6 inch faucet


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Old 10-26-16, 11:52 AM
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6 inch faucet

I have a kitchen faucet that leaks from the cold water side. I have replaced the cartridge and the seating ring. It works for about a month then starts leaking again. I fear I'll have to replace the faucet. The problem is that it's old. The faucet is six inches from center of each handle. I can't seem to find a proper replacement anywhere. Replacing the entire sink is not in the budget. What are my options?
 
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What brand is it? Some have lifetime warranties.
 
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Old 10-26-16, 02:50 PM
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No idea what brand. Some details on the faucet. It is deck mounted. 6"centers. It has 3 holes. Supply lines come up the the handles on each side. Middle hole has a line running to the sprayer.
 
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Got a picture?
Sounds like someone installed a bathroom faucet instead of a kitchen faucet.
 
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Old 10-26-16, 03:08 PM
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I can't take a picture right now, but I don't believe it's a bathroom faucet. It has a long swivel spout on it. Best guess is the sink is cast iron from the 1940s.
 
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There are quite a few kitchen faucets that are three separate pieces and can be mounted at any spacing. Usually a single handle flow/temp control, the spout, and a sprayer.

Example: https://www.faucetdirect.com/pfister...g!328445088877!

Searching for 3 piece kitchen faucet will find you more options....
 
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I personally do not recommend a side sprayer. The easiest sprayers to use are the pull-down.
I would purchase a two hole faucet, and fill the other hole with a soap dispenser or filter faucet.

Here's an example, Delta 980T.

https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/.../980T-SSSD-DST

Pay no attention to the very high MSRP, Delta and Moen faucets are available everywhere.
 

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Old 10-28-16, 04:01 AM
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Thanks for the help! I bought a moen single hole faucet and installed it last night.
 
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handyone: why would you not recommend the side sprayer ?
I am guessing the fact that water tends to stay in the loop and grow biofilm ?

Any other reasons ?
 
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The pull-down sprayer is much easier to use. The spout swivels, and the sprayer only needs pulled down a little to spray all areas of the sink.
The side sprayer is harder to use. The hose must be pulled up and over. Also most side sprayers have a hose that's too stiff IMO.
 
 

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