Kitchen faucet mounting issue

Old 04-04-16, 02:08 PM
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Kitchen faucet mounting issue

Hello everyone,
Shown is the underside of our kitchen faucet. The assembly is held against the wooden panel by the hex nut, which I had been tightening every few weeks. The assembly moves to the side when it is loose and some splashed water drips in, as the edge of the drilled hole in the countertop becomes exposed (you can see the wetness in the wood). I had put some paper in between the wood and the white plastic and then I tried something not as smooth (sandpaper) – hoping it would provide some resistance against moving side to side. The movement/looseness I think comes from constant use of the swing-arm of the faucet.

My questions are (1) is there anyway to improve this set-up, so it would be more stable (2) I am now worry about water that is already in the wood and any that will potentially seep in there in the future. Is there anyway to dry it or attach some kind of dessicant onto the wood?

Thank you.
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Old 04-04-16, 02:22 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Why is the faucet mounted in wood? It will always become loose and will wiggle back and forth mounted in wood.
Old 04-04-16, 03:41 PM
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I think you might be missing some parts, along with other problems that can be addressed later.
Please post a picture of the faucet. Also see if the supply lines have a sticker that identifies the model of the faucet.

The part I think you might be missing is the mounting ring and gasket. The mounting ring is attached to the bottom of faucet before mounting, it replaces the standard 3-hole plate. The below example is from a Delta faucet.

I suspect you're missing the ring because the faucet hole can be revealed by moving the faucet body.

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I would try a star washer behind the hex nut.
Old 04-04-16, 04:05 PM
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Thats a moen.. Try turning the deck plate around..

Or as I often do is use no deck plate and just use the c ring by itself..

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