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How to remove old single-hole kitchen faucet from countertop

Similar to the Jan 13, 2018 post but I do see a stacked hex nut holding the "C-shaped" tray to the underside of the counter. The problem is the tray (mine is black plastic) has tabs right ...
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Identify this kitchen faucet cartridge?

This faucet is quite old, and I need to replace the cartridge, but I don't know the brand. Also is there an interchangeable cartridge?
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How do I remove this sink faucet handle?

I tried to remove this handle to soak it in vinegar because buildup of gunk has made it difficult to turn. Little did I suspect I wouldn’t be able to remove this. The handle itself doesn’t appear to ...
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New bathtub faucet with diffuser has intermittent fast drip

I recently replaced an old bathtub faucet with diffuser which had a steady slow continuous drip. Now, instead, it has an intermittent fast drip with no drips in the times inbetween. I haven't got a ...
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Cold water in BR does not flow

We have a kohl’s two handle nickel faucet. The cold water does not flow when opening the valve
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How can I identify this old faucet cartridge?

I am attempting to find a replacement for this probably 30-year-old faucet cartridge. The faucet is the two-handle style, and both cartridges have rusted over the years. I was able to free up the left ...
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Looking for help identifying bathroom faucet

I'm looking for help identifying this faucet from the 2000s or 2010s. It's in a Restoration Hardware bathroom vanity, but I don't think that's the faucet brand here.
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Cartridge faucet leaks, fixed but only lasts a few days

I keep buying new faucet cartridges for my house. For a few days there is no more leak but within a month it starts leaking again. It does not seem to matter what make or model. I love the old ...
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Cartridge replacement on this faucet (or help identify the faucet)

I have this old faucet. Has no markings or branding on it. Probably from late 1980s. The faucet is leaking and I can't identify the brand to order replacement cartridges. Any experts out there that ...
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Trying to tighten loose kitchen faucet

The faucet rocks around a little on the countertop. I got a basin wrench and I cannot turn the nut. From the picture, does it look like the nut is corroded on? Is that a typical occurrence? Any ...
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Wall hydrant can't handle back pressure, sprays 4 spokes when opened

The house and faucet are 11 years old, never had trouble. Also: I never closed the lines during winter, as I understand that those round cylinders on top mean they can handle expanding ice? When I ...
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Issue with outside faucet, can't figure out how to fix or replace it

More more is coming out of the holes than the actual faucet spout. Not sure what these holes are for but I can't figure out how to remove this and replace it. Any help would be most appreciated.
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How to remove this Moen bathroom faucet cartridge?

I have been trying to remove this cartridge. I removed the copper nut and was advised by Moen support to try vinegar and threading a screw in to pull it out, but nothing has worked. I feel like there ...
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Moen 1225 replacement w/ new shower handle

Replaced a 1225 Moen Cartridge along with a new pull out/push in handle. After trying 3 different handles I am still having no success with finishing up this job. The problem is after installing the ...
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How do I fix a leaking kitchen faucet?

I have this kitchen sprayer faucet and it has started to leak. The leak is only from the spout and the leak stops when the main handle is in off position. I already tried changing the cartridge and it ...
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What would cause a long delay between turning on faucet and water coming out?

There has been an increasingly long delay from the time the water faucet is turned on to when the water comes out. This usually happens first thing in the morning when turning on the cold water at the ...
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What kind of faucet is this and how can I remove it?

I've got an old bathroom faucet without identifiable markings. Additionally, I can't figure out how to remove the handles - the cold water handle is rusted and likely needs a new cartridge. I suspect ...
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How to remove a stubbon aerator?

The water pressure in my bathroom sink is horrific - it’s mere trickle when washing hands after flushing the toilet, while the toilet tank is still filling. The easiest culprit would be a clogged ...
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How do I remove a Delta Stryke single handle bathroom sink faucet?

I am trying to remove a Delta Stryke Single Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet handle. There is no set screw on this model. I have spoken to Delta and they have told me that you simply pull up on the handle....
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Why is new diverter faucet leaking?

Shower faucet leaks after replacement I replaced the faucet with diverter with a brand new one. For what it's worth, the pipe (stub) looks super corroded. I unscrewed the stub, cleaned it with some ...
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How to fix dripping faucet after disassembling valve?

This is my followup question from Leaky faucet, how to disassemble this valve? which I was finally able to disassemble. However, now my question is, what made this "leaky" and dripping? How ...
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How to remove spring tube of Forious faucet?

How to remove spring tube of Forious faucet ? Existing faucet was newly assembled. I want to undo step 1. Instructions: https://imgur.com/a/pPHaYrR
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Leaky faucet, how to disassemble this valve?

I have a leaky faucet (only hot water is leaking). I turned off the supply and managed to remove the outer covers. It looks like this: However, I can't figure out how to disassemble further to ...
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How do you remove the aerator from a Hans Grohe kitchen faucet/sprayer?

How do you disassemble this sprayer head to replace (or at least clean) the aerator? It says "Hans Grohe" on the front base of the faucet, but I can't find a model number. It was a "...
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Water suppose to continue to leak after brand new faucet install?

Needed to hire a plumber and remembered that in my bathroom, I had turned the hot water valve off under the sink because it was leaking through the faucet at the time. It’s been off for a while, so I ...
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Leaking single handle faucet

I’m looking for guidance to access the cartridge of a leaking single handle bathroom faucet. It has no visible markings on it to determine manufacturer. I see how to remove the handle but question the ...
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How do you remove the restrictors from Hansgrohe & Axor faucets?

