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mercmanchu 01-09-2010 08:09 PM

Price Pfister kitchen faucet 531 Help!
 
Price Pfister faucet 531 series has a T connector for getting the water to the pull down faucet. The instructions say to make sure the end connectors are properly "seated." As best I can tell, I did that and put the clip in place to secure the end connectors. Problem is that water comes out. What am I doing wrong?

Plumber101 01-09-2010 08:18 PM

Check the o-rings to make sure you didn't nick them putting it together

Use faucet grease when assembling

mercmanchu 01-10-2010 08:33 AM

John Wayne...
 
John Wayne was right. I hate being stupid, but you have to start somewhere. I know that if I keep trying I will gain wisdom. The difference between wisdom and knowledge is experience. Thanks for the help I will take a look.

reuter 01-16-2010 05:32 PM

I just learned something! Was unaware of faucet grease or lube!

Pontiacgirl 01-17-2010 08:33 AM

Faucet grease
 
Thanks so much for mentioning this. I am about to install new taps for the first time and like a previous poster had never heard this.

Thurman 01-17-2010 12:01 PM

Yes Virginia, there is a special lube for faucets and plumbing O-rings, available at most big box and hardware stores. I use the silicone based, food-safe, comes in a small, round, plastic container, and cost--not much. Do you ever have a faucet that becomes hard to turn from one side of a double sink to the other? By removing the faucet, not the complete assembly, then cleaning and lubing the O-ring and surrounding areas, this will work like new. A lot of hot/cold water cartridges become "sticky" over time and also only need cleaning and a little lube on them. As was posted, some of the newer faucet assemblies have connections with O-rings in them and are not lubed from the factory, which can make life miserable at times installing these. With this plumbers lube--a little dab'l do ya! Thanks, David

Pontiacgirl 01-17-2010 03:33 PM

Yes you truly are Santa Claus! Thanks for the info.

mercmanchu 01-18-2010 09:33 AM

Solved
 
The lube grease would have helped. Ended up dissassembling from under the sink. Put it together while standing up and discovered that I had not "seated" it properly. It was not an "O" ring problem. I put it back under and pushed until it kind of clicked into place. It finally worked. I now have the experience and know what to do in the future. Which probably won't happen for another 20 years.:)


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