Author Topic: 73 Brave kitchen faucet leaking at handles  (Read 1632 times)

Offline mattyj858

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73 Brave kitchen faucet leaking at handles
« on: May 15, 2017, 11:48 AM »
Hi everyone,


Just got back from camping and found my kitchen faucet was leaking at the hot and cold handles. When I removed the handles and turned the water on, it would leak at the top of the valve. My questions are should I replace the whole faucet or are there replacement valve cartridges? I was able to unscrew the hot water valve cartridge from the faucet with a pair of pliers but can't get the cold water to unscrew. I don't want to over force it and snap something.any ideas on loosening it up? Definitely the original 73 faucet


If I have to replace the entire faucet ( 4") what am I dealing with? I pulled out the drawers  but there is zero visibility as the sink is hiding the fittings. The lines are metal, guessing original.


Thanks

Offline CapnDirk

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Re: 73 Brave kitchen faucet leaking at handles
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 11:59 AM »
Everyone I've seen was a standard faucet.  You could get something cheep from the big box stores.  They usually use a standard finger tighten fitting or wrench tighten, but nothing special.  if your phone allows for reversing the camera, reach in behind the sink and snap a picture.  Very easy to replace, and probably more hassle to find washers that are right.
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Offline mattyj858

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Re: 73 Brave kitchen faucet leaking at handles
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 10:12 PM »
Thanks, I replaced the whole thing today. It was a pain in the rear as I could see anything.

Offline CapnDirk

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Re: 73 Brave kitchen faucet leaking at handles
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 02:09 PM »
I feel your pain.  Replaced the Formica on bath and kitchen counter tops and the faucets were a bugger.
"Anything given sufficient propulsion will fly!  Rule one!  Maintain propulsion"

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Offline Oz

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Re: 73 Brave kitchen faucet leaking at handles
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 10:59 AM »
Thanks, I replaced the whole thing today. It was a pain in the rear as I could see anything.

Makes home plumbing look like child's play due to the confined spaces you have to deal with in an RV.  But hey, one more thing off the "to do" list! 
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