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Old 02-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Leaking kitchen faucet

I have a 2004 Gulfstream Sun Voyager. The kitchen faucet is leaking out of the base onto the top of the counter. Due to the cabinet style I am unable to access the faucet from underneath. Does anyone know how to repair this or replace the faucet?
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Mine was close quarters but I sat on the steps and reached in and removed faucet. Only way I could do it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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I have a 2004 Gulfstream Sun Voyager. The kitchen faucet is leaking out of the base onto the top of the counter. Due to the cabinet style I am unable to access the faucet from underneath. Does anyone know how to repair this or replace the faucet?
Post a picture. If you stick the camera into whatever space is below the faucet you can usually get a decent picture of pipes and fasteners.

BTW, my faucet leaked onto the mounting bolts for quite a while (before I bought it) and rusted the nuts so badly I wound up peeling the faucet base up with visegrips and cutting the bolts from the top with a Dremel tool with abrasive cutoff wheels.
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A photo would help, I've never seen a sink that had the cabinets built around it. It might take some gymnastics, but with lights, mirror, a basin wrench, and patience they usually all come out. The point made by bruceisla is smart, the quicker you try, the less corrosion to deal with.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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There are only a few places on the faucet that can leak. Most RV installers are not plumbers and therefore do not seal the installation correctly.
The "O" rings on the spout could be worn. If the faucet has "O" rings on the stems they could be worn. If the faucet has cartridges instead of washers then they could be leaking. Get the parts needed and repair from the top.

If you are going to replace the faucet then get the best one you can afford. Get a national brand that you will always be able to purchase parts for.

My choice would be Moen. Guaranteed for life and give supurbe service. Mine are now 7 years old and I have yet to repair them and I am a full timer. Yes they are expensive compared to other brands but they are worth it. Do not buy them from a big box store but from a plumbing supply as there is a quality difference.
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The magic ward is patience

I agree with thread #4 just take your time.
Just a thought.
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Thanks for the help.

With a little patience, some twisting and turning, we have been able to remove the faucet. Will be replacing with a new one. Thanks for your response and the helpful information.

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