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Your stop-valve has 1/2"M.I.P. (male iron pipe) threads, your flex supply line is 3/8 female compression thread. An adapter that you can screw onto the stop valve could be cobbled together with various parts, or a single/simple adapter would work: Even better, You could change out the stop-valve for one with 3/8 compression thread, but we would need to know ...


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It looks like you need a 3/8 to 1/2” male to male adapter take the larger piece to a plumbing or big box store to make sure you get the right sizes but you will will need a 1/2” nipple a 3/8 nipple and a female reducer from 1/2” to 3/8 and some pipe dope or Teflon tape to make the transition. You may be able to get push on fittings also but the nipples may ...


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You can try one of those round rubber jar opener and if that doesn't work, go to your Harbor Tool store and purchase a rubber strap wrench. At Harbor, it is sold as a set of three and relatively inexpensive. Use the one that fits. Also, try spraying some WD-40 penetrating oil at the base so it loosens the thread (don't get any on the upper part; only the ...


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A single handle faucet will have seals called o-rings they wear out over time, dissemble and take the the o-rings in to a plumbing or big box store and they should have replacements there are not that many different sizes of o rings in the range used for faucets.


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If you have a brass hose fitting and an aluminum fitting and connect them....THEY WILL FUSE. It will be impossible to separate them. Now, when I connect my hose to an aluminum hose reel fitting, I use Teflon tape to keep the materials apart.


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A spanner like straight jaws will not hold a round fitting well. You need a pipe wrench or adjustable water pipe pliers with curved jaws. These pliers adjust to hold the fitting without two much damage and are a basic tool all home owners or some one that lives in a home should have. Make sure you are turning the correct direction, this may sound silly ...


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I suppose you might be able to find one fitting do this connection, but it's going to be much easier to use two that are very common at home stores. First, you will need a 3/8" compression to 1/4" MIP (male pipe thread) adapter and then a 1/4" FIP (female pipe) to 1/4" barb (or whatever size you need) adapter. These two adapters will connect with the ...


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Thank you Kris -- it was possible to unscrew the base. I ended up using a basin wrench to loosen the locking nut underneath the sink a tiny bit and then that made it really easy to loosen the faucet by hand.


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Here is the correct answer to the question as it is written. The copper ring is a ferrule, which is part of a compression fitting. You absolutely need the copper Ferrule for a watertight connection, and plumbers tape is not necessary when this type of connection is installed properly. If you do not know what a copper Farrule is and what a compression ...


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You should be able to take the chrome cover off of the top. My guess is that you will find a nut under there that you can remove with a wrench. Since you are replacing the item you don't have to be too careful with it. I'd just grab it with a channel-loc and try to unscrew it. Last resort would be to cut the cover off. I'd use a Dremel but a hacksaw would ...


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That piece is a threaded sleeve nut that is actually holding the faucet in place. the nut at the top just holds the bracket in place while the sleeve nut is tightened or loosened with a large slotted screwdriver. Support the bracket with an adjustable wrench while turning the sleeve nut counterclockwise with slotted screwdriver to remove the faucet.


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I have been dealing with the exact same thing in a larger building for several years. After 3 days, two different plumbers and a ton of money we finally figured out that all of our Moen shower valves had the wrong cartridge in them. We were putting in 1220 the brass cartridge and we really needed 1225 the plastic one that is 1/8" longer. Cold water was ...


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not sure what model is what but if it looks like this, it will pop out as described above. When you get the new one, it will become very obvious how the dozen small tabs hold it in and when you install the new one, it just pops right in. http://rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/B006WCIUCU BTW...if you call Grohe (life time guarantee), they will send you one ...


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