admin. sink & faucet. September 13th , 2017.
In many cartilage type of faucets the problem could be due to a corroded or dirty cartilage. Turn off the water and put a rag in the drain. Remove the faucet head and keep the parts in order, so that it is easy to place them back in their original places. For faucet removal of the spout, you will have to unscrew the screws underneath it, then pop out the faucet head using a knife or nail filer. Underneath this you will see a long cylindrical object, which is the cartilage. Take it out and examine it. Check whether it can be cleaned and fixed back or is beyond repair and needs to be replaced with a new one. For cartilage faucet repair of a dirty faucet, use the warm water and vinegar method and scrub it clean with a toothbrush. You can buy a replacement part for a new cartilage kitchen faucet from a hardware store. Carry the old parts with you to get the exact replacement parts. Then reinstall all the parts in order and check.
Position the sink at the opening of the countertop, in such a way that the countertop will touch the solution used for sealing.
Step #6: With the plumbing putty, smear " close to the base of the new faucet. Push the new faucet into the holes, and the plumbing putty will work its magic by sealing it in place.
The most common cause for a faucet to leak is a worn out washer. Doing the repair yourself will save you on plumbing costs. For this task, you need to keep some spare cloth, screwdrivers, towels, newspapers, and a knife on standby. Cover the floor using towels and paper, so that the water does not collect on your flooring.
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