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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How to replace stripped faucet stem?

Weekend warrior here. Watched some YouTube videos, but my set up looks different and don't want to mess it up. The handles to my tub faucet use a plastic connection. This got stripped. So I believe I ...
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How do I remove old Moen kitchen faucet?

I'm attempting to install a new kitchen faucet, but I'm having trouble removing my old faucet. Based on the attached pictures, is it obvious what I'm supposed to unscrew? Also, is it a concern that ...
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Weird junk accumulating in kitchen faucet aerator?

Our kitchen faucet was replaced about three years ago when we moved in. Every week or two, the flow starts to get noticeably throttled and I remove it for cleaning. What I find inside is a layer of ...
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Why does my shower keep alternating between freezing and boiling by itself?

A little while ago our totally fine bath/shower tap unit broke in our bath. Our landlord's plumber installed a new one and since then we've had big problems. Steps to reproduce: We get in the shower, ...
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How can I fix a shower faucet valve where hot and cold suddenly reversed?

We have one of those faucets with one handle which first goes to cold and then progresses to hot as you go further from off. Or, at least, it used to be that way. We went on vacation, had someone ...
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Water hammer, dripping faucet in bathroom

So I have a mix of problems that I'm not sure how best to deal with since it could very well be multiple problems or just the one. We had a plumber replace the tub/shower faucet and the corresponding ...
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Why is the hot water in my tub fluctuating between hot, warm and cold?

I've been living for a year in a 1985 (or so) 8-floor condo in the NYC metropolitan area. The building is well managed. I have a kitchen and a bathroom with both a separate shower and a jacuzzi/...
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How do I remove a stuck moen 1224 cartridge

How do you remove a stuck moen 1224 cartridge? My shower is a two handled moen chateau installed in 1994. Getting the collar of the cartridge was no problem. However, the cartridge won't budge. I don'...
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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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Kitchen faucet has low water pressure but can't identify the faucet

I am having trouble with low water pressure in my kitchen faucet. It started happening gradually over timeIt is a single-handle, with a sprayer nozzle. From reading other posts here I'm pretty sure ...
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What kind of valve is this and how do I disconnect it?

So, I have a leaky faucet. I am in the process of disconnecting everything so that I can take the faucet out and inspect what's going on with the leaky faucet. However, when disconnecting the faucet, ...
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How to disassemble old Moen kitchen faucet

I have an leaking older single-handle Moen faucet. All the info I've found for such faucets shows a removable cap on top of the handle; removing that exposes a screw, which allows removal of the ...
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How to fix a self-turning handle on a Price-Pfister single handled faucet

I have a Price-Pfister 533 Genesis single handled kitchen faucet that turns itself off. It is impossible to run water at a low volume because the moment your hand is off the handle it shuts off. ...
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can KY jelly be used in a pinch if no silicone plumbers lubricant is available? this is NO joke!

The tub faucet is in pieces right now and wanted to have repaired before the man of the house returns from his daily labors. I've replaced before but used no lubricant. That may be why it needs ...
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How to fix a huge gap between tub faucet and tile

We just moved into an old house and two of the tub faucets have huge gaps from the tile as pictured below. This is something that I feel needs to be addressed right away to prevent shower water from ...
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How can I take apart this kind of tap to replace the washer?

I need to replace the washer on this tap as it keeps leaking. The tap design seems quite similar to the one described here, but it seems the middle section cannot be turned (it's completely round, ...
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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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How can I fix a clothes washer faucet that is leaking?

I just moved the clothes washer out of the way but now I found the faucet that connects to the washer is leaking. I tried to replace the faucet but looks like it is soldered and I cannot find a way ...
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DIY machinist drilling problem

I have a metal part of a bandsaw that had a machine screw head break off. I drilled a hole and used an extraction bit and it also broke off. Due to poorly executed attempts to drill again (so I can ...
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Weird set screw on single handle bathroom faucet

I have a leak in my single handle bathroom faucet. I can't find any stamp or marking on it to indicate the manufacturer. Turning off the hot water fixes the problem short term. I have found some ...
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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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What do I need to do to replace this shower faucet handle?

I've had a surprising amount of difficulty finding the answer to this question via traditional means (vendor website, store clerks, etc). I recently moved into a house and I've been updating various ...
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Why do I need a shower faucet cartridge?

What's it for? Will the shower work without one?
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Why would the pressure in my kitchen faucet drop overnight?

The kitchen faucet has just noticeably decreased in pressure. No leaks anywhere. It did get a lot colder overnight, but that's the only thing that changed. Any ideas?
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What brand of faucet is this and how can I hook the sink sprayer up to it?

The sprayer for my faucet is not hooked up to anything, the rubber hose just dangles below the sink. I'd really like to get this wired up, as it would be very handy to have, but I have no idea how to ...
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What is causing the minor leak in flex supply line under sink?

