What can you do if a new faucet was recently installed in the kitchen and the drain vent next to the faucet shoots like a geyser when the dishwasher is turned on?
My guess is your garbage disposer was also replaced and they forgot to knock out the plug before connecting the disposer hose/drain It sounds like you have a vacuum breaker on the drain for the dish washer. This is probably just a coincidence but your vacuum breaker needs to be replaced or repaired. It really has nothing to do with the faucet installation.
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\n Answer \n. \nThe kitchen faucet tap is threaded and is kept stationary by an upward force from the water supply. A sudden surge of pressure from somewhere else in the pipeline releases the pressure on the tap allowing the tap to move freely. While there is still a little pressure remaining on the tap it will of course take the path of least resistance and open up a little. This seems to happen more frequently as the tap threads continue to wear.\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nWow that answer above??? My guess is that you have a Moen faucet they are known to do this when subjected to high line pressures and the pressure fluctuates. Check your line pressure with a gauge it should be 80 psi or less or you need a pressure reducing valve installed. The faucet probably needs the cartridge replaced.\n. \n Answer \n. \nThe delta two handle faucet will do the samething. And i think any washerless faucet\ncould do it. Replace seats, spings and cartridges.
Can you install a new faucet with an extra spray outlet and use the dishwasher vent hole in the sink thereby connecting the dishwasher drain directly to the disposal?
Answer dishwasher drain \n. \nNot sure what you mean by dishwasher vent hole, but you probably mean the air gap fitting. Some dishwashers connect directly to the disposal, with the tube going up a little to prevent stuff from going back to the dishwasher. But as for removing the air gap fitting, if you have it already, it may depend on where you are. California plumbing code requires a dishwasher air gap fitting above the flood level rim, even if you have a disposer, but I'm not sure if the national code also requires. In any case, if a code requires it, it may be a good idea not to remove the air vent. I would check your local code. You may want to consider a faucet with a built in sprayer instead.
Answer . Try turning off the water at the main. Turn on all of the faucets in the house and let them drain. Turn the main back on. Might be some air in the line.
There is a fitting available that you put on the end of the faucet. Take the screen off the end of the spout and this fitting screws on. It is like a quick connect for an air hose if you are familiar with that.
Answer . Because your losing "volume" possibly the piping is under sized or the internal diameter was reduced by mineral deposits
Most flow restrictors are in the screen at the end of the spout.Unscrew the screen and there should be a white plastic piece in thecap. There are several pieces that fit together. Take out thecenter and leave the outside ring and the screen in place. If youtake everything out, the water will splash too much.
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.
Since a sink is something that needs repairing or replacing over time using solid copper is not realistic. Normally a stub out is made that sticks out through the wall where the sink is to be located and valves installed so that the water can be shut off when the faucets need servicing. Flexible tubing is then used to connect the valve to the faucet fixture, one for hot and one for cold, kits for this install can be purchased at Home Depot. The drain is connected using PVC pipe.
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?
Replacing a kitchen faucet can be easy or extremely difficult depending on how old your faucet your replacing 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. 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. With every new faucet they mostly come with instructions of what kind of new faucet you have and I would just follow those instructions installing the new faucet. If you can not get the faucet holding nuts off from under the sink because some older faucets are so corroded its almost impossible then I would uninstall the K sink and cut the faucet nuts off with a hacksaw or sawzil with a fine tooth blade.
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.
$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.
By replacing parts as needed depending on the type and brand of faucet. It's possible that the gasket needs to be replaced, which is quite easy to do. Turn off the water source (under the sink) before you begin, though. Then remove the faucet handles and replace the gaskets. You can remove the faucet handles to see what size and type of gaskets you need first, or you can purchase a packet of assorted size and types of gaskets at any hardware store, in which should be the type your faucet uses. And don't be afraid of trying this on your own, it is much easier than most people think, and much cheaper than paying a plumber to do it for you.
Did you remember to turn the supply line back on? Was there a plug that needed to be removed before connecting it?
By properly sizing the vent by fixture units and developed lengh and pitching it up from the fixture it serves
When you turn on kitchen faucet makes noise like there is air in lines and water comes out slow why?
Check to see if your aerator screen is plugged at the end of the spout. Unscrew it and blow it out, screw it back on.
Correction - There is an existing Delta faucet and to change to the Price Pfister, the stem needs to be changed. Being it is under the fiberglass cutout, there needs to be a way to access it. Remove tub or break tile? Unless there is something I am missing.
Possibly unscrew your aerator at the end of the spout and see ifthe screen is clogged. Blow it out and rescrew the aerator on. Ifthat isn't the problem, sometimes things get caught in the spout.Unscrew the spout and turn the water on. If there is water comingfrom there and not out the spout when it is hooked up, the spout isplugged. If no water coming out when the spout is off, rehook spoutand change cartridges or stems in the faucet AFTER shutting thewater off. Depends on the brand of faucet, check the instructionsfor the brand and model. Also your kitchen dishwasher and sinks are run on seperate valves.The dishwasher valve is usually under the sinks (causing the waterto go to the dishwasher first) the valve that was installed for thesink (before the dishwasher) may be bad too.
