Can you add a sink sprayer to any kitchen faucet?
No, they have to have a place to attach it. The fitting is in the middle of the faucet underneath directly under the spout.You can also add on a hose sprayer to end of the faucet but you need a special fitting to do this. The fitting needs to be adapted with a quick release. A replacement sprayer with hose is then attached to this fitting along with the quick release. You then attached the whole unit to the end of the faucet. Neat part is that if you move you can take it with you.
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How do you uninstall a kitchen sink sprayer hose and install a new one if the old connector just spins around in its housing?
Answer . If the hose-end just spins, it's probably retained by a "circlip." This is a wire made in the shape of a three-quarter circle. You'll need to us a pliers (needle-nose if you have one) to remove the circlip and then the hose-end will just slip off.
Why would you lose water pressure only on the kitchen faucet which is directly behind the wall to the tub and toilet and bathroom sink if they are fine?
Answer . The problem could be as simple as a clogged screen in your faucet. It also may be a low flow gasket which is in the faucet to reduce water usage. Has this alwys been a problem or is it a new problem?
What would cause the water flow in a kitchen faucet not to come on and then come on all of a sudden and sometimes the sprayer works and sometimes it does not?
Answer . \nThe easy answer is sediment like lime or build-up. Unscrew the round part at the end of the faucet where the water comes out. There is a screen located in it. Check to make sure the screen is not blacked. If it is you can pick up a replacement from any home improvement store. As for th…e sprayer there is also a screen inside of the sprayer. You can take it apart and clean it or just buy a replacement for about $10. CLR is a cleaner that I have used to clean and remove sediment. (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nTry clreaning or replacing your faucet aerator.\n. \nThe faucet doesnt remember the words.
Answer . Most of the newer kitchen faucets have "flow restrictors" to limit water use.
Use a butter knife to pry it off. Insert the blade of the knife between the clip and the plastic below it and then use a gentle upward prying motion, kind of like using a bottle opener. Use the side, not the tip of the blade. push it to the side where the opening will slide out. I don't get that ans…wer. http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=17901 has some good advice. I like their suggestion you do this when the hardware store is open since you'll probably be making a couple of trips for things you don't have. I just replaced my faucet. First, I sprayed the nut holding faucet in sink from underneath with WD-40. (Don't let it drip in your eyes.) I turned off the water. Then, since I was going to throw the old faucet away, from under sink, I bent the copper water tubes back and forth so they broke off as high as possible (above nut holding faucet to sink). I undid flexible tubing so it could be pulled up as high as possible from sink end to get it out of the way, too. Then there was room enough to grab the nut and turn it counterclockise. I used a basin wrench, but small adjustable wrench or vice-grips probably would have worked, too. I had to grab the large washer and nut together and turn them at the same time at first. I also had problems with that answer. I was trying to replace just the sprayer head - not the entire hose - on my kitchen sink when the confounded retaining clip completely halted progress. Every article I read said something along the lines of "merely slide the clip off," or "this is so easy, even a caveman can do it." Perhaps they were working with a type of sprayer head assembly not available in my part of the world???? I ended up prying the darn thing out with one of the pointy awl-like attachments on my leatherman. I couldn't get needle-nosed pliers to grab it, and a butter knife (a suggestion from another website) wasn't even a possibility. It took at least a half hour, (one or two bloody knuckles and some choice swear words) and I gouged the heck out of the old nut and took a fair bit of plastic off the hose before I could get it off. However, when I put the new sprayer on - everything seemed to work and there are no leaks. I subsequently tarred and feathered the old retaining clip when I was finished. I was struggling with the same issue. I used a steak knife, which has a thin, pointed tip, and pried that under the back edge of the clip. That gave me the ability to get under the clip, and it slipped off with no problem. (MORE)
What could be the reason for not getting water from the kitchen sink faucets when there is full water pressure on all the other house faucets?
Answer . \nThe water valve under the sink is turned off or has gone bad. It is possible that there is a blockage in the faucet itself. \n. \nI'd start by ensuring that the water valve is turned off, and take the faucet apart and look for anything out of the ordinary.
