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Old 01-15-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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replacing kitchen faucet

Is there any specific kitchen faucet I should get to replace the one I already have that looks like a moen with the single handle. I hardly get any water pressure from it and it is rough when you swing it from side to side. I want to know if a larger and taller one would look right or should I just get a replica of the one I have now. Also the finish is pitted or I would just change the cartridge. The bathroom ones work ok and the finish is liveable.
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Nothing odd, simply pull out the old one and take it with you, find one that is same size and looks good.
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I have replaced my kitchen faucet with a good one I bought at "Lowes Depot". Usually the worst part is crawling in under the sink specially if you have a "Mature" body. Be sure you have a basin wrench to reach the nuts.
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One gotcha though. I bought a nice one from WM for $80. Had a hose wrapped in chrome looking something that I could pull out the head and rinse my vegis but what I didn't know is that there was a one-way valve in the connection to the existing plumbing. When I went to winterize those valves left some water in there. Pretty exciting when I turned on the water the next spring. Damage too.

So, whatever you get, check that and just pull them out if your new faucet has them. They aren't necessary in a small system like an RV.
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I have replaced my kitchen faucet with a good one I bought at "Lowes Depot". Usually the worst part is crawling in under the sink specially if you have a "Mature" body. Be sure you have a basin wrench to reach the nuts.
I, too, went to Lowe's and found a standard kitchen faucet that "looked" right for the style of the RV interior. It is of much better quality than the one it replaced. Mahon is right, us old mature folks have a difficult time installing stuff under an RV kitchen countertop, but it's doable.
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One gotcha though. I bought a nice one from WM for $80. Had a hose wrapped in chrome looking something that I could pull out the head and rinse my vegis but what I didn't know is that there was a one-way valve in the connection to the existing plumbing. When I went to winterize those valves left some water in there. Pretty exciting when I turned on the water the next spring. Damage too.

So, whatever you get, check that and just pull them out if your new faucet has them. They aren't necessary in a small system like an RV.

Did you not use pink stuff,(rv antifreeze) and run it through your plumbing lines when winterizing or am I missing something?
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I never use the pink stuff in the water supply, just in the drains. I always blow out the lines. Yes, the pink stuff may have prevented the damage...but, this was up in Alaska and it spent the winter in -60F temps and the pink stuff (up there) is only good down to -40F.

If I'd seen the valves and removed them, it would have been fine.
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Replaced our Newmar kitchen faucet from Costco and only thing is I had to add to the length of either the hot or cold water line. Measure to make sure the length will work. Better faucet then Newmar puts in their Essex's.
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