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Remove recessed faucet aerator that lacks notches

The bottom ring( the one with the stains) shown in the first picture, probably unscrews. Try dipping the end in some vinegar for a few minutes first. Would try by wrapping cloth or rubber around it ...
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Remove bathroom faucet cartridge

As @Ruskes suggests, if you can reach and hold that threaded metal part below (use leather work gloves) with one hand, you can use your wrench on the top without having the whole thing turn. That's ...
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How to remove bathroom faucet with connection plate underneath

On some of these older faucets you need to remove the handles for the hot and cold valves and and there are collars that must be unscrewed to release the mixer under the sink. Often on older fixtures ...
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Bathroom faucet

If you can, take it back to where it was purchased and buy another brand. I have been installing fixtures for over 30 yrs and that brand is the worst for reliability and problems. ( I now refuse to ...
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Washing machine tap is seized, what can I try?

That big nut around the black stem holds the stem in place. Try loosening that nut slightly. Maybe just 1/2 turn, and see if it allows the stem to turn. If it does, Great! now be sure water is not ...
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How can I adapt my faucet to a dishwasher connection?

Easy! Remove the aerator and replace with a "faucet aerator to garden hose adaptor". You don't have to get the swiveling one like in this picture but I think it will put less stress on ...
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How can I adapt my faucet to a dishwasher connection?

If you absolutely must get one of those things, and from what I've heard, they are more trouble than they are worth, go under the sink and put in a 'T' fitting with a ball valve. Then drill a hole ...
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How can I adapt my faucet to a dishwasher connection?

See those little flats on the tap nozzle? Those are for a wrench. Underneath is a threaded connection. Perchance it's the one you seek. Dishwashers often come with various adapters. If not, your local ...
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Getting Two 3/8” Inlets after Angle Valve

the pipe itself somehow rotates as I wrench the valve to remove! That will happen when you don't use TWO wrenches on pipe fittings. One to remove the fitting, the other to hold the mating fitting ...
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Getting Two 3/8” Inlets after Angle Valve

You want a 3/8" compression tee fitting. This will require a short piece of 3/8" tubing between the valve and the tee. If you just go to a hardware store and ask there they might even have a ...
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2006 Kohler bathroom faucet how to remove, has toggle "nut" different than one here already

Thanks for sharing the detail on this. I was going crazy with it. There is no way this can be opened from the bottom. Simply insert a Philips screw driver as shown in the picture and unscrew it until ...
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How do I fix this dripping Delta/peerless 1-handle bathroom faucet?

Adjusting ring! I managed to get a plastic adjusting ring ordered. I 3d printed a 4-notch spanner to fit it, tightened it down, and it presses the top shield assembly more firmly, in turn pushing the ...
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Leaving water shut for 1 bathroom sink out of 2

Pipe bursting is not likely. If the pressure would be so high to burst pipe, it will start outside you home at the water meter. However there is a possible problem not using one sink for long time. ...
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Leaving water shut for 1 bathroom sink out of 2

You don't have to worry about the pressure bursting the pipes just because you used the shutoff valve to turn off the water to the sink. What you need to think about is fixing the leak. It's usually ...
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Do you fully open the shutoff valves for your sink supply lines?

You are right, shut-off valves are not designed for regulating the water flow. They can do the job, but they may be noisy. Noise & Wear The noise is a result of the friction generated inside the ...
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Do you fully open the shutoff valves for your sink supply lines?

Water splashing everywhere sounds like a missing aerator, or one with serious defects or missing parts. Try replacing that. If the tap in question has no provision for an aerator, consider replacing ...
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Help with loose faucet, bottom part is secure

Epoxy... well you can try, but if there is a leak, or you remodel in the future, you will be cursing at the guy that did it. You should not screw on upper part without disconnecting the water hose ...
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What is a replacement part for GOBO 21411?

The part that I bought that replaced this was DANZE DA603566 Washerless Cartridge Square Stem for 1H Tub & Shower, Brushed Nickel. It comes with the "Seats and Springs". But this didn'...
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What do they call these rubber items and springs in a faucet?

They're called "Seats and Springs", you can find them for your manufacturer or you can buy a variety pack. The rubber piece is called a "seat" The spring is just a "spring&...

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