Answer . It would be an unlikely event that you have something odd or vary old that may not work. Faucets are standardized so that they can be installed with most any sink that you may be installing or are using.
by Faucetman886 . Maybe it's the cold weather or the fact that so many people are out of work and have time on their hands to listen for it but it seems this weeks discussion forums are full of questions about plumbing noises, most specifically water hammer. Water hammer is that thunking, clunki…ng, clanging noise you get when you turn a faucet off or the washing machine switches cycles. Plumbing can make many weird noises which can have many causes and; sometimes, they're not easy to isolate and fix. The following are some of the common issues. 1. Water hammer . This noise doesn't happen with flowing water, so if it occurs while your water is running, it isn't water hammer. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article water hammer happens when you turn OFF a water suddenly. Shutting off the water suddenly sends a pressure or shock wave down the water line through the water shocking the pipes and creating the hammer noise. These shock waves travel faster than the speed of sound and can exert very instant pressure. Over an extended time, water hammer can damage pipes, valves and eventually weaken pipe joints. This may in itself cause additional problems as in #6. Most newer homes have devices called hammer arresters that are air filled chambers connected to the plumbing that let the pressure wave dissipate harmlessly into a cushion of air. These arrestors can become filled with water and stopworking. If the banging in your home has been happening forever you may not have one. To correct this you must drain your house of all the water in the pipes.. Turn off your water to the house at the main shut off valve or at the meter. Find the lowest faucet in your house, often this is an outdoor hose faucet, and open it. Then open the faucets that is in the highest place in the house. Let the low faucet drain for 5 minutes or until it stops dripping, whichever takes longer. Close all the faucets and turn the main back on. When you turn the water back on the pipes will have air in them and will sputter until this air is dissipated don't panic. 2. Faulty toilet fill valve (ballcock) will cause resonance sounds like a fog horn or a moan. It's easy to check. Close the supply valves to all the toilets. If the noise disappears, open them one-by-one till the noise starts again. Replace the ballcock in that toilet. If there are no shut-offs handy, sometimes you can locate the faulty ballcock by lifting up on the float ball while someone turns on the faucet that is causing the noise. 3. Bad faucet washer . If your nosie only happens when using a certain faucet the faucet washer may be loose or damaged. This can cause it to flutter in the water stream causing various sounds To repair this tighten the screw to the washer in the faucet stem. If this doesn't work, then it's time for a new stem assembly. If your dishwasher or washing machine is causing the noise you may have a worn out solenoid fill valve. 4. High water pressure can cause a variety of problems including these noises. It can also damage toilet valves and other devices connected to the plumbing. I saw an issue on a forum last week where water pressure was cited as the cause for a hand held shower hose coming loose. If you're on a water system, ask your neighbors if they are having similar problems or simply call your water supplier and ask that they come out and check your pressure settings. If you have a well you should have a water pressure meter. If the pressure is above 60psi you may want to adjust your pressure reducer 5. Pipes rubbing or bumping inside the walls because they aren't strapped down well or because the stud pass through holes are too small or off center. If this is the case they've probably made the sounds since the house was built.. If this is the problem you will have to call a plumber to make the repair. This can be far too complicated for the average homeowner/do-it-yourselfer to handle. 6. Pressure regulator . If you have a pressure regulator on your main water line it may be faulty. If your pounding sound happens while the water's running, it happens at more than one faucet, turning on other faucets changes the cadence, the pressure changes with the pounding, While the noise is happening, check to see if it is coming from the regulator. If so, the regulator may need to be replaced. I hope this information has helped you track down your plumbing noises and given you enough info to effect a repair yourself, or better yet I hope you get a new job which takes your mind off the issue and gives you the money to pay someone to come and fix it.. (MORE)
The end of the sprayer where the hose comes into it unscrews. The sprayer comes off and at the end of the hose there should be a metal C clip holding 2 washers on the end of the hose. Just remove the clip and washers and install the new one.
Most faucets have a ring located at the spigot outlet. This ring can be unscrewed and contains a small screen. Over time build up from various in the water will coat and clog this small screen creating the necessity to remove and clean or even repace it. If this does not work and the facucet is old …the problem could be more serious with contaminants or severe wear in the water transer segment of the unit and may call for a faucett replacement.. Can you be more specific as to where the ring is that can be unscrewed? (MORE)
It depends on a number of factors. If your kitchen faucet is faraway from the water heater, if the diameter of the pipe is toowide, if the flow rate is too slow, or if the cold pipes pull toomuch heat out of the water it will take longer to heat.
Not likely. In the past the sprayer port could be blocked of with a small plumbing plug but recent designs are "o" ring with a retainer clip and no block off plug exists for them.
