I installed a bathroom faucet for a friend that someone gave to them. I'm
worried that it may have some parts missing. It has separate handles for the
hot and cold water and the only union between them and the spout is under
the sink. When you push the unit up from under the sink the only thing
keeping it from falling are the two handles which are secured by turning a
single allen head screw on each (the spout is secured to the counter with a
square washer and a brass nut, but it just slides over a tube with an
o-ring). That doesn't seem very safe to me. Could there be any parts
Also, are those flexible, braided metal hoses allowed in apartment
buildings? The old faucet was connected with bendable copper tubing.
Thanks Jim. It's a Delta. I just looked at their website. It appears to be
from the 4530/4577 Series.
PDF file http://www.faucetdirect.com/deltaparts/pdfs/050.pdf
It seems to me that the unit would be much more secure if the handle bases
were screwed down instead of just slipping over everything, but I guess they
didn't feel that was necessary.
I also think it's weird that the spout is mounted eccentrically over the
water tube so that if you rotate it the base moves slightly across the
I have that and the other parts in the picture. The part you mention is an
ugly plastic nut that I assume goes under the counter. (It is too large fit
under any of the brass parts on the top.) The nut keeps the unit from being
pulled up, but the only thing that keeps it from falling are the two
The spout nut is brass (RP6087). I couldn't tighten it very much because the
wall, the basin and the two stems block wrench access. I guess now that it
is in position I could remove the under assembly, tighten the spout
(hopefully without moving it) and then reinsert the assembly.
Thanks again for all the help,
<< Could there be any parts missing? >>
Used faucet set? No accompanying documentation or parts breakdown? The whole
deal sounds really dubious. Before you invest any more time or effort in this
system get more info. Find out what brand it is, contact customer service at
the company, then decide the best course of action. Unless there is some very
compelling reason to proceed, a new faucet set may be your lowest cost option.
<< Also, are those flexible, braided metal hoses allowed in apartment
A better choice for the amateur plumber, but check your building codes. All it
usually takes is a brief visit or a phone call. Good luck.
Thanks Joe. From the diagram for the faucet (I posted a link to it in my
reply to Jim's post) it doesn't appear that anything is missing. The faucet
was given to my friend when a friend of hers replaced it during remodeling.
I don't think it's more than 5 years old.
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