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Old 08-09-19, 05:30 PM
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Plumbing help?

Im far from a plumbing expert but Iím getting no pressure out of my faucet. I am pretty sure there is a little screen inside I need to remove but Iím not really know what tool I need to remove this. Anyone?



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Old 08-09-19, 05:34 PM
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If you donít have a socket that size, it looks like there might be enough space to fit a slipjoint plier by the tips to loosen that plastic nut.
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Oh, I thought this was going to be another bladder surgery thread.
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Old 08-09-19, 06:18 PM
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I don’t know man. I tried slipping a flat end of a screwdriver in there and it wouldn’t budge. I’ll have to try the pliers.
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Old 08-09-19, 07:28 PM
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Soak the whole thing in vinegar overnight. Will take care of all the buildup.
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Is that a big six-sided nut? If you have a big crescent wrench, you might be able to get that off.

If not, heat up some vinegar in a saucepan and let it soak.
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Is that a MoŽt with extendable cable? If so the screen is between the handle and the flexible cable. It just twists off. That plastic is just one piece. There is nothing to remove.
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I’m assuming you are getting pressure to the faucet, but not through the head. Soak it in some vinegar or try some CLR if that doesn’t work.

Like Kdogg said, the removable screen is usually in the back end (the side that attaches to the faucet).

Oh, and don’t forget this is plumbing work. Your buttcrack must be exposed for any of it to work.
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Old 08-09-19, 10:16 PM
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Ok ya I’m thinking the piece doesn’t actually come off. The other end unscrews so I’ll try that. Should I try soaking it in the vinegar first?
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Old 08-09-19, 10:43 PM
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Is that a MoŽt with extendable cable? If so the screen is between the handle and the flexible cable. It just twists off. That plastic is just one piece. There is nothing to remove.
its actually a Grohe.*
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Don't call this guy,

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I've never had a faucet in any house I lived in that wouldnt come apart by hand. Don't waste time and energy soaking it, its likely grit inside that will easily be cleared away if you separate the pieces.
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Do an internet search for the model number. You might be able to find a disassembly diagram.
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In my experience, it’s best to attempt the easiest solution first. Soak it. Then rip the fucker open if it doesn’t help.
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I soaked it in vinegar overnight seemed to help a bit. I’m gonna go back to it in a bit.
I have to figure out how to crack open a lobster for the meat
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I soaked it in vinegar overnight seemed to help a bit. Iím gonna go back to it in a bit.
I have to figure out how to crack open a lobster for the meat
Kitchen shears.
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Old 08-10-19, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
In my experience, itís best to attempt the easiest solution first.
Itís a little extreme, but it is the easiest way ...



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I soaked it in vinegar overnight seemed to help a bit. Iím gonna go back to it in a bit.
I have to figure out how to crack open a lobster for the meat
Soak it in vinegar overnight. CLR if you have it ...

You may not want to eat it afterwards though.
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Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
In my experience, itís best to attempt the easiest solution first. Soak it. Then rip the fucker open if it doesnít help.
Wouldn't the easiest be to buy a new one?
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A whole new sink or a faucet?
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A whole new house!

Did you detach it from the hose and look at that end for a small screen yet?
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Soak it in vinegar overnight. CLR if you have it ...
Thanks for that suggestion. Mines needs major cleaning as well. I'm going to CLR it this week.
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FWIW, I used to store live lobsters in my sink for days at a time, and sure enough, I found that something in their chitinous shells would eventually clog all my plumbing.
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