Try removing the faucet aerator. If this still doesn't solve the problem check under the kitchen sink for kinked or bent pipes. Straighten them out. Doing both these things solved it for me.. Now all I need to do is find an aerator that feeds more gpm so the hot water heater comes on and the wat…er doesn't splash all over the place.. (MORE)
$150 -$175 per hr for a licensed plumber plus parts Many morons hire someone who claims to be a "plumber" or an electrican or a doctor without having any formal training or a license for the profession. A legitimate plumber will have either a journeyman's card and they work for a master or the …master plumber will do the actual work The licensed plumber will also have insurance and know the true cost of doing business. I paid one of my employees over $100 PER HR so it would be darn near impossible for me to charge $80 per hr unless I like to lose money for a tax write off You get what you pay for. (MORE)
Spray WD40 to the hex bolt under the sink. use a 7/16 (or a 11mm) to lose it (Well, in my case, I broke the bolt!) Rest is easy... Good Luck! NalinS
Kitchen-sinking is when combatants throw accusations at each other that have little to do with the disagreement at hand.
Did you remember to turn the supply line back on? Was there a plug that needed to be removed before connecting it?
The diverter in the faucet is sticking. Instead of the water coming out of the neck of the faucet it is trying to go two places at the same time. This causes turbulence and the hammering.
That would depend on how many holes the sink has .... If it is a one hole type you will need a pull out spray faucet or look at the Delta line
Probably just buildup in the screen. Unscrew the aerator on the end of the spout and clean it out. Rust or minerals in the water will clog this over time.
Depending on the type, you change the washers or the cups in it. If it is a single handle or a two handle that the handles only 1/4 turn, they use the cups. If you have two handles that screw completely around it has washers. Turn the water off, take off the handle, remove the stem that the handle w…as attached to and the cup will be in the faucet as you look into the hole. If it has washers, the washer is on the stem you just took out. Held on with a small brass screw. All faucets of a given type go together the same way. How the handle is held on, the trim ring under the handle and the stem itself all vary somewhat between manufactures. None of them are too complicated and once you figure one out the next one is easy. (MORE)
What is the purpose of the drain thingy that is covered with a chrome vented thingy that is on your kitchen sink where you would rather have a sprayer and how do you change it out?
It sounds like the item you are describing is an Air Gap Fitting for the dishwasher. It is used to prevent sewage/dirty water from entering the dishwasher from the sink drain. Some Plumbing Codes require it to be installed. You can get kitchen sinks with multiple holes to allow you to install a sp…rayer and still have your air gap device. (MORE)
You replaced a dish washer Shortly afterwards the kitchen sink faucet began to continue to run a few seconds after shutting it off There is a white sediment in the water Any solutions?
Your kitchen faucet is getting bad, the water line that runs to the dishwasher from the branch under the sink has nothing to do with the faucet. the only way the faucet would run is because the gaskets or seats are getting bad. The dishwasher will not affect any water in the house,water goes in…to the dishwasher and leaves through the drain, it never will reenter the water system,so if you have a white residue,it sounds like you have hard water. If this sediment is inside the washer,you might not be using the right soap for it. Also, the water for the dishwasher should be hooked up to the hot water line not cold. (MORE)
Check the Aerator for debris in the screen. Unscrew it from the end of the faucet and rinse it out then reinstall.
As far as I know, all kitchen sinks have the faucet in the middle. There are usually 4 holes, 3 for the faucet and one for the hand sprayer. Some have a fifth hole for a soap dispenser.
Anyplace that has any plumbing supplies at all. A kitchen faucet is one of the most likely things anyone will carry. Wal-mart or any similar place will have one or any hardware store.
The hot and cold are 8 inches center to center. The holes themselves are probably 1 inch.
You can, but it will not last because it takes heavy wear. If it has seen better days it is cheap and easy to replace, if it is the colour, your favourite hardware chain will have that too. Far less time consuming too, spray-painting a faucet is a bit like cracking nuts with a jack hammer.
If the sprayer hose screws onto the faucet, you can get a cap for that fitting. If it pushes into the faucet, I do not believe there is any plug available for that type. You have to have something on the hose fitting or water will come out when you turn the faucet on.
