Question about American Standard Home
The cold water faucet on our bidet keeps running - even when the water shut off valve at the base of the bidet is turned off. I'd like to fix it myself, and started taking the handle off, but didn't know how to proceed from there.
If you've tried turning off both shutoffs underneath and water still runs, then the shutoffs are also likely worn out and need to be replaced. If there is no way to shut off from that point, then the only other option is to have somebody turn off all water in the house near your water meter or main water line. In many places, hardware stores will sell something called a "water shutoff key", but depending on your location, it may have a different local name.
Once water is off to the whole house, turn the hot water on somewhere in the house to reduce pressure from your water heater before replacing your faucet and shutoff valves.
It is a good idea to take one of your old water shutoffs with you to a hardware store to make sure the new one would fit propperly.
If you know somebody who can take apart the faucets to check and replace just the washers, then it could be fixed with even less expense, if you would not rather replace the faucet with a new one that will last longer.
Posted on Oct 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Those new faucets generally have a lower water pressure due to legislation passed in 2007 that reduced that maximum allowable gpm (gallons per minute). I hate to tell anyone this but there is little if anything you can do. First of all, make sure the shut-off valves are open completely. I know that sounds elementary but I've seen it a bunch of times.
Also check to see if the aerator is blocked with a bit of debris.....unlikely if the flow is uniform but still an easy fix.
Hope I didn't break your spirit too much....
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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