Question about Plumbing
We had an Ideal Standard single faucet in our kitchen. Its handle fell out. The handle is the one that we push toward right or left to open or close tap water. It was installed on a round cover connected to valve of faucet at side. We tried to screw it back in but the screw thread of the hole on the cover seemed to be too worn to let the handle stay in. Is there any way to fix this apart from replacing the whole faucet? Or is there any place in Auckland, New Zealand where we can buy spare parts? Thanks. David.
All sorts of things come to mind. Get on your computer and track the company and see if they offer replacement parts or an upgrade. Looks like you'll need to drill the hole and retap the threads. OR go down to a Michael's if you have one or any place that would sell wooden dowels. Find one that is a tad larger and whittle it to fit the hole. Use teak or something strong. It won't look stock but if you do it nicely you can stain the wood and make it look good, spray some clear on it to make it water-proof. You can also try running a tap through the threads to see if the threads can be repaired. Long shot but if you are on GREAT terms with the Powers, a small miracle would be nice ... but it CAN HAPPEN> I have run taps through some beaten threads and they have come back to life. The last option would be to have a machine shop make another steel dowel but thread it for the next size up and drill and tap the hole to match.
Posted on Dec 12, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 14, 2016 | Elkay Plumbing
Dec 02, 2015 | American Standard Single Handle Kitchen...
Dec 10, 2014 | Plumbing
Dec 10, 2014 | Plumbing
Dec 08, 2014 | Plumbing
Jan 30, 2014 | American Standard Kitchen Faucet 6310 020...
Jan 25, 2011 | Delta Faucet Delta 470-BL-DST Signature...
Jan 09, 2010 | American Standard Kitchen Faucet 6310 020...
Mar 08, 2009 | American Standard "Ceramix" Single Handle...
51 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!