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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Why does my kitchen faucet cut off when turned more than halfway on?

A while back, I was running my kitchen faucet while the the dishwasher was on. While the dishwasher was filling up, there was a sudden spike in pressure in my pipes, and the faucet cut off. Ever since ...
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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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Help w/ Countertop Dishwasher Connection/Adapter

I have a countertop dishwasher that needs to be hooked into my faucet, but the major obstacle is that my faucet is a pull-out spray head. I can pop the bottom of the spray head off to reveal the ...
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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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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. ...
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Adapter to use a Doulton water filter on a Pfister faucet

I live in the USA. The water in my unit is very bad, so I bought a Countertop Filter from Doulton, one of the highest-reviewed ceramic filters out there that uses a standard 22mm female thread. ...
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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 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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Is it normal for a lever-style tap to only introduce cold water into the mix when it's at a higher level?

I have a lever tap fitted to one of the sinks in my property; up/down controls the speed of the water flow, and left/right the temperature - further left is hotter, and right is cooler. I've noticed ...
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How can I remove the stem on my leaking IKEA faucet?

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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Need help identifying the manufacturer of a frost free anti-siphon faucet.

Need help identifying the manufacturer of a frost free anti-siphon faucet. Want to replace the 4" spring loaded stem assembly, but can't find the part. Any help would be appreciated.
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New Hose Bibb hard to turn

I just installed one of these in my house: but after a few days it got really hard to turn, is it broken?
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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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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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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 ...
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Having trouble removing tap aerator/regulator

How do I remove my bath mixer tap regulator? Its quite thin compared to all the videos and photos ive seen of people removing theirs. I bought new female+male aerators but struggling to remove it from ...
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What type of screw do I need for this faucet handle?

Somehow the screw holding the handle of my outdoor faucet - the type you connect a garden hose to- came loose, and my faucet handle detached from the stem of the faucet. Normally this is the type of ...
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Unable to remove faucet handles on widespread bathroom faucet

We have these faucets in a couple of bathrooms and a couple of the handles have started to squeak. I am not sure of the brand as they were developer installed. Might be Moen as a few of the other ...
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How can I fasten nuts in narrow places when installing a faucet?

Recently I replaced a faucet in the kitchen, but there is not enough room to fasten two nuts. These are not the nuts on the end of the supply lines; they thread onto studs to hold the faucet down. ...
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How do I fix or replace a misaligned ceramic cartridge tap whose measurements don't seem to fit a standard size?

We have a mixer tap (this one) whose cold tap has started dripping water when turned off fully (i.e. when the handle is in the fully vertical position). We can completely stop this happening by ...
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Why do I have almost no water pressure after installing a new kitchen faucet?

I installed a Price Pfister 533 single control kitchen faucet today, and for whatever reason my water pressure is next to nothing. It was perfectly fine before. What is wrong and how do I fix it?
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How to remove the handles from this joint bathroom faucet

There doesn't seem to be a way to unscrew the handles from this faucet. Anyone have any tips?
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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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How to open this conical tap trimming?

I need to fix the leaking tap but problem is I am not able to open this cover. I have tried dousing it in WD-40 but even that didn't work. I have tried strap wrench but it does not give much grip. It ...
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Weird set screw on tub faucet

I’m trying to remove this old tub faucet. There is what looks to be a set screw, but it’s either been stripped or is super corroded. What are my options here? I can’t seem to fit an Allen key down ...
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Is it common for faucet handles to turn in opposite directions?

I just had my bathroom renovated and I noticed that cold and hot sink handles turn in opposite direction. The hot is the standard lefty lucy and righty tighty-- but the cold is the opposite (closes ...
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Help identify outdoor frost free faucet make & model

My other outdoor frost-free faucet is a Mansfield 4000 series, but I have a difficult time trying to identify this other one.
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How does everyone set up sprinkler timer with residential outdoor faucets?

