Recently purchased an Ikea faucet. After purchase I discovered that the
hookup hoses use a 1/2" FIP nut with a flat washer. The instructions show an
adapter that is needed to prevent leaks.
(see page 8 of installation instructions)
They tell me to go to any local hardware store IE lowes, HD, Ace and
purchase it. I have taken the hose to all of them and also to several
plumbing supply stores with no success. None of them have idea where to
purchase the shown adapter.
Anyone have any suggestions as to where to get one?
If you look at the pictures on the right lower part of the page is shows the
correct MIP nipple and the wrong one. If you use the normal MIP nipple, it
will cut the washer and leak. The wrong one is easy to find. The correct one
has a bit of a flat surface for the flat washer to seal against much like a
hose washer. I have been unable to find the correct one and of course, IKEA
is no help at all.
Take the incorrect fitting to any machine shop and have the end turned
flat. It's not critical. Just needs to be flat and smooth. Ask around
if any of your friends has a nice old lathe for a 5 minute job.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.