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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water purifier choices and installation

I am tasked by my wife with installing a water purifier underneath my kitchen sink, and I came across this little toy on Amazon, it looks good but the faucet seemed extra to me, 'cause I have one and ...
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Washing machine installation - unsure about current setup

Just moved into a new home and ordered a washing machine from Currys (I am UK based), I have booked installation with the delivery, but just want to make sure I have everything required before ...
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How to remove bulb from this Harden faucet to replace cartridge

My widespread Harden faucet has set screw that removes the handle but the white base bulb will not come off. I can turn the bulb but there is a metal rim which extends inside the bulb and prevents it ...
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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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Replacing bathroom sink popup drain if sink has hairline cracks

I am not a plumber but I am quite handy and I want to replace an ancient bathroom faucet in an attempt to upgrade my apartment. I am not positive what material the sink is, whether marble or porcelain,...
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Help Identifying Frost Free Faucet Manufacturer

Can anyone help me in identifying who the manufacturer of this frost free faucet is? I am needing to repair the faucet but have read that every one is just a little different, making a simple repair ...
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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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Faucet hose not retracting smoothly

We recently had our kitchen remodeled and after the installation, I noticed that the power for the garbage disposal was placed right below the faucet. This prevents the faucet hose from smoothly ...
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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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Is purchasing a valve necessary when shopping for a bathroom faucet?

A product page for a bathroom sink states a "rough in valve" must be purchased separately for the purpose of installation. I wasn't sure if I really needed that because I am just going to replace my ...
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Water coming out of Bath tap when sink tap turned on

Water is coming out of our bath tap when we turn the sink tap on. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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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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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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External frost-free facuet gradually slowing flow

I have a Woodford Model 22 freezeless water faucet that is not providing much water. When installed (DIY) 3 years ago, everything worked fine. After about a year of daily use, the hot water got harder ...
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Why is no water coming out of my new kitchen faucet?

Bought a Kingston single hole kitchen faucet. Took out old faucet and installed new one. Hooked up 3/8 to 1/2 braided supply lines. I tested the lines to be sure water came out, which it did, then ...
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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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Correct type of shower handle to use for valve that sticks out too far?

I'm attempting to install a shower handle on an unfinished build. The problem I'm facing is the handle plate does not fit over the white pipe that is sticking out of the wall. Should that white ...
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How to prevent leaving hot tap/faucet running?

Occasionally one of us in our house leaves the hot tap/faucet running, and sometimes this can be overnight, which is costly. Any good ideas on how to prevent this? So far I've thought of these: Set ...
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How do I replace my faucet with these connectors?

My laundry tub has been leaking for weeks...sometimes at 3 gallons a day. I bought a new faucet to install but these co
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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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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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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 ...