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 seal straight-thread faucet shank / nipple to the faucet?

I have a faucet which requires installation of a separate threaded 'shank' or nipple which acts as both the water supply inlet and also is used to anchor the faucet to the sink deck. These are ...
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Faucet cartridge identification

I've asked around at local stores and they had no idea what it was. A ceramic part in the valve broke so I can't just pick up a generic o-ring. The stem has 16 teeth and 0.4" diameter. The valve is ...
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No Go with Faucet Puller to Remove Handles

Trying to replace double sink bathroom faucets from the 1980s and after removing setscrews tried to pull of handles after oiling them and using a Husky faucet puller. No luck with the Husky and no ...
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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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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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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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Need help disassembling Groehe shower thermostat

I have what I think is a Grohe 19624 Shower thermostat like this the one shown here: http://www.guillens.com/index.jsp?path=product&part=392046. It is leaking and I need to get it apart to ...
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How to remove this kitchen faucet cartridge?

I haven't been able to determine the make/model but doing some research it looks like possibly Pfister. Either way, the cartridge part is sticking and handle is very difficult to use. I am trying to ...
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How can I install a faucet bidet if my faucet doesn't have a removable aerator?

I really want to install Aquaus Handheld Bidet for Faucet in my bathroom, but I have one of those faucets that have inner temper-free aerators. It is not like ordinary screwing type aerators. I have ...
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how do I remove this faucet?

The faucet runs even when the handles are turned off so I wanted to pull these off and see if I could figure out what is going on... but I have no idea how to get the faucets off. No visible set ...
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Can anyone identify what brand this faucet is?

I wanted to replace this faucet and had a hard time figuring out what brand it is.does anyone know what company this is ?
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Removing bathroom faucet aerator

When I turn this bathroom faucet on and off, the water flow is somewhat irregular so I tried looking at the aerator to see if it needs cleaning: What kind of aerator is this and how do I remove it? ...
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Faucet Supply Line Pinched

We recently had to have our island cabinets replaced. To do this the contractor had to remove and reset the quartz countertop. It’s a decent sized chunk, about 9’ x 4’. During the installation of the ...
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Ceramic disk faucet valve is stiff/sticky

I've pulled the faucet apart and in the valve housing, there are two ceramic disks that rotate to mix the hot and cold water. I thought the piece was a single piece until I realized it budged a bit. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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How do I get more GPM from my Delta Monitor series 13 shower faucet?

For example, is there a way to non-destructively modify the cartridge to increase the flow rate without damaging the cartridge and the scald guard feature? I currently have a shower wand with the ...
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Help figuring out a water pressure problem in new shower faucet installation

When installing a Price Pfister Shower head we water hammering. So we got a new cartridge sent to us. Now there is a tiny trickle when we turn the hot water valve on. We switched the cartridges back ...
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Getting a countertop dishwasher to work in a convenient manner

I purchased a Koldfront countertop dishwasher for an old home I've just bought. I'm up to my knees in expenses and projects, so I don't want to get into anything major, like having a plumber trying ...
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Kitchen faucet screw hole leaks water?

My kitchen faucet has a hole in the side (see picture) which appears to have a screw slot. It leaks a lot of water. Why is it there? How can I stop it from leaking?
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Problem with Ladylux kitchen faucet sprayer

I have a 14-year old Grohe Ladylux kitchen faucet. Recently, the spray knob stopped working properly. Normally when you press and release the knob, the faucet goes to spray mode until you press the ...
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Why does it take so long for my water to run hot and why does it not last in the shower?

I have a State electric compact water heater model 6-120. When I run the faucet it seems to take a long time for the water to run hot. About a minute or two. When I take a shower I can run the hot ...
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How to Convert an Undersink Filter System to an Above Sink System

I recently moved to an apartment that has a single hole granite top sink and I'm not allowed to drill any additional holes. Is there any way for me to convert my undersink filter system into something ...
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How do we frost-proof an outdoor faucet in a home with no crawl space or basement?

How do we frost-proof an outdoor faucet in our brick home that's on a slab?
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How can I dismantle this shower tap?

The shower tap in the picture is, I think, a Hudson Reed shower control, similar to this one Can anyone tell me how I can dismantle this as it is leaking and presumably needs a new washer? Also, I ...
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How to remove flex hose from a single-control, tall faucet?

I have a faucet that is leaking down the flex hose. The one flex hose unscrewed easily. The second is turning but not coming out. I assume the nut has become separated from the crimp on the hose. ...
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Water taps open and running water when I come home

I've had two occurances where I've come home from work to find my bath taps open and gushing water, even though they were off when I left for work. First time it was both hot and cold taps, yesterday ...
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Faucet handle removal

I’m trying to replace my bathroom faucet (I turned off the water supply lines) and cannot get the base of the handles off. Here are photos of the top and bottom: Anything I should try?
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How do I remove the valve stem from a kitchen sink?

I have a kitchen sink that is not attached to a counter. I am trying to replace an old one to a new one. It has a two handle lever and for the life of me I can not remove the handles and the valves. ...
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kitchen faucet not working

I was running water into the sink while using the garbage disposal, but the water stopped coming from the faucet. I turned the disposal off, but the water won't come back on now.
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Leaking - IKEA LOVIKEN AA-291347-1

I have an IKEA LOVIKEN AA-291347-1 faucet. It leaks between the 2 handles at the connection. I removed the screw behind, but I cannot remove the top center part. Do you have any idea how I can open it ...
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Intermittent cold water from the hot faucet

Why would cold water run from the hot water faucet (for about a minute), after the hot water was already flowing? This happened in two washrooms, at different sides of the house, but not at any other ...
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Plumbing Faucet: Water Pressure vs Water Flow Difference

They always say water flow (Gallons per Minute) and water pressure (Weight force) are two different things. Say I have a faucet with 1.8 GPM Aerator. 1) If I increase water pressure in my home, ...
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hot water coming from cold faucets in one building only,

We have 5 buildings roughly with 18 - 21 units each. (a-e). the apartments have 2 boilers that heat up the complex. they are located in the same room next to building A.. building A is getting warm to ...
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Tap for washing machine only works at low pressures

My washing machine is connected to a dedicated tiny wall tap (whose wall is in fact an empty space which can be accessed), which in turn is connected via a flexible internal pipe to a divider, and ...
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Gaskets for tap/faucet for drinking water

Because a tap in our kitchen (used for drinking water) is dripping and the gasket* is old, I want to replace it. I find numerous gaskets on the market that would fit, but it always says on the packing ...