I am trying to set up a timed sprinkler system. Everything mechanically works out. However, I noticed cautions such as the following. If we cannot keep the outdoor faucets on, there seems to be not ...
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Mansfield 4000 series outdoor frost-free faucet leaking from inside the stem tube

I have a 12-in Mansfield 4000 series outdoor frost-free faucet (according to this). It's leaking from inside the stem tube (labeled "1") only when water is turned on. Removing the stem from ...
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How can I reduce the depth of the cutout for my kitchen sink?

I have a composite "Silgranit" drop-in sink that has developed cracks, and I want to replace it with a stainless steel sink. The original has an outer size of 20½x31 and I want to install ...
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Bathroom sink faucet handle is tight causing it to work off the nut holding to sink. Can the handle be fixed?

You can see in the picture a faucet handle ( cold ) for a bathroom sink. The handle/lever on top is very tight to turn, so when you move it it forces the base, which caused to work off the nut under ...
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Is there any nice way of identifying which model of Peerless Bathroom Faucet I have?

I have a 2 handle bathroom faucet which says Peerless on the underside. It came with the house when I bought it and I don't have the packaging or manual for it. I am trying to identify the correct ...
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Why does my faucet handle swivel at the wrong joint?

I have a 2 handle Moen faucet. The right side faucet Handle does not Swivel for choosing hot water line. In fact, the entire handle where it meets the base swivels instead of just top handle like it ...
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Is there a revolving small flat file for a drill?

I would like to file down (just a bit) a metal tube's end to make it completely flat. See a drawing of it in another question of mine on this site Fix a faucet that has a groove . Taking that drawing ...
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Identify faucet manufacturer

I have a faucet leaking from the anti syphon on the top. I need to replace the parts but don’t know the manufacturer. The original cap is long gone. It only has asse 1018 on the side. There are no ...
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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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kitchen faucet leaking from swivel

My kitchen faucet is leaking at the swivel. I have no idea what type of faucet this is, as it was here when we moved in: I assume there's some kind of o-ring I can replace here. But, I honestly can't ...
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How do I remove a Chatsworth 1928 Traditional 3TH Crosshead bathroom faucet?

I have leaky faucet and would like to remove the faucet handle so I can gain access to the cartridge so I can replace it. Here is the faucet: I am unable to use a razor blade to get under the button ...
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Trying to replace a Trailer's kitchen faucet

basically my issue here is I'm trying to replace the faucet in my trailer's kitchen but I've run into a problem here that I can't figure out how to solve. This is what the end of my shut off valve ...
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Hole in countertop too big for faucet

I took out an old insta-hot faucet in our kitchen countertop and the hole that had been drilled was too big in diameter for any newer water filter faucet. The diameter of the hole is around 1.5" ...
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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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How can I disconnect this leaking sprayer hose?

I am helping a family member with some things around the hose and discovered that their kitchen faucet is leaking from the base of the sprayer hose while it is being used. I would like to disconnect ...
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Removing hose tap/faucet from old hose pipe (outside) when half the metal thread is stuck

Today, I tried to replace the tap unit to my mom's hose because the 40-year old tap was leaking water everytime I turned the water partially on. So I used a vise grip to try to unscrew the tap. The ...
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Remove old bathroom faucet

Help! I am trying to replace the old ugly faucets in my house, which was built in 2003. Only I can't figure out how to remove the old faucet. It does not look like what is shown in all of the online ...
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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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Remove faucet valve stem

How do I remove this faucet valve stem. The white part doesn't have enough hight to unscrew. The metal part right under it doesn't unscrew when using a socket wrench. How do I remove this valve stem? ...
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Replace cartridge in Seaford basin mono mixer tap

I have this tap https://www.screwfix.com/p/seaford-basin-mono-mixer-tap-with-pop-up-waste/853fv I have got the cap off and unscrewed the screw underneath - but what do I do next??
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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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How do I remove this stuck faucet valve cartridge?

It's still in the casing, as I didn't want to remove the whole faucet. I tried lots of WD-40 and trying to tighten a little and then loosen. Someone told me to use a hair-dryer on it to heat it up a ...
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Help Identifying this Shower Faucet Cartridge

I am "attempting" to fix our shower faucet and in feeling ambitious, I decided to take a wrench to the broken knob. To my pleasant surprise, the "cartridge" just popped out and I thought to myself "ok ...

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