Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-02-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
Full Time Adventurer
 
BoldAdventure's Avatar
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
Nomadic , USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,743
Thumbs up Installing a Kitchen Faucet - 27 FB International

Did not like the factory Moen faucet that came with our Airstream. Wife wanted something with a little more height that still matched has that "Airstream feel".

Purchased from Overstock a VIGO Stainless Steel pull down kitchen faucet. Height is 17 inches, over 30 inches of retractable cord. Weighs surprisingly less than the original Moen unit.



Installation was a breeze, but I was surprised how the Moen was hooked up.



With 1/2 threads. So I used BrassCraft #73 1/2 push connect to 3/8 outlet.



Just cut off my old connectors and put on the new ones, which also have shut off valves.



Installed the new faucet, tightened up the nut, and then installed my hoses. I like to use a little thread tape. Afterwards, cut the water back on and checked for leaks.



Happy results seen here:



__________________

__________________
Family of 4 living, working & exploring the USA in our Airstream.
OUR BLOG | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
BoldAdventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
Mowabb's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB International
North Salt Lake , Utah
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 24
Well done!


2014 International Signature 27FB Onyx Edition
__________________

__________________
2014 International Onyx 27FB
Mowabb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 02:38 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
Darlington , South Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 55
If I can't get my old Moen M7500 repaired on my '78 Sovereign 31', I stealing your idea! Hope you don't mind and thanks for posting!
__________________
jrussjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 05:49 PM   #4
Full Time Adventurer
 
BoldAdventure's Avatar
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
Nomadic , USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,743
PS: For future reference to anyone, that faucet from Overstock was garbage. You get what you pay for, lesson learned.

I purchased a new one from Home Depot about a month and half later. We've had no issues since.

__________________
Family of 4 living, working & exploring the USA in our Airstream.
OUR BLOG | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
BoldAdventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 02:02 PM   #5
Wheels Itch)(Must Travel
 
az-streamer's Avatar
 
2014 25' FB Flying Cloud
- east coastal area - , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 385
Images: 20
replacement kitchen faucet

boldadventure - the new faucet looks real nice!

we also changed our faucet from the 'shortie' one supplied by the factory.
it has made a huge difference.

for those of you thinking about it - it was a relatively easy DIY project. there might be a few new adapter / connector bits needed - but nothing that cannot be gotten at your local ACE Hardware.

a few recommentdations:

make sure the new faucet has a base plate large enough to cover whatever holes are revealed when the old faucet is removed

a pull down head is a big help

make sure the new faucet swivels out of the way when necessary

turn on water to test for leaks under pressure. leave on overnight with some sort of catch container under it - just in case it does leak.

check every so often after travel since fittings can bounce loose.

Click image for larger version

Name:	105_5189.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	288.0 KB
ID:	251433

Click image for larger version

Name:	105_5190.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	318.9 KB
ID:	251434

Click image for larger version

Name:	105_5191.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	299.9 KB
ID:	251435

Click image for larger version

Name:	105_5192.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	331.4 KB
ID:	251436
__________________
az-streamer
Jon & Deb
Phoebe & Ellis - Airstreaming Mini-Schauzers

FCU WBCCI #1601
* * * * * * *
I Donít Always Pull A Trailer
But When I Do - I Pull An Airstream
Keep Moving My Friends
az-streamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 09:55 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
2012 27' FB International
Boulder , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoldAdventure View Post
PS: For future reference to anyone, that faucet from Overstock was garbage. You get what you pay for, lesson learned.

I purchased a new one from Home Depot about a month and half later. We've had no issues since.

What issues did you have that caused you to replace the Vigo? What did you replace it with? Price difference? Easy install?
__________________

__________________
motozen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing kitchen faucet Campn4fun Fresh Water Systems 2 08-19-2004 03:40 PM
single hole faucet for kitchen sink IPM Airstream Motorhome Forums 8 08-10-2004 08:17 AM
Installed new kitchen faucet! Stefrobrts Fresh Water Systems 18 07-17-2004 12:33 AM
kitchen faucet leaking Stefrobrts Fresh Water Systems 10 03-16-2004 10:44 AM
Kitchen Faucet Repair niftypkg Sinks, Showers & Toilets 13 09-27-2002 06:02 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.