standard size wrenches don't fit well enough for me to turn it. I've used a stubby wrench ...
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Connecting push fit to a 3/8in supply faucet line: NPTF to compression threads?

I have a dedicated water filter faucet with a 3/8 female 'compression' supply line (parallel threads). I am interested in connecting a push-fit based filter system to this faucet, but I'm not sure how ...
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How can I tell if a faucet valve seat is removable or not?

I have two faucet valve seats that I've been roadblocked with. It looks perfectly round in appearance: Left Side: Right Side: Hot/Cold Stem: Things I've tried: Penetration Oil Hammer + ...
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Tap keeps dripping even after reseating - broken?

I've replaced the washer in the tap and used a reseating tool, but when I feel with my finger there's what appears to be a "notch" in the area the tap washer would be pressing down on. Picture is ...
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What is this part called on a bathtub handle

One of the handles in my bathtub spins and after taking it apart I noticed it was missing the piece that would prevent it from spinning. I'm having trouble finding the name of the part yet alone an ...
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Leaking valve (kohler)

I'm replacing the kohler valve for bathroom faucet (hot water). However, this part shown in the picture is leaking. I tried with plumber tape which helps but doesn't stop the leaking. Can anyone tell ...
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Bathroom Faucet: Identification of Cartridge Replacement

I have a very nice faucet that needs new cartridges but have been unable to find the manufacture of this unit to source out the correct replacement. Does anyone here know how may have made this and ...
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How to lubricate and fix faucet handle

I have that faucet and it's too stiff. By that I mean that to have the handle move a little, I have to apply a lot of strength, and I often "overshoot" so it splashes everywhere. I wanted to put some ...
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Stuck Faucet Handles - How do I remove

Can anyone tell me how to remove these faucet handles? I have removed the allen screws and removed the faucet handles. But then I assumed the cones under the handles woudl screw off, but I cannot ...
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How do I replace the stem of an outdoor frost-free faucet? [duplicate]

I'm replacing the faucet handle (below). But I can't figure out how to remove the stem (in photo above the red outlined area). So I'm thinking I need to remove the stem as well. But I can't see ...
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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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I get no water from the kitchen faucet

I've read the answers on this site, and now I'm wondering, where is the aerator? OP: noted there was no water from the Faucet or Dishwasher, in subsequent follow up, it was noted the dishwasher does ...
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How do I temporarily plug a broken outdoor spigot?

A spigot outside of my home just broke halfway off. There's no longer a way to screw a hose on or anything that can stop the flow of water, and I don't know of any plumbing companies near me that can ...
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1/2" IPS -> Aerator?

I have a kitchen faucet that currently has a faulty dual mode (shower/aerator) nozzle. The nozzle has a 1/2" MIP thread. I would like the replace the nozzle with a standard aerator, but my local ...
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Re-tapping M3 to 6-32 UNC [closed]

I have an issue with a project. I have some 6-32 UNC screws that I need to use. I won't get too far into specifics but this is standardized and I cannot use any other screw. The problem I am having is ...
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How to remove this brass collar from the pipe

The bathtub faucet is leaking at the diverter so the water can't be directed to the shower head. I bought a universal replacement (different brand) and attempted to remove the old one (it was a Delta ...
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How to cut away ceramic from a sink that doesn't fit

I need to remove the stem for the faucets from my bathroom sink. However, the people who built this house (10 yrs old so fairly new home) messed up. I think this is what happened. They cut holes in ...
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How do I fix a hot tap that doesn't turn on properly anymore?

The hot tap on our bath seems to be getting harder and harder to turn on, to the point where now it only turns a tiny bit and hardly any water can get through. How do I fix this? I've taken a couple ...
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Replacement for Jacuzzi tub faucet with both handles on one side

Our Jacuzzi tub faucet has both hot & cold controls on the same side. I am looking to replace it, but cannot seem to find anything like it on the net. Everything I see has the controls on either ...
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Plugging a kitchen sprayer that has a quick-connect fastener?

