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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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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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?
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New bathroom counters and sinks, what is the proper way to handle the difference in supply line length

So I got new counters and faucets. Unfortunately, the old faucet had an extender on the supply lines that the new one does not, additionally, it doesn't appear to something i can swap from old to new. ...
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Anti frost faucet leak

This faucet was installed last summer, strange leak through holes in stem.. any idea what is causing this? Can it be fixed??
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How to get a stuck Moen faucet cartridge out?

I have a single-lever Moen kitchen faucet that's 12 yrs old and I'm trying to replace the original cartridge. Moen sent a replacement cartridge (1225 B), that includes a removal tool. I've removed ...
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Outdoor faucet leaks when hose is attached

I'm trying to fix this leaky outdoor faucet that came with a house I just moved into. It's a Woodford Freezeless Wall Faucet, Model 14: http://www.woodfordmfg.com/woodford/Wall_Faucet_Pages/Model-14....
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Why would water pressure at my faucets change after turning off the water main for some time?

I turned off the main water to the house to perform a plumbing repair. The water was off for approximately 5 hours. During that time, I partially drained the water heater tank to flush it (forgot to ...
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Trouble with kitchen pull-out faucet universal hose?

(I am using terms as shown in this exploded view) A few months back the hose for my kitchen pull-out faucet broke. I went to the home improvement store and bought a universal replacement hose. I had ...
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What's best way to keep shower faucet handle from dropping?

how to keep handle from falling off? Is there a type of adhesive that's best? Or is there something else recommended? Note currently the handle just falls off; when the water is running or on own. ...
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How to remove faucet with no screw?

NEW EDIT #2, SEE BELOW: Kitchen sink drips from the tap, stops when I turn off hot water shut-off underneath, so I assume the problem is the hot water faucet. I think I know how to repair a faucet ...
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How do I remove the plastic at the tip of my faucet handle?

My faucet handle has a plastic "lid" on the tip and I cannot remove it. I have tried prying it out, but I'm scared I will damage the plastic. Please help!!
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Installing a Kohler shower faucet

My shower currently has a Delta shower faucet (https://www.manualslib.com/manual/37410/Delta-1700-Series.html). I am planning to replace it with a kohler rubicon shower faucet. (http://www.us.kohler....
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Identifying kitchen faucet stem [duplicate]

I have been having a hard time identifying the stem for my kitchen sink. Any input would be appreciated. The How to find a replacement did not help as this stem has 11 points The broach diameter is 0....
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Weird transient leaking faucet/tap

I have this mixer tap which has recently developed strange symptoms: It leaks for a little while after every time we use it, with a kind of gurgly emptying noise. What's strange is that it will also ...
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Repacked packing nut but sink is still leaking!

I have a leaky cold water valve in my laundry room. It is a gate valve with a similar set up to This post (although older and with a lot of scaling). I did some research and decided to buy some 5/32 ...
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Tightening a bathroom faucet

The faucet assembly in my bathroom is loose and shakes when I turn on and turn off the faucet. Any idea on how this faucet works and can be tightened? See pictures of the top and underside.
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How to replace cartridge for this tub valve?

I need to replace the hot water cartridge on my jacuzzi tub. This is all I have access to -- I can't get to the other side. I can't tell how to disassemble this valve to get the cartridge out... any ...
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What brand is this faucet?

I need a replacement handle for this faucet, but I don't know the brand. Any info would be appreciated.
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Low Water Pressure When Kitchen Faucet is Opened Quickly

I don't know how to search for this, because my searches don't turn up proper results. This applies only to my kitchen sink and water dispenser from fridge. The downstairs bathroom and all upstairs ...
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How can I find bath faucet handles that will connect to these stems?

I repaired a section of the tile around my shower putting in new hardiebacker and resetting the tiles. I had to remove the old shower faucet and handles to do this project. Now that I've finished ...
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Adjustment for Bathroom Faucet Handles?

I just installed a new bathroom faucet and I'm having difficulty in regard to having good control of the water flow/pressure with the handles: The faucet has a hot and a cold handle. The handles ...
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Fixing faucet leak — any advice? [closed]

I installed a faucet that has a sprayer. However I have no use for the sprayer and no hole for sprayer installation. The line that would have attached to the sprayer is leaking. Is it better to get a ...
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Specific name of this faucet / sink type

I'm having a heck of a time finding a replacement faucet for this sink. I was hoping someone could enlighten me as to if there's a specific name for this type of sink/faucet that might help me locate ...
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Water dripping from bathroom faucet even with the under-sink valves turned off?