I want to remove flow restrictors from hansgrohe & Axor faucets. After the thermostatic cartrige in the shower went bad, I started digging in and found a selector restrictor that prevented both ...
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How Do I Get Scratches Out of Faucet Finish?

A large metal dish I was washing in my sink ended up putting some scratches in the left side of the faucet base, but I haven't been able to get them out. I put one of those buffer pad attachments on ...
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How to remove this faucet cartridge?

I have to remove a faucet cartridge and I can't seem to figure out how to do it. The outer chrome ring doesn't seem to unscrew, and there is no space to fit a wrench to get to the nut. Do I need a ...
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How to disconnect the kitchen sprayer hose from its lead in a single-hole kitchen sink faucet

There's a pinhole leak in the mesh-reinforced PVC hose of our kitchen sink sprayer up where it connects to the hand-sprayer, so I need to find a replacement hose with the proper female-threaded ...
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How to remove bathroom sink faucet handle?

Need to fix a leaking bathroom sink faucet. Managed to remove the handle. How to get the cartridge out? I can’t seem to remove the handle base, nor remove the nut that holds the cartridge in place. ...
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Why does dirt appear after we turn off water either to the house or under the sink?

I had to call the plumber to come out a few times recently to work on my kitchen faucet or bathroom faucet. Each time, he either turned off the water under the sink or turned off the water to the ...
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Aerator/Diffusor for irregular bathroom faucet

My bathroom sink's water flow is too high at max output, and the sink is fairly flat. This causes water to splash all over the place when it hits the sink. The faucet is a Toto, flat-shaped, with a ...
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Remove Old Moen Kitchen Faucet

Need to remove an old faucet head that I cannot find a similar one anywhere. Don’t know if it helps but there’s a screw on top of the faucet as well. But this is what underneath looks like, have no ...
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Bathroom Faucet arm extension isn't working

I have a Delta Uxbridge faucet that tried to put a rotating arm extension on. However it still leaks with the rubber gasket and plumbing tape. As a side note, I think I striped the plastic threads ...
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Will debris in the supply lines cause issues?

While trying to retrieve a torn rubber washer from a tap some of it went down into the tap pipes. Will this cause problems to the boiler or anything else?
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Having trouble with widespread faucet

Faucet was leaking from right/cold side, so I tried to remove the handle to replace catridge. After unscrewing the small handle Allen screw and pulling, I think the handle came off with part of the ...
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How to replace faucet handle with no screws or cap

I have an older faucet and I am trying to remove it to fix a drip. There is no logo on the faucet so I am not able to look up any instructions. The handle seems to be solid with no cap or screws. Any ...
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Kitchen Faucet vibrates and leaks when you take a shower upstairs

This problem happens frequently, but not all the time. You can be taking a shower upstairs and downstairs in the kitchen the cold water faucet vibrates violently and loudly and spits out water by ...
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Faucet aerator's inside part popped out after increasing home's water pressure

This already happened a little while ago. We had an older Soviet era water pump with less water pressure which broke and we had to replace it with a new one. We replaced it with a modern one which has ...
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Replace connector on one end of steel-jacketed faucet supply line?

I started out looking here: Can I cut out a leak, in the middle of a stainless braided water line, and splice it back, under the kitchen sink?. Everyone tends to just answer "it's not economical--...
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Identity Bathroom Sink Faucet Cartridge

Trying to identify what type of cartridge this is to replace it due to a leak. This is the cold water side. No shut-off valve so have to turn the water completely off to take it out. Has a metal plate ...
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What is the brand of this square faucet? Need to buy an aerator. Square spout 1inch/0.5 inch

Click image to embiggen. What is the brand of this square faucet? Need to buy an aerator. Square spout 1inch/0.5 inch Checked on faucet, below the sink, no signs/ID.
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So i just replaced kitchen faucet and now no water to dishwasher. I did not turn off the dishwasher hot water valve only one going to faucet

After replacing kitchen faucet my dishwasher is now not working I only turned off the hot water line and cold water lines to the faucet there is an extra shut off valve to the dishwasher which I did ...
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Is it leaking inside the wall?

Any help would be appreciated. When I turn off my bathtub faucet, it leaks from the area around the handle. I have very little plumbing knowledge. However, what are the chances that it is leaking ...
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Bathtub faucet handle won’t turn

our hot water handle barely turns on a Roman style tub deck. With the handle on, the plastic stem driver ends up breaking after a few times turning the handle on and off. After removing the handle ...
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What stops a one-hole kitchen faucet from spinning?

I understand kitchen faucet to kitchen sink compatibility by a simple 1, 2, 3. If I have one hole, I need to get a one-hole kitchen faucet—two for two, and three for three. As the image above shows, ...
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Push-Pull Faucet Screw won’t turn much

I am trying to replace my push-pull faucet because it doesn’t want to stay shut off. The screw in the center only turns a little to the right and little to left. How do get this screw out?
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How to remove this plug to change the filter on this kitchen faucet?

I'm trying to replace the cartridge on this kitchen faucet, but I can't figure out how to get the little button to (presumably) get at the set screw. It is probably twenty years old. Closest I can ...
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Pipe under outdoor faucet leaking. Any ideas?

my outdoor faucet seems to be leaking. My gf wrapped it up with tape to try to reduce the flow (bless her) I don't know what pipe or piece seems to be connected under the actual spigot. Does anyone ...
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