Hand tight. just use the plastic nuts that came with it. With a basin wrench to secure the 1/2" hex nuts
Replacing any kitchen faucet can be easy or extremely difficult depending on how old your old faucet is and what kind of K sink you have. If you look under your k sink and see chrome supply lines to your faucet then you are better off replacing those as well, and in many cases I usually replace the …supply lines just to be sure they wont leak with stainless braided supply lines. Turn off the water stops and once you have the supply lines disconnected then you can (which sometimes its very hard) disconnect the faucet nuts which hold the faucet to the sink using a basin wrench. A lot of new faucets come with install instructions and I would just follow those instructions installing the new faucet and if you don't have the instructions then just download them from the faucet brands site. If you can not get the faucet holding nuts off from under the sink because of corroded its almost impossible then I would remove the K sink and cut the faucet nuts off with a hacksaw or sawzil with a fine tooth blade from underneath the sink flange or if your sink seems to be unmovable then cut the faucet off flush with the top of the sink. . (MORE)
On most sprayer heads, where the hose goes in unscrews. The first 3/4 inch or so. That lets the head come off and on the end of the hose there should be a C clip on the hose that the end that unscrewed rests against. Slide the C clip off to remove the end piece and install a new sprayer head.
YES in fact all the plumbing fixtures are the same in general. Some may have smaller sinks, but that is not common.
You need a special adaptor to link the two. This is an insert, threaded at one end to fit where the faucet aerator fits (you remove the aerator) and at the other end a pipe thread to fit a shower hose. These are commonly available in most plumbing stores and there are 2-3 variations. -Take your aera…tor along for comparison when buying the adaptor. (MORE)
How do you clean out the valves under the kitchen sink. I recently have low water pressure in the kitchen sink but no where else in the house. I have already cleaned out the screen on the faucet...?
When you took the aerator off the spout, did you run the water to see if it was full pressure? If it isn't full pressure with the aerator off, sometimes stuff gets plugged in the spout itself. Sometimes you can stick a wire down it and get rid of it.
White residue on faucets and shower heads most likely are from the hard water mineral deposits that your water contains. Sometimes, the residue is from cleaning products, but most often not. To help reduce white residue and hard water stains, a salt type water softener is recommended.
No, if the current faucet doesn't have a sprayer, there is no place on the faucet to attach the sprayer. It would attach on the underneath side of the faucet in the center.
A faucet is the metal thing where the water comes out. The faucet is usually mounted on top of the kitchen sink, near the back wall. It most commonly either has a handle for opening and closing the vent and selecting the water temperature, or two wheels, one each side of the faucet -one for cold …water and one for hot water. There are also faucets with movement detectors to make the water pour without having to touch the faucet with your hands. The Kitchen Faucet is the faucet located in the kitchen. (MORE)
You can not increase pressure at only one faucet. Whole house pressure must be increased at the PRV. If you don't have enough at only the kitchen faucet a cheap way to fix is fit new aerator, or even a whole new kitchen faucet.
Check out The Faucet Glove! A new product coming out thatis made of neoprene and fits over the entire faucet with a long 6'hose and sprayer with clip on brush attachment! The website is,thefaucetglove.com
There are many places where one can purchase a faucet for a kitchen sink. One of the popular home improvement businesses to purchase a kitchen faucet would be Lowes, they offer personal one on one help with getting the right faucet for the house.
What happens after one pulls out their kitchen sink depends on what one did or didn't do prior to pulling out their kitchen sink. Not turning off the water supply to the sink prior to removal would likely lead to water being sprayed everywhere. Turning the water supply off, but not turning on the ta…p prior to sink removal, would likely lead to the remaining water draining out of the free end of the pipe. If the water supply was turned off and the remaining water in the lines drained, then the faucet can be removed safely removed. (MORE)
You would have to search site by site and go from store to store to see the best prices available for kitchen sink faucets. There is no competitive website to shop for kitchen sink faucets.
One can find out how to install a faucet in a kitchen sink by going to the DIYNetwork website. There is a "How to install a Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet" tutorial by master plumber, Ed Del Grande, explaining the basic steps involved in replacing a kitchen faucet and provides some tips to make the jo…b easier. (MORE)
One can find the best faucets for a kitchen sink from the following places: Better homes and gardens, B&Q, Homebase, Amazon, Home depot, Plumbing supplies, Lowes, Moen, Ikea, Houzz, to name a few.
Kitchen sink faucets can be made of a variety of materials. Some are brass, zinc, copper, lead, tin, plastic, or marble. Many are a combination of the above materials.
Hansgrohe Kitchen faucets are very durable and its solid constructions gives long lasting usage, made for brass with chrome finishes, come with limited consumer warranty.
There are many home improvement stores that sell Delta sink faucets. The Home Depot and Lowe's have a huge selection of these faucets to choose from.
You unscrew it from underside of faucet and replace same way. -Often more economical to get a new faucet set with sprayer.