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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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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Difficulty taking off tap body to attempt to change washer

Hi all to cut a long story short, had a dripping cold water tap, took the head off and am left with what you can see in the image, I have used some serious strength but am unable to turn the mechanism ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How do I fix a chrome bathroom faucet comprimised by toilet bowl cleaner

I used toilet bowl cleaner and a toothbrush and it started to turn like this. is there something I can use to fix it. I don't know what to do, I need help I think this is a chrome faucet I don't know ...
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How can I disassemble this kitchen faucet for repairs?

My kitchen faucet recently started leaking, but I've not been able to find instructions on addressing this problem that will work with my faucet. I don't know the make of model of the faucet as it is ...
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Unknown kitchen tap aerator needed

I need a new aerator for this kitchen tap, but I can't identify the correct type required. I have a standard fitting that fits the thread, but it doesn't interface with the narrow pipe directly like ...
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Need to repair leaky hose bibb

My hose bibb drips out of the faucet. I want to fix it. I know I need to replace the washer but I can't figure out how to take it apart! Has anyone seen a hose bibb like this and do you know what to ...
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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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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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Delta Faucet leaks from the bottom

I am having my Delta kitchen faucet leak from the very bottom (image attached, marked red). I checked, it's not the hose connection itself, but from the faucet body itself, above the sink. Any ide how ...
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Sink Faucet Handle Removal

I need to remove the base of the broken-off handle on the right in order to put in a new handle. The base does turn back and forth a little but seems to be only for the purpose of adjusting the ...
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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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Kitchen Faucet Low Flow by design?

Just moved in and noticed the kitchen faucet has low flow. About 1 GPM. Rest of the house is fine. Seems like the faucet supply lines are too narrow. Never seen this before. Is this normal? 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Getting single handle faucet off with no set screw

I am trying to fix a leaky single handle faucet but I cannot find a set screw or really any way to get the handle off. I tried prying off and just pulling. There are no screws under or behind the ...
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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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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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How do you fix a leaking shower cartridge?

So the faucet cartridge in Shower 1 was about 12 years old and really stiff. I replaced it with a new one. But then it started leaking through the middle of the new cartridge. I thought it was a ...
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Tub Faucet Handle goes back too far when turned off

My Delta roman tub faucet handle goes back too far when it is turned off. I tried to take the decorative base off (screws) and now that is stuck. I put wd40 in the thread area but it still won't move. ...
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Kitchen Faucet Replacement Issues

I was trying to change my moms kitchen faucet and I encountered something I haven't seen before. How exactly am I supposed to get this faucet off? I figured I would try and get some advice here before ...
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What bathtub/shower faucet do I need with CSA

I have what I believe to be a (CSA) Canadian Standard Association shower kit from approximately 1995. We are in the US if that matters. My wife wants it replaced, which I generally feel comfortable ...
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Brand of bath faucet

Can someone tell me what kind of bath faucet is this? Thank you
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bath faucet dripping and moving!

My shower lower faucet has been dripping for a few months. Last month I tried to change the cartridge, but it didn't work. I then found it didn't drip after I tightened the faucet clockwise but now ...
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single handle faucet one valve doesn't work

I was troubleshooting my single handle faucet for some issue, and found out that one of the valve doesn't do anything. Let say: I shut both valve off, no water; I shut left valve off, right valve on, ...
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Irrigation system B-Hyve with manifold away from the faucet

I am using 3 B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timers to schedule watering. The current system is connected as: Faucet ---- ~35 ft garden hose ----- backflow preventer ---- 4-Way Hose Faucet Splitter --- 3x (...