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Old 11-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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New kitchen faucet.

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I am replacing our old kitchen faucet with an American standard bought at Home Depot. The inlets and outlets are very different from the original connections. I am trying to put adapters but cannot find one that won't leak from the inlet 1/2" plastic pipe. It has a little pipe inside with a round head but no washer. Could the lack of a washer cause the inability to seal tight or some other cause. Need assistance. We live in the coach and do not have water at this time. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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I would take the old faucet to HD and show them what the old connection looks like and see what adapter you need to hook up the new faucet.
Can you post a picture?

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Old 11-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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cut off a short piece of your 1/2 tubing and take it and the faucet to lowes and they will set you up !
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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I used 2 shut-off adapters, can't remember more, that was 6 months ago. Now the water lines each have a shut-off on the end of the line, which will make repair/replacement in the future a breeze. Our MH has Moen RV faucets everywhere, the kitchen one broke (Moen has a lifetime warranty) I removed it and replaced it with a new, modern looking household one. Then phoned Moen, who sent replacement parts for the old one, I repaired that faucet for future- use at no cost.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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You should find a "Sharkbite" or similar pex fitting to match your faucet to the 1/2" pex. Look in the pex fittings at Lowe's. Shutoffs and all will be there and are a snap (no pun intended) to use.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #6
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One of the first things I changed on my coach was the bathroom faucet. On mine, I used 1/2" female pipe thread to 1/2" barbed male with hose clamps. You can take the fixture over to the fitting section and test the fit, I chose plastic swivel type due to the domed rubber gasket. Worked great.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #7
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Hi,
I am replacing our old kitchen faucet with an American standard bought at Home Depot. The inlets and outlets are very different from the original connections. I am trying to put adapters but cannot find one that won't leak from the inlet 1/2" plastic pipe. It has a little pipe inside with a round head but no washer. Could the lack of a washer cause the inability to seal tight or some other cause. Need assistance. We live in the coach and do not have water at this time. Thanks in advance.

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The fittings on our faucets all have conical rubber washers inside. The lack of a washer is likely the cause of your leaks. Motorhome plumbing is PEX with 1/2" threaded nuts. Faucets are 1/2" male. Washers go inside the nuts.
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I found these fittings from Home Depot worked great. "Sharkbite 1/2" lead-free brass barb X FPT female swivel adapter. Model# UC526LFA. The gasket seats perfect and you can get plenty tight by hand. Bill
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