TL;DR: Is there an easy way to properly plug a kitchen faucet sprayer when the sprayer uses a quick-connect instead of a threaded connection? Simply cutting the hose and plugging it isn't an option. ...
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Can a low-flow shower head cause a leak behind the wall?

The short question is this: would a low-flow shower head cause some kind of increase in pressure to the water supply pipes that would cause a rupture and leak? The longer story is this: I removed a ...
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What is attached to this spigot and how to remove

This adapter is attached to an outdoor spigot: It is near the location of a former hot tub so I believe it has something to do with pressure control. When I attach a hose to it and turn it on if the ...
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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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bathroom sink has almost no cold water

I have a interesting problem, my bathroom sink cold water tap has good water pressure and water flow but when you turn the tap it goes from cool to warm to hot rather quickly without ever touching the ...
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Water cooler faucet handle broke

After a decade of use, it looks like my water cooler is slowly falling apart. I am not sure of the proper terminology here, but the handle/lever part of the faucet broke off. Am I able to buy just ...
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Help with Grohe tap

I bought a Grohe tap. There is something in the instruction manual (which contains only pictures), which I am unable to figure out what is about. It is on third page, first figure. What they want to ...
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My water filter faucet came unattached from base & sink. How can I fix it myself?

My water filter at my sink recently became very loose! As you can see in the photo, it's unattached on two parts, the base and the sink. I'm wondering if I can make this a DIY fix rather than call a ...
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Can you identify the model of this faucet?

I know the make is American Standard. It has a spray handle, and is 5 years old or less. I need to buy O-rings for it, and want to be sure I'm getting the right ones.
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how to glue the broken plastic pieces that dovetails the faucet valve

The faucet handler in my kitchen fell off. I open it found that the plastic piece that dovetails the valve was broken (see the image) I am not sure if I can find a replacement of such a thing as I ...
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How to remove faucet handles

I have a dripping bathroom faucet and I cannot figure out how to remove the handles to replace the cartridge. All videos I've seen on the internet show a screw to remove, but I popped off the top of ...
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Leaking hose from new bathroom faucet

I bought a new faucet by Glacier Bay. The faucets has 2 hoses attached to it. I tightly connected the hoses to another hose using a male-to-male adapter. When i turn the water on i see water leaking, ...
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Securing hose bib to uneven cinder block wall

Here is my exterior hose bibb: Also from the inside: The valve stem is so old it crumbled when I tried to replace the washer, so I need to replace the whole thing. Notice the pipe was originally ...
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What is causing this faucet to leak?

I have never seen a faucet leak like this. The supply lines are fine. The water moves to the center where it mixes the hot and cold water, then drips from where the drain plug pull emerges. Is there ...
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Outdoor water faucet will not stop leaking

Ive searched online for days and have not found a faucet that looks like mine. I have tried 2 wrenches, but it still will not budge. Can you tell by looking at the photos if it is soldered? I able to ...
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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 anti-siphon valve on exterior faucets

I have a number of exterior faucets, all the same model and 12 years old. All of them produce a stream of water from the anti-siphon valve when the faucet is in use (definitely coming from under the ...
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Prevent hot and cold water mixing through kitchen faucet

I have a kitchen faucet that allows water to back flow through the pipes. The way that works is that you turn on the main faucet handle to warm water, then turn off the water at the at the faucet ...
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What's the correct name for this type of bath and shower mixer tap?

I'm looking for a way to find a certain type of tap but I'm not native English and have no idea of the terminology, or even what I need exists... Wall has 2 pipe endings, 15cm apart. I need one big ...
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Fix a faucet that has a groove

I don't know the exact term for the part I'm referring to so I'll describe it. The faucet's actual closing is done by something similar to this but without the slits for water. I assume that's called ...
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How can I change the final position of a threaded-in faucet?

I installed a wall faucet and it got into the wrong direction because I had to tighten it well. How I can make it point in the right direction?