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Posted February 09, 2013 - 10:07 AM

or a Moen, or a Pfister, or something.  Out bathroom faucet is kaput and is one of those widespread 8" models.  Can't even find one for under $120.  An Ebay rebuild kit for my 8 horse would be less!

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Is it a cartridge type faucet?



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Ummmm.  What is a cartridge type faucet?  Don't know my plumbing terms.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 01:19 PM

Instead of having a washer inside you change out, you change the whole cartridge.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 01:21 PM

If the faucet has one handle then it can be repaired for dripping simply by finding out the brand name and getting a cartridge to put in it.

This is a fairly simple thing to do.

 

If it has 2 handles then it can be the older style with little rubber parts with seats or it may contain 2 cartridges one for the hot and one for the cold side. Simply by taking it apart from the top you can tell.  It would be a good idea to take it apart and take the old parts with you to a hardware store to get the correct replacement parts anyway.  Cartridges usually cost anywhere from 5 to 20 dollars.

 

Also sometimes if a cartridge type faucet is dripping it simply needs to be adjusted.. Usually there is a ring just under the handle that can be turned in/ some have a small setscrew in them some just can be screwed in.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:12 PM

Mine has been dripping underneath the sink.  Water drips down the drain mechanism while turned on.  Would this be a cartridge replacement issue?  I also read somewhere this might be an aerator seal problem.  Any other ideas or advice?  Thanks for the info thus far!



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:38 PM

Is there water on top of the sink next to the faucet base? Also, check the nut/collar where the stopper mechanism goes into the drain. Could be leaking there.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 03:03 PM

Once in awhile there is water seeping from the base of the cold side.  Pretty sure it is coming from above and not the drain mechanism as it is running down the rod.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 04:37 PM

That does sound like the faucet has issues. Is it an old one? Maybe you can find something here.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 04:43 PM

Yeah, it's a Delta probably going on 30.  I just checked the bucket underneath and it's dry this time.  Maybe fiddling around with the aerator did something.  Since it isn't gushing water anywhere I think I'll keep checking for sales, eBay, and clearances when one comes up.  Thanks for all the advice.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 04:48 PM

If the aerator was dribbling a little down the faucet, you should see water around the base of the faucet. And if the seal under the faucet was suspect, it would drip off the stopper handle underneath.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 10:15 PM

Not much at all at the base of the faucet.  I'm wondering if a bad aerator seal could force water behind the plastic cover on the front of the faucet then down to dribble.

 

It's much like this one on eBay.

 

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 03:29 AM

It could. Lowes or Home Depot may have a new aerator to fit it. Or a good plumbing supply would have seals.






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