Question: All of a sudden we have a dripping bathroom fauce - more of a thin stream of water rather than a slow drip. But even when I turn off the quarter-turn Hot/Cold water valves located under sink,...
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Replacing faucet copper pipes with stainless steel, need help

I wanted to install a hot and cold water bidet on my toilet, so I need to get hot water from the pipes feeding into my faucets. The issue is that the pipes from the valves to the faucet are all copper,...
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Faucet Stem is Totally Stuck on Faucet Housing

I am having a problem with my bathroom shower faucets. I have a leak in my bathroom shower taps. I have a Jameco faucet and I found new stems for the hot and cold. replaces the hot water side with no ...
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Can one get instant hot water from home faucets without a heater?

My house has a solar and electric heating mechanism which provides hot water year-round. However, when opening the hot water in the kitchen and toilet faucets, I get cold water which gradually get ...
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Safe to Lubricate Bar Valve in Shower Mixer Tap?

In my bath/shower I've had a new mixer tap fitted that has a bar valve (when the tap is running you lift the valve to make the water come out of the shower head. When you turn the tap off, the valve ...
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Turning the faucet just a little bit makes the water too cold?

When I'm showering the faucet is usually turned well towards the hot side. Everything is fine and dandy. But sometimes I realize that the water is too hot so I turn the faucet ever so slightly to the ...
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How to open jammed shut off valve

I want to open a valve and tape it properly to prevent further leakage. But the valve is jammed and as I put more force to open the hexagonal nut (shown with red arrow) it is going to be deformed into ...
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Old Frost-Free Sillcock Woes

I disassembled this old outdoor spigot to replace the stem seal and stop the slow spout drip. I can't see any markings on it. But the seal refused to slide out and from pulling, popped off inside the ...
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Pipe thread to hose thread adapter

I have an external faucet with a 1" (male) pipe thread. If I attach a regular hose pipe to it then (as you would expect) it leaks at that point. I would have thought that it would be easy to find a 1" ...
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How can I take this kitchen faucet apart?

The hot water on my kitchen faucet recently started dripping. I haven't a clue what make or model it is, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to take it apart to get at the seat and springs. ...
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How to remove this shower handle?

I am having a hard time trying to remove this shower handle. I am not sure what model it is (although it looks similar to some Kohler designs I saw on their website). There is a hole under the ...
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Removing Hose Attachment on Kohler Kitchen Faucet

I'm not sure how exactly to remove this attachement, and I don't want to break anything. Anyone have any ideas. I've checked a bunch of youtube videos for similiar faucets with no luck.
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Leaky bathroom faucet - can't find screw on handle

Hoping to get help with fixing a leaky faucet in my bathroom. It is dripping at about a drop per second. The water is cold, so I believe it is the cold handle that is the issue (is that an appropriate ...
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Remove Fastener Nut for Kitchen Faucet (Rusted?)

Trying to remove my Kitchen Faucet. It's around 10 years old. The last set is to remove the Nut that holds a brass plate to fasten the faucet to the kitchen counter. The problem is, i think the nut ...
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How do I get into this kind of faucet to fix a drip?

How can I get this thing apart? Using this question I was able to take out a bolt of some sort inside the top from behind the blue/red thing, but the top still doesn't come off. It's dripping, and I ...
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Trouble removing old wide-spread faucet

I'm having several issues removing an old widespread faucet from my sink and could use a hand in naming a few pieces and trying to determine if I can remove this thing with existing tools or will i ...
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City replaced water meter, then bathroom sink pressure dropped, rusty water

A few days ago, the city came out and replaced our water meter. When I came home and used the bathroom faucet, I noticed there was air in the system. No problem there, but later that night and the ...
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Identify this faucet? Looking for replacement soap dispenser

I am trying to determine the brand (and possibly model) of this faucet so I can look for a matching replacement soap dispenser. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Loosen the base swivel of a Delta faucet

This Delta faucet is supposed to swivel on the joint (I believe) at the base of the faucet. However the joint seems to be too stiff and it's caused the base of the unit to detach from the counter and ...
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Faucet Removal Problem

I need to replace my kitchen faucet but have never seen one like this before. My sink is a 4 hole, but this seems to be all one assembly. I does have a sprayer on it also, which is the hose with the ...
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Shower tub leaking - is this the washer I replace?

I have a slow drip out of the tub faucet even when the cold water is off. I have disassembled the cold water handle and attached is a picture of the stem. I think that the washer in the middle is the ...
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Delta Bathtub Faucet - Unaligned handle stopper

I have a newly installed delta bathtub faucet, however, the person who did the job was a bit sloppy. Now the handle is not aligned. I tried to take the screw off the handle, however, the handle ...
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Grohe Kitchen Faucet Membrane Replacement Instructions

I have a Grohe K4 kitchen faucet and need to replace the rubber membrane covering the on/off switch. I could not find any instructions and am wondering how to replace it.
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How to detach this faucet sprayer? Photos included

I want to install an extra add on to the sprinkler head, but I'm not sure how do I detach this?
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How can I fix a faucet handle that is leaking?

I have a kohler faucet and the faucet handle itself (the thing you turn) is leaking a bit when only that side (cold) is on. How can I diagnose and fix the problem?