I had new shutoffs and new flex supply lines installed by a professional plumber a few months ago. Today, I installed a new faucet because mine was very old and starting to fail. I installed ...
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What causes taps to make a loud bang sound when quickly closed?

When quickly closing a water tap, I've often noticed a loud "bang" sound - this doesn't occur if closing the tap slowly. What causes this banging sound to happen?
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Can a low-flow shower head cause a leak behind the wall?

The short question is this: would a low-flow shower head cause some kind of increase in pressure to the water supply pipes that would cause a rupture and leak? The longer story is this: I removed a ...
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What is attached to this spigot and how to remove

This adapter is attached to an outdoor spigot: It is near the location of a former hot tub so I believe it has something to do with pressure control. When I attach a hose to it and turn it on if the ...
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How to remove the handle on my Delta faucet?

One of my faucets is leaking in my bathroom sink. I have a double-handle faucet set from Delta. I removed the set screw from the cover but, for some reason, the cover still isn't coming off. I ...
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Hose left on outside faucet over winter with no nozzle, should I replace the faucet before turning it on?

We recently bought a house in which I think the hose was hooked up over the winter. It didn't have a nozzle on the end of it, so there wasn't any pressure in the hose. The faucet is a Woodford model ...
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Leaky outdoor faucet when using spray nozzle

I have an outdoor faucet connected to a garden hose and pistol type spray nozzle. The connection is leak free until I turn the water off and pull the trigger on the spray nozzle to get some of the ...
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Weird problem with kitchen sink water flow

I've had this problem for years and have learned to live with it, but today I got an idea to ask it here. My kitchen sink has a problem where the water flows away from it slower than it flows into it....
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Can't get threaded connector all the way into shower faucet. Do they need to go all the way?

We're installing a small corner shower in one of our washrooms, and I'm having an issue with the threaded inlet/outlet connections on the faucet. I'm using Sharkbite, and bought some threaded-on-one-...
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What part do I need to search for to fix this leaky outdoor hose faucet?

When I turn on the hose outside my house, pictured below, water pours out of the top of it and goes all over the place. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this without having to ...
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What is the yellow lever under my bathroom sink?

I'm working on a bathroom faucet that has been dripping. I turned off both shut-off valves (one to the hot and one to the cold). However, I also noticed a yellow lever on a pipe that feeds into the ...
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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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Outside faucet repair

do I need to replace the entire faucet or just install a handle? It looks corroded inside.
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New bathroom counters and sinks, what is the proper way to handle the difference in supply line length

So I got new counters and faucets. Unfortunately, the old faucet had an extender on the supply lines that the new one does not, additionally, it doesn't appear to something i can swap from old to new. ...
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How to get a stuck Moen faucet cartridge out?

I have a single-lever Moen kitchen faucet that's 12 yrs old and I'm trying to replace the original cartridge. Moen sent a replacement cartridge (1225 B), that includes a removal tool. I've removed ...
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single handle shower faucet sticking - can I fix without turning water off?

New homeowner of a condo and have a problem with single handle shower faucet sticking. It's really hard to pull out. Can I fix without turning water off? Problem is that water shutoff is a single one ...
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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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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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How to keep my sink from coming loose?

How can I keep my faucet from twisting on it's center axis and becoming loose? I have a Glacier Bay Keelia 8 in. Single-Handle Pull-Out Sprayer Kitchen Faucet, as you can see in the below photo. In ...
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How Can I Reduce “Splashiness” in the Kitchen Faucet?

I'm renting a home and the kitchen faucet causes a lot of splashing. The first thing I did was un-screw the little piece on the end to check the aerator, and there wasn't one. So I went to the ...
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Is it possible to connect an inline filter to a hot water dispenser?

I plan to install an under-counter hot water dispenser and want to pre-filter the water. I found this product that already includes a pre-filter, but the cartridges appear to be proprietary and ...
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Are replacement kitchen sprayers fairly interchangeable?

Well, first house break-down of the year happened about 6 hours into 2013... The wife grabbed the kitchen sink sprayer and snapped the lever off of it. No leak, but it doesn't work anymore. Am I ...
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How can I fix this persistently leaky shower faucet?

Several weeks ago water began slowly dripping from the shower head in our master bath. Also, the underside of the hot water faucet is wet long after the water has been turned off and the shower has ...
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Options for replacing a broken kitchen faucet head?

My kitchen faucet broke, the head piece where the water comes out fell apart, other than that the unit works. I went to Home Depot and they sell the entire faucet instead of just the head. I wonder ...
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How can I remove a broken plastic packing nut from a faucet?

I have a leaky exterior faucet where the plastic packing nut has broken and the threaded end is still inside the faucet. How can I remove the broken packing nut from the faucet?

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