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Old 05-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #16
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Can someone help me remove this faucet aerator?


What do you mean by cross threaded?

I think I'm just going to take the stupid filter back to Rite Aid and hope they return it after I opened it. It's not worth destroying my faucet over...

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Basically someone did not turn it the other direction before screwing it in. Ever had a garden hose on a faucet that was cockeyed on the faucet and could not get off, or sprayer on the hose that was hard to get off? That is cross threading. Basically it flattens the threads and cuts in new threads (ie cross threading)
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Basically someone did not turn it the other direction before screwing it in. Ever had a garden hose on a faucet that was cockeyed on the faucet and could not get off, or sprayer on the hose that was hard to get off? That is cross threading. Basically it flattens the threads and cuts in new threads (ie cross threading)
So more or less if I want to use the filter I have to get and install a new faucet?
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Or get one of the units that I described if this is for drinking water. No need to waste the cartridge on doing dishes. You can use "Shark Bite" fittings if you use a whole house filter system. The units are not that much, add in the cartridges that you change out at most four times a year, some areas maybe more, you actually will break even over the Pur system that attaches to the faucet.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #20
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Probably not a bad idea, but I don't know if I can go through all that trouble.

Do you think it would be a good idea just to get a whole new faucet? How hard are they to install? The current faucet is literally loose, the entire assmebly. At the base where it meets the, er, sink part, it's not attached anymore and sorta moves around and turns.
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The loose against the sink part is a loose or broken nut under the sink that's easy.
The aerator - as posted above, you will have to apply significant force to break it loose. Hold the faucet arm firmly and you won't break anything else. BUT you still mightn't be able to attach your filter depending on the condition of the threads when you get it off. Noone can know until it's off!
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Not that hard, just takes time to get it done. That means no interruptions. Get some putty for plumbing when you mount the new faucet, and clean up the sink area really good. There are plenty of videos on Youtube for plumbing, etc..
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Okay, I think I'll tell my uncle to buy a new faucet and I'll install it. Can you recommend one from lowes or home depot for around 60?
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Look at the link I posted before and go through the list. We have a Delta in our Kitchen, and the great thing I love about it, is there are only two seats inside the brass fixture for hot and cold, and the ball is brass. I think that we got it for around that price back in 2004.

Peerless is okay, but best thing to do is go to the store and look to see if they have any open box or clearance faucets first. You can always find a good deal if they have any.
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Looks to me like it is cross threaded, look how crooked that knerled piece is sitting.
I agree.....and it's likely that if it is cross threaded a new aerator won't fit.

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