As far as I know, its usually a loose washer in the piping somwhere or a mishapen one. An old plumber told me if you hammer the washer on flat surface, that can correct it. Basically as you run the water it resonates creating the noise. The washer is probably in the faucet btw. Like I said I'm no expert just saying from experience.
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 was 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.
Check the Aerator for debris in the screen. Unscrew it from the end of the faucet and rinse it out then reinstall.
Very simple. Run each faucet until there is no more air. This usually only takes a minute or two per faucet. Remember air is lighter than water and will quickly rise, thus exiting the faucet additionally the strong flow of water out of the faucet is a huge plus.
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.
How do you hook up the hot and cold water lines to the new kitchen faucet you are installing the old fittings are not the same as the instructions show?
As far as I know, all kitchen faucets have the same size fitting on them. Should be a 5/8 compression. The supply maybe 3/8, 1/2 or 5/8 depending on the type of pipe in the house. You may need to get new hoses from the house pipe to the faucet. Without more information, there is no way to tell what you need.
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.
4 hours @ $175 per hr not including travel time or parts tile replacement performed by others Above is only correct if you need it DONE NOW!! But realistically I would charge about $300.00 if its a simple switch not including the valve. It would take about 1.5 hrs and if its galvanized pipe in a tight area then it might run $500.00 - $800.00 depending on the situation not including the valve.
Depends on where you live and who you call. A large plumbing company will charge between $400-550. Cheaper if you can do it yourself
You can find Britta and Pur facet filters in the home plumbing department of most department stores such as KMart, Meijer, or Walmart; hardware stores such as Ace, or True Value; or, home improvement stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, or Menards.
Why does hot water flow to upstairs bathrooms but not well to downstairs kitchen faucets and dishwasher?
A correctly designed system, that is either mains or storage tank driven will do both perfectly. The issues are down to the diameter of the pipes, the number of bends in the pipes and the distance the hot water has to travel. The diameter of the pipe and the bends add flow resistance/friction slowing the flow. If you have long runs of pipe and the flow is unsatisfactory it is probably wise to add a pump to push the water along.
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. .
There is air in your water supply. It shows as bubbles in the faucet and possibly sometimes makes hammering noises.
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.
I just installed an American Standard kitchen faucet and it continues to run for a second or two after turning the handle. I called AS and they said it is because of the high arch and the location of the stop valve lower in the fixture. I think it may have more to do with this being a lower end kitchen faucet. During a bathroom remodel we installed a high arch Pegasus bathroom faucet and, while it is admittedly not at high as the kitchen faucet, it stop immediately and doesn't continue to run/drop at all. When I removed the Pegasus faucet filter at the spout, it behaves just like the kitchen faucet, so there's some sort of stop valve element at the spout of the Pegasus that isn't part of the AS faucet.
if you mean it sputters and has parts between the water it is probably some thing stuck in the drain or plumbing under the sink. you also have to take into account your suroundings, if you live off a well then you might be having a drought or something. try washing it out with a drain cleaning solution you can get one at home depot and other stores like that. if it continues there is a problem with the plumbing so call a plumber.
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.
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.
Depends on what you want to spend. I like Moen best for quality and good value. Grohe and Hansgrohe are also excellent but more expensive.
I do this professionally and tell my clients it will be 1 -2 hours depending on what all is under the sink. Most sensible mountings can be done within one hour, but many sinks also have all kinds of stuff to get around, like carburetors, weird drain pipes and shelves that get in your way.
Depends on the situation, I would charge 1-2 hours for that, but other equipment can complicate the job. If there are garburators and water filters they often have to be removed and replaced.
To clean a kitchen faucet you can usually use a rag, a sponge along with an antibacterial spray cleaner of some sort. You can also use a regular soap of any kind along with a rag or sponge.
One of the most important precautions to take before installing a new kitchen sink is to shut off water to the pipes in question. After that, it is key to make sure that you have all the necessary materials, and that the new faucet is attached properly, with no gaps or leaks.
The tools needed to install a kitchen faucet depend on what type of faucet you are installing and if you are removing an older faucet. Some old standbys are flat and Phillips head screwdrivers, a cordless or corded drill and various bits and driver attachments, some pipe tape and a crescent and monkey wrench.
First the handyman or plumber chooses the brand, then let the lady of the house choose the style. - Take her to a plumbing showroom, with a budget in mind, this always works for me.
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 tap 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.
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 job easier.
Why is it as soon as the aerator is installed in the new kitchen faucet and the water is turned on it knocks?
You might want to pull the aerator back off and check the screen for debris accumulated after you installed it. Some times a blockage of that nature will create water hammer. Also, the rubber washer may have been bent when you tightened it back up. Good luck
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.
The installation of faucets in a new or antique clawfoot tub is easy if the holes already exist. First step would be removing the faucet already installed, bring the old faucet to the store to choose a new one as it is difficult to widen the openings without the appropriate tools. Once you have the new faucet follow the directions included to install it.