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Old 12-06-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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I have heard from several different people that faucets from big box stores wont work for RV's. Why wont they work? Water pressure??
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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I have heard from several different people that faucets from big box stores wont work for RV's. Why wont they work? Water pressure??
You heard wrong.

One of the largest brands of faucets has been used for many years by Airstream, that's also used in homes.

Check out the Moen faucets.

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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First, I have not tried. But I don't see why not. There was an interesting thread a while ago about a Moen kitchen faucet with a built in filter cartridge that if I remember right some newer Airstreams have installed.
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I think big box (Home Depot, etc.) faucets will work, they need an adapter to be compatable with the existing Airstream plumbing.
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Can't comment on your question, but I can tell you that the ones that came with your trailer are probably made by Moen, and are covered by a life-time guarantee. Here is a link to the work I did on the one in our sink: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f221...tml#post701650 The "big box" store guy gave us the parts for free!

We had a leak in the sink one right off the bat when we bought it, and it was a heck of a job repairing it, but it is probably good for another 35 years, and we like the way it looks.

The popular-price ones from the "big box" stores won't last anywhere near that, IMHO (In My Humble Opinion).

But I can't imagine why they wouldn't work in a TT... A tap is a tap, and the ones in our TT are exactly like you would have seen in a house 35 years ago.
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I think big box (Home Depot, etc.) faucets will work, they need an adapter to be compatable with the existing Airstream plumbing.
The plumbing in yout TT is copper, Cynthia, and will need to be cut and have have a flared fitting used to connect to a new tap. You can see from the link I posted above that there are no "screw-on" fittings that modern taps use on your trailer's taps.

This is only about a 4 or 5 on a scale of 10 difficulty. You have already done much harder stuff.
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The plumbing in yout TT is copper, Cynthia, and will need to be cut and have have a flared fitting used to connect to a new tap. You can see from the link I posted above that there are no "screw-on" fittings that modern taps use on your trailer's taps.

This is only about a 4 or 5 on a scale of 10 difficulty. You have already done much harder stuff.
Aage, Im replacing everything copper with PEX Will I still need an adapter?
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Aage, Im replacing everything copper with PEX Will I still need an adapter?
Nope, not at all. Just the right sized screw-on end.

Say, when are you going to post a few new photos of your trayla? You seem to have been doing a TON of work on it lately!!
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One of the first mods that I did to our trailer was to change the bathroom faucet to a single-handle. Has worked great for the past 14 months, and is much more convenient to use.

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Nope, not at all. Just the right sized screw-on end.

Say, when are you going to post a few new photos of your trayla? You seem to have been doing a TON of work on it lately!!
Rin Tin Tin is not in photogentic shape..naked mostly.
All of the kitchen down along curb side is out.Sold the kitchen cabinet. All of the bath is out and taking over my garage .
Redesigning all the cabinets and reworking the bath to replace all the plastic (not my style). We will see how long my patience works with all the plastic in my garage The weather here is not ideal and I feel as though Im trapped indoors. HELP...pray for sunshine and blue skies
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One of the first mods that I did to our trailer was to change the bathroom faucet to a single-handle. Has worked great for the past 14 months, and is much more convenient to use.

Ron
Ron,
Do you think single handles are the way to go? Still in the planning/design
process. Im not sure what works better. Thanks, Cynthia
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Any faucet that that fits the holes where your old faucet was will work . It just a matter of what you like and want to spend. As far as hooking it up ,again that is a matter of preference as there are usually multiple ways to do the same plumbing job. I like to stick with major brands and simple hook ups so things are easy to repair. The products available in the big box stores make it easy. Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember sometimes the the neighborhood hardware store guys really are experts and its worth the extra dollar or two to shop with them. Most of the time the help in the big box store is lucky to even find you the product let alone tell you how to install it.
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Any faucet that that fits the holes where your old faucet was will work . It just a matter of what you like and want to spend.

Most of the time the help in the big box store is lucky to even find you the product let alone tell you how to install it.
REALLY good to know that the faucets wont impede the design.
I assume its the same with the shower fixture??

Yes, I spend a split amount of time at Lowes and HD. My experience with Lowes is better. They seem so much more helpful and attentive. HD's associates seem to be as elusive as a Texas Horned Toad and if you need a lot loader...even more so.
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While we are talking about faucets, how about bathroom faucets with a built in shower head, anybody find a nice stylish design of one of these that doesn't brake the bank?

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