Is this faucet pipe/connector broken?

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Old 09-16-19, 10:58 AM
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Question Is this faucet pipe/connector broken?

Hi all. I just bought a sprayer and hose for my sink that didn't have one installed, only to discover that the pipe that is supposed to come down from the faucet seems to be missing, and I'm not sure what I'm looking at.

It's very corroded, and before I go to the trouble of cleaning that with my bad back, I want to make sure I"m not wasting my time. As you can see in the picture, instead of the pipe extending down, like I see in tutorial pics and videos, it seems to be flush with the surface.

Is this normal? Are there some faucets that are like this, or is this broken? Do I just need to clean this up and then I should be able to attach a nipple to it? If so, what should I use to clean this and what method should I use since I'll be working up side down and I won't be able to let anything soak into it, unless perhaps, there is a sticky foaming cleaner I could buy, or a paste, or something?

Any help is appreciated here. I suppose I could consider just buying a whole new faucet, but this is a rental place. But, if I could catch one on sale then maybe it would be worth it. These apartments are really, really old.
 
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Old 09-16-19, 11:19 AM
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If the faucet were the type to use a spray wand and hose..... it would have been attached from the start. As far as I know there is no way to blank off using a sprayer if one was included originally.

That looks like just a basic faucet with no sprayer available.
You would need to replace the faucet with one that came with the sprayer feature.
 
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If the faucet were the type to use a spray wand and hose..... it would have been attached from the start. As far as I know there is no way to blank off using a sprayer if one was included originally.

That looks like just a basic faucet with no sprayer available.
You would need to replace the faucet with one that came with the sprayer feature.
Ok, a few more questions. So, faucets that support sprayers always come with a sprayer?

The sink has one of those silver caps on the right side for a sprayer so I just assumed that it would support a sprayer, but I guess since sinks and faucets are sold separately, the builders must have went the cheap route with a non sprayer faucet?

This is one of those situations where, being totally new to this, I have made what I thought were reasonable assumptions that have now caused me to waste about $25.

So, I guess I'll take a look at some cheap faucets and see if it's worth springing for. Maybe there are some that support sprayers but are sold with out them.

But then I have another question: The pipes going to the faucets are solid metal, not flexible plastic hoses. Will this cause me any problems with a new faucet? is the existing setup guaranteed to work with a new, cheap, "universal" faucet, or do I need to take pictures and do research on this thing?
 
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Old 09-16-19, 11:49 AM
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You can buy inexpensive faucets that come with the sprayer. I don't think I've ever seen one come with the sprayer port blocked off where you could use your own sprayer. Can you return what you bought ?

Yes... we see chrome plated copper pipes in the picture. They probably connect directly to the shutoff valves. Most newer faucets use some type of flex hose for connection. Makes installation much easier.
 
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You can buy inexpensive faucets that come with the sprayer. I don't think I've ever seen one come with the sprayer port blocked off where you could use your own sprayer. Can you return what you bought ?
Ok, now I'm a little confused. Do you just mean on cheap faucets you haven't seen the ability to use aftermarket sprayers? IOW, if I want to use an aftermarket sprayer, I would need to buy a pricier faucet that supports it?

Yes... we see chrome plated copper pipes in the picture. They probably connect directly to the shutoff valves. Most newer faucets use some type of flex hose for connection. Makes installation much easier.
Ok, so newer stuff uses flex hoses, but, will I be able to use these existing pipes for a new faucet? What will be the procedure here?

Will a new faucet come with its' own new hoses, where I would pull out the old metal pipes and replace them with the hoses, or would I have to buy the hoses separately? And regarding replacement, going from metal to hose, is there anything tricky or unexpected about it, or is it just as simple as applying new thread tape, or some goop or something? Is it likely I'll need adapters to match thread sizes or anything?

I might be able to return the stuff I bought, although some of the packaging is chewed up. I guess it just depends on their policy. I got it at Mendards.

Thanks for your help on this.
 
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Old 09-16-19, 01:50 PM
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You need to buy a faucet that comes with the sprayer hose. You may be able to use yours as a replacement in the future.

Depending on the fixture you buy.... it may come with two hoses that will connect directly to the valves you currently have under your sink. You should have valves similar to the picture.

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Ok, thanks for the help! . . . .
 
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