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Old 10-12-2015, 11:12 PM   #31
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Sorry you had to go with a whole new faucet. You got a good buy at 56 dollars.

Ratchet should work, but you need a deep well socket to go over the bolt so you can remove the nut. If there is not enough room for deep well socket just a regular 8 or 12 inch adjustable cresent wrench should work.
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So the new faucet arrived today, hooked up the two handles/valves and got them in the right positions. For the moment, I have left the old spout in place. It's almost identical. Might change my mind. Depends on whether my wife complains. Here is a video. I did notice a small drip underneath at the pipes where the trap is. At the end of the video, I went behind the pedestal to show the pipe, though I don't think you'll notice the leak/drip. When I removed the pedestal, I was able to lift it right out of the pipe. I didn't have to loosen anything. Is that the norm? Or do I need to address that? Thanks for taking a look (and thanks for your patience!).

Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5y...ew?usp=sharing
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Found this site. Looks like I may need to do this: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/replace...ink-30555.html.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:19 PM   #34
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Found this site. Looks like I may need to do this: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/replace...ink-30555.html.
I agree with you Joe, replace all that chrome with pvc, you'll be glad you did.

Don't forget the washers, it's very important they go on the right way or it will leak. Nice job. Glad everything worked out for you.
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Ok, so I will replace the chrome pipes with pvc. I also noticed an occasional drip @ the shut off: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5y...ew?usp=sharing. Tips for dealing with this section? Assuming I need to shut off the water at the main to address this section? Loosen, add some plumbers tape, tighten?

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Before you do that, try just tightening the packing nut a little first (first pic with the number 2). Use 2 wrenches. See if that helps.

If not, then try it your way. If it still leaks, it may need to be rebuilt or replaced with a 1/4 turn shut off. Those neoprene washers/rings dry up after awhile.


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So helpful, thanks jmon. Regarding the switch to pvc,
do I have to change this metal sink drain to pvc?

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Ok, finally finished. Got the pvc pipe in, no problems. Thank you so much for your time, wisdom

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