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What you want is a basin wrench: (Source) The left end pivots so you can reach up under the sink and access the nut. That said, you have some serious corrosion going on there. You might have to go with destructive methods, perhaps involving grinding off the top of the faucet.


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Sounds like the screen in the aerator needs to be cleaned out. To clean the screen unscrew the aerator by hand, do not use a tool such as channel locks to do so because you'll mar the surface. This is what you might typically see in an aerator: Disassemble the aerator and clean everything, if you can see through each hole in the mesh screen it should ...


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The most common I've seen. Sprayer. Soap/lotion dispenser. Filtered water faucet. A Plug to fill the unused hole. Most single hole faucets come with an extra base piece that covers up the old unused holes.


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This is a feature of the faucet called "scald guard" that you can set to prevent overly hot water from burning people. I have a new construction and I found that the default setting was a bit overkill, so I adjusted it. You only need a small hex key (size?) to adjust the scald guard. Before you begin make sure you close the bathtub drain or put something ...


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This is an air gap fitting for your dishwasher drain. You still need it. Its job is to ensure that waste water in your drain cannot backup into your dishwasher. Since the dishwasher isn't really water tight above a certain level, this eliminates the risk of raw sewage from ending up on your floor via the dishwasher. The air gap needs to be above the flood ...


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That's just.... nasty. The spout looks fine but the faucet is both too far out and not square. There's a large gap at the base that looks like it can leak water into the wall space. The "plumber" was either drunk, half-asleep or incompetent. There is no excuse for work that sloppy.


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It's possible to get the hose screwed on by hand tightly enough that it won't leak if your grip is strong enough; I think the strength required is within the normal range for an adult (mine is relatively strong though, so your mileage may vary). But before you get a wrench, there's a couple of things you should check: make sure the threads on the faucet and ...


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The most likely scenario is that the work on the system disturbed sediment/debris that migrated to your home water piping, plugging up your faucet aerators. Rather than the "quarter turn" you describe (which would accomplish nothing) it is probable that the aerators were removed, flushed, and reinstalled to restore flow. You should remain diligent, it is ...


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Sounds like one of the faucets is missing an aerator. They are often screwed on where the water exits the faucet.


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I think that is a standard application for a "crows foot" wrench.


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You could use a box spanner, the pipe will go up the body of the spanner and the pin used to turn the spanner is not fixed. I have used basin wrenches ( I know them as tap wrenches ) but sometime get frustrated with them!


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The tool you need to get behind the sink to tighten the retainer nut is called a basin wrench. You can buy them anywhere for $8 to $40. They swivel to fit and have extended handle so you can turn it from below the sink level. Yes, you have to do it by sense of feel, or position a mirror to help you see the nut. Google sink wrench or basin wrench and you ...


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Brass Hose Cap (~$1.50 @ Home Depot and Lowes). You may also be able to find some with tethers (for those of us that constantly lose things like this) .


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Pfister is so aware of this problem they have a video on the problem http://www.pfisterfaucets.com/about/falling_handle.aspx Turns out they made a faucets with heavy metal handles but cheap plastic internal parts... after a few years they fail. I called up customer service, identified myself as an original owner, gave an approximate date of purchase, and ...


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Generally you want the sink sprayer attachment to be getting its water flow from the point after when the sink faucet has turned on the water and mixed the hot and cold to the desired temperature. That means you need a faucet that supports the sprayer attachment. There is another safety factor involved with being able to shut off the pressurized water ...


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Most modern machines will self regulate the amount of water allowed to enter the washer. The typical washing machine is connected to the water supply by a hose. The hoses can fail with age. The most common use of a shut off valve like yours is to stop the flow of water when the machine is not in use. So you would open the valve allow the washing machine to ...


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What you're after is a tool called a basin wrench: It can reach up behind the sink and tighten those nuts.


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I think your options are either a Basin Wrench or an extra deep socket


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both or one of your shut off valves is not shutting off completely and has a small drip which builds up in the cartridge housing. the new cartridge fills that void up causing it to leak again. This is the only logical explanation i can think of. You didnt say if you replaced the cartridge with a new or seals. So if not the do so and it should stop ...


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A bit late, but for anyone still wondering I had this problem today. I took two forks and put one prong on each into those little notches and turned counter clockwise until I felt it becoming loose. At that point, I just had to unscrew it a bit more and it came off.


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As the comments have pointed out, that is a compression fitting and not a threaded fitting. Removing it should be relatively easy. Loosen the nut by holding the valve with one wrench and turning the nut with another. Once it is loose enough, the valve should just pull off the pipe. You will have to examine the exposed portion of pipe once you remove the ...


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Durability - I have often seen the stainless/chrome plated hose breaking up after a few years... this is where the hose splits along the seam of the hose... This will not happen with the braided hose due to the fact that you have a netted sheath. Also. the braided pattern is more flexible than its counterpart. Cost - This hose is substantially cheaper ...


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This is contra turn taps usually used for lever handle taps so they both turn away from the wall on a basin or turn both down in a shower or similar if used in vertical eg. Shower above and below you would get normal taps not contras so that they both turn in the same direction which are the ones that you are used to. Also re reading your post it seems that ...


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You need to replace the diverter, which in your case is also part of the spout. This should be a relatively easy and cheap replacement. Usually the spout is held on with a set screw located in the bottom - you loosen the screen and the spout will twist/pull off. Replace it with a new spout and diverter, tighten the screw and enjoy!


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File a bit of steel pipe so that you have two pins that match the notches in the nut - this will lengthen the nut to a point where you can apply normal tools.


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I found a company named Neoperl that makes a rectangular aerator which is what I believe you need:


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Faucets are usually 3/8, so you would need a 3/8 brass nipple If not, they sell many different size brass nipples.


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There is no water pressure to the sprayer unless the faucet itself is turned on. You can verify this by simply depressing the handle on the sprayer while the faucet it off.


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Background: All new valves sold in the USA must meet a Federal anti-scald standard meant to prevent sudden surges of hot water. A typical inexpensive 'cycling' anti-scald cartridge works on pressure only, and does not sense temperature. For example you're showering and the sprinklers go off, the cold water pressure drops, and the valve will reduce the hot ...


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If the leak is around the threads themselves (you can tell vs gasket based on where water comes out), teflon tape (sometimes called plumber's tape) exists for this. It's readily available at hardware and home improvement stores, and very inexpensive. Just wrap it around the faucet threads a few time and screw the hose on and it will make a good seal. It's ...


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