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Old 02-19-2016, 07:50 PM   #1
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Squeaky bathroom faucets

Searched this sub-forum but did not find an answer so here goes:

Hot and cold faucets in our bathroom squeak loudly when turning the handle. This began with the hot water and now the cold water is doing it. I've pulled the handles off and the valve appears to be all plastic. Can these plastic valves be repaired like a residential faucet or does the whole fixture need to be replaced?

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Old 02-19-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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I would just go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a Moen or whatever brand name you like and junk out the plastic, they are just not worth the effort to repair.
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:42 PM   #3
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Mine squeak too and drives me nuts!
In my old camper I swapped out a bathroom sink faucet with a slop sink faucet because I wanted a hose fitting in the bathroom for toilet rinse also changed the kitchen one to make it usable.
Very easy to do.
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I just ripped mine out and replaced it with a mowen or something like from Lowes. Much better quality and looks nicer.
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Do the RV water supply hoses fit right onto the household brands from the likes of Lowes or Home Depot or will the water supply lines need to be altered?
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Nope, mine threaded right on.

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Old 02-20-2016, 05:32 AM   #7
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If you want to temporarily repair them you can buy some pool lube and remove the stems and lube the stems and o-rings and it'll stop the squeak for a while.
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Squeaky bathroom faucets

Agree very much with others, the time you spend trying to make the squeak stop will take longer than replacing it. The only difference in the RV unit and one from Lowes etc is that the RV unit has a smaller water restricter so you don't use quite so much water. Personally I like having a little more water flow so I went with one from Lowes.

Ours did not have shut off valves. I cut the Pex tubing and put on two 1/2 to 3/8 Shark Bite valves the new faucet screwed directly on to these. I also did that to the kitchen while I was doing the repair.
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Great information

Well, mine have pex all the way up to the valve so looks like some fluid engineering may be in order. If I can find the shark bite fittings for a residential fixture then the job shouldn't be too difficult although it looks like having a cone head and rubber neck would be an advantage.
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