Another puzzle: On reassembling the faucet (Moen 1225 Cartridge)
and turning on the water for the first time by lifting the handle, I
notice that the spout moves upward about 1/8" leaving a significant
gap between the spout and the base. I checked to make sure that the
retainer nut was fully tightened, and it was. I do not remember that
this was the case before. The spout is now so high that it sometimes
bumps the base of the handle, causing the water not to shut off
I am stumped as to what could have changed. Or was it always like
I did call Moen. The woman I spoke to knew *everything* but ended up
by giving me advice that I couldn't understand because it apparently
referred to the wrong model- even though she had the correct model
To my discredit I have to admit that I now think the spout always
had a fairly large gap between it and the faucet base- I just don't
remember it was this big. (Actual measure: 1/8" with the faucet
running.) I have examined everything so many times that I *know* it
has to be this way, unless I have truly lost my edge.
As for the base of the lever bumping the spout, it does, but as
the lever is moved down and the water flow diminishes, the lever base
easily pushs the spout down and so completes its full excursion. The
temporary shut-off problem that I experienced apparently had to do
with more debris of the type reported earlier. In any event all works
well now. So I feel disgraced as I have apparently put the group on a
fool's errand this time *UNLESS* somebody says "Nahhh, 1/8" is much
more than normal."
Just for the record, has anyone observed the aforementioned gap on
a Moen model 7300 to be about 1/8" with the water running?
On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:24:33 -0500, "JoeSpareBedroom"
Is it possible that the faucet was originally so gunked up that it did
not move up and down and now that you have taken things apart and
cleaned them up that it is much freer to move that 1/8 inch up and
re: "So I feel disgraced ... *UNLESS* somebody says "Nahhh, 1/8" is
much more than normal."
OK, I'll say it:
Nahhh, 1/8" is much more than normal.
I have no idea if I'm right or not, but if it makes you feel better, I
don't mind saying it.
You can thank me later.
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