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Old 07-15-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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New Faucet

Well, the factory faucet that I have never cared for got replaced while we were on vacation. A few years ago a valve in the faucet failed (Could not turn off fully), so I just replaced the valve. The cabinet under the sink makes it a PITA to access the connections, so I did the valve thing.
At the start of our vacation, at out overnight stop, I noticed water on the counter. I had a slow leak at the base of a valve.
We made a stop at Lowe's and when we got checked in and setup at our vacation destination, I changed the faucet. It was a pain to get to the connections. The removal took a while, but the new install went fairly smooth. Leak free on the first try

This one is metal, the orig. was plastic.

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Old 07-15-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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We did the same, but replaced with one that had a sprayer nozzle - it is the DW's favorite mod

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Old 07-28-2014, 01:32 AM   #3
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what did you guys do to adapt the factory water supply fittings to the new faucet fittings?
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:25 AM   #4
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I used standard flex lines (braided stainless) available at any plumbing supply.

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Old 07-28-2014, 03:31 AM   #5
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what did you guys do to adapt the factory water supply fittings to the new faucet fittings?
I used Watts compression fitting adapters part # LFA-124 ($6.49 each at Lowes) to connect the existing plumbing fittings to my new kitchen faucet.

Orcusomega, you and I have the same good taste in faucets. I just installed the same model a few days ago. It was a PITA accessing the plumbing lines behind the sink...
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Since I was on the road with limited tools, I elected to go with a faucet that was a direct swap for the existing one. Same hole location and fittings matched old to new. Had I been at home with my tools, I may have went with a center pullout, which would require a new hole to be drilled in the countertop, along with changes to the fittings.
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Did ours a couple of years ago with some from HD. Used a pullout spray faucet in the kitchen and swivel arm in the bathroom. They both fit the existing holes perfectly.
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:25 PM   #8
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I was going to upgrade and use another pull out spray faucet (similar to the factory one that developed a leak) but upon further thought I decided that the pullout was not needed for our typical use so I went with a simple tall neck faucet like MOD Guy did. I figure the simpler the better in our trailer that sees temperature extremes from sub zero to 100+ Fahrenheit.
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