I have something similar to a Delta compression faucet in my bathroom.
I replaced the washers and springs in the faucet, but when I turn on the cold
water, water leaks out of the hot water handle near where it is attached to the
sink (a significant leak, but not a gusher). When I turn on the hot water, it
also leaks out of the cold water handle. As I write this, I am not sure
whether the faucet leaks when the handles are not turned on. However, if there
is a leak, it is a very minor one. Beneath the handles are small cylindrical
plastic cartridges that, by appearance, do not look bad to me, and are very
similar to Delta cartridges that I have on another faucet. Unfortunately, I
can't find the name of the faucet anywhere.
Can someone tell me what is going on and how to fix it. Thanks,
<< Can someone tell me what is going on and how to fix it. >>
You may have corrosion enough to make the sealing O-rings ineffective. Lacking
proper repair parts, replacement may be the best option time-wise. If you
decide to replace the assembly, consider upgrading shut-offs to newer quarter
turn types and use braided stainless steel feedlines.
If working on the sink is a big hassle, consider an alternative suggested by a
post in this NG some time ago: that clever person simply removed the entire
sink from vanity, changed out faucet set and installed new feed lines before
reinstalling in the vanity. That idea could save you a couple of hours working
in cramped quarters. HTH
On 05 Mar 2004 14:21:07 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Bobst) wrote:
Speaking of which, I plan to remove a very old corner porcelain sink
to work on the leaky faucets (separate handles and spouts for both hot
and cold water), but the shutoff valves don't. Shut off, that is. So
they need to be replaced, too, necessitating a whole-house water shut
off, what joy. So my question is: do y'all think replacing these
with compression fittings would be ok, or is this going to be a
torch/solder job? I'm praying this won't be a nightmare; I've never
replaced shutoff valves before.
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