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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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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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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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" 0.365" diameter. The ...
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Grohe edge part

I am trying to find the part in the picture. It’s part number is 01104213. The faucet is discontinued.
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Is this an isolation valve?

I'm trying to change the kitchen tap in my apartment, but I'm struggling to stop the water supply to the existing tap. I have flexi pipes installed so I'm assuming I also have an isolation valve, but ...
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What is the correct/conventional turning direction for double lever faucet handles in a shower?

Possibly this question depends on location. I'm most interested in the US convention. I have read here a convincing claim about sink faucet handles: when there are separate hot and cold handles, ...
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How to remove tap valve within shroud (Franke ascona mixer tap)

I'm trying to replace the cold tap valve on a Franke Ascona mixer tap. The valve is slightly recessed in a non removable shroud. The new replacement valve fits a standard 14mm socket set which I can ...
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Trying to remove a single handle shower faucet with stripped out set screw

I'm trying to remove a shower faucet handle, but the set screw seems to be stripped out. Honestly, it looks to me like there isn't much if any of the screw left for an extractor bit to grab hold of, ...
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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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Moen Bathroom Faucet Handle Removal?

I’m trying to change the cartridge on a Moen bathroom faucet but can’t get the handle off. The handle base will turn counter-clockwise but reaches a certain point and stops. You can also unscrew 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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Why does cold water leak when hot water is turned on in bathroom sink?

Before I try to repair this, I want to understand what's going on so I don't fix the wrong thing or cause a larger leak in the bathroom sink. Our house was built about 20 yrs ago so it's modern ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is on my sink faucet? Trying to install RO system

I just moved into an apartment and I want to install a counter top RO system. These usually screw onto the faucet but the faucet in my apartment seems to have this plastic thing attached to it instead ...
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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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How to replace valve cartridge on Kohler DevonshireWidespread bathroom sink faucet

The cold faucet is leaking, and I am trying to repair it by replacing the valve cartridge. However, for the love of god, I can't find a way to open the faucet so that I can replace the valve cartridge....
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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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How do i turn off the hot water so i can fix a leaking hot tap

My laundry hot water tap is dripping. I want to change the washer inside the tap but im unsure how to turn off the hot water.
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Leaking kitchen faucet

My kitchen faucet has a slow leak coming from the faucet. I removed the hot side knob (while forgetting to turn off the shutoff valve first) and some parts went airborne while I rushed to turn off ...
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M24 and 15/16” aerators aren’t fitting

M24 and 15/16” aerators aren’t fitting When we purchased our home, the bathtub’s faucet in the master bath no longer had the male aerator attached. I measured the diameter of the opening and found it ...
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Why is boiling hot water coming out of every faucet, and even the toilet?

Help! I live in a 80 unit condo (8 floors), with hot water tanks on the top floor (4). They flow down 13 different lines to different units and hot water is recirculated through recirc pipes. ...
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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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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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Can't find correct size outdoor spigot handle

I have ordered several faucet handles but every one has been too large, or the wrong shape (square). Home Depot and Lowe's have handles but all too large or the wrong shape. Universal Outdoor Faucet ...
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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 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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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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Claw foot tub faucet riser problem

Renovating bath and bought new kingston brass faucet with hand-held shower. Room is almost finished and looks better than expected so I decided to purchase the add-on shower riser with diverter so ...
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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 do I remove the head of this turn tap?

I believe this is called a turn tap. I need to replace the washer due to it dripping, however I've not had much luck removing the head. My thought was that the blue plastic piece would pop off to ...
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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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Adapting 1/2 hose to sink

Im building a simple low pressure foot pump operated sink. What adaptor should I be looking for to go from typical (USA) male faucet threads to 1/2 hose barb? I'm new to plumbing and have found ...
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Trying to change a faucet, there's a piece of metal that prevent me to use a basin wrench… What to do?

There is this kind of tube that prevent me to use any kind of wrench to unscrew the nut in it. But without unscrewing it, I cannot get the faucet out of its place at all. Is there a simple trick, 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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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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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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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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How to take apart this Pfister faucet?

I have this Pfister faucet in my bathroom. It came with the house, I don't have any manuals for it. From what I've been able to tell the base of each handle should unscrew but I've been unsuccessful. ...
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Removing mini wideset handles without set screws or mounting nuts

I want to remove a 1960s era mini wideset faucet that does not have any set screws or mounting bolts underneath to remove the faucet components. My faucet appears to be similar to another ...
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Do braided stainless steel hoses with surface corrosion require replacement?

I'd be grateful if someone would resolve some conflicting advice I've been given on this topic. Some argue that the braiding does not contribute to the pressure rating of these hoses, and that ...
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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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How do I fix a leaking connector between my garden hose and faucet?

I am trying to connect a garden hose with the faucet. After connecting and turning on the faucet, the water still squirted out. Please see the attached picture. I am not sure whether I need a wrench ...
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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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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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Temporarily plug kitchen faucet spray hose inlet

Through a comedy of errors the connectors for the tubing beneath my faucet were thrown away. These are custom connectors. I managed to pick up new connectors for the faucet (hot and cold to spout) ...
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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 ...