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Old 09-26-2002, 02:16 PM   #1
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I noticed water leaking out of the kitchen faucet near the head. Before I take it apart, has anyone repaired one of them on a Overlander?? Tom
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Old 09-26-2002, 02:35 PM   #2
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I don't have an Overlander, but a Tradewind. I would imagine that the faucets would be the same. Mine was leaking from 2 places, one ( still leaking when turned on) is where the spout meets the body of the faucet, the other were the valves.
After turning off the water and removing the handles, one can quickly remove the plunger type valve inserts. There are 2 seals on each insert.
I spent several hours ona Saturday at Lowe's and Home Depot, but no seals were available to fit the faucet. I bought 2 new valve inserts to make the faucet work, but it was a fix I regret. I should have bought a new faucet right away instead of messing with it. Now it will not leak from the valves, but the spout still leaks, and although it works, it looks bad because the new inserts don't fir the chrome cover. So, if your faucet is still original, then I would recommend for you to find a pleasing new one and replace the entire thing. You might remove the faucet first and take it to the plumbing place to have it match as close as possible.
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Yes I have! I ended up replacing with new faucet,
cost about 20 dollars from Home depot. I bought the flexible stainless steel hoses and used compression fittings. Total cost of job about 40 dollars.

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Perfect!

Looks great. I spent moe than 40 bucks in parts and gas, guaranteed, and I am not happy with how my repair ended up looking, plus ony half the problem got solved. I failed miserably!!
I like to cook, so I would pick a faucet with an pull out type extension hose in the top, so I can fill large pots with water, as for Pasta etc. I hope there is room under the sink for this type of faucet.
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Thanks, I knew I came to the right forum!! Too bad, I am amazed that the faucet chrome is in such great shape after 30+ years. Smily, the faucet I see in your pix looks really good. Tom
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What you describe is what I ended up installing. I liked the one in the MH so well I put one in the house too. The hose does not take up much room and the pull out is nice for filling a pot on the counter instaed of in the sink. iThis one is a Moen, and runs $70.00 or less at lowes.
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I like it!

Brett, this is exactomundo what I want. I wonder if one of these would fit the cutouts in my 1971 countertop. It looks like you have a new countertop in this picture. We have this kind of faucet in out home kitchen, and it's great to have the hose, plus the stream/spray function.
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Uwe,

In your 71 is it a single faucet it can fit that hole. If your faucet fits on the sink flange there is a cover plate included. So either way you win! If you are mounting it in the countertop (single hole) you will more than likely need to enlarge the hole.

Good eye on the new counter, the old one was lime green and made me ill to cook on. Besides the stove had been removed and a rube goldberg patch had been put in it's place. Now I have lots of room and I am searching for the best deal on a 2 burner gas model to install so I keep all of the excess counter space.
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My faucet is in the countertop, in front of a street side window. I would enlage the hole if possible. I think there are 3 holes, if I am not mistaken. Hopefully the new faucet will have a cover so to cover the extra holes.
My countertops are pale yellow with a tiny grey pattern in it, actually not too bad for what we have in mind with the trailer.
2 burner stove tops might be hard to find, most of the ones I have seen were 3 burner units.
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I have my eye on a Kitchenaid one that is two burner and comes with the LP jet/regulator intalled. It costs just as much as a 4 burner but is only 15 inches wide. I keep waiting for them to discontinue it or replace it with a new model so the price will drop. I have looked at the Princess that is in the "new" airstreams but I like the look of the Kitchenaid and I think it will hold up well. You should be able to install this faucet in place of the old one without much of a problem. The faucet instalation instructions are a huge scanned file, but the model number is 87315 or 67315 series. If you need more info let me know I am happy to help.
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Tom,
My OEM Moen faucet leaked just like yours and it only took new Orings. Less then one dollar.
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Randy, I took off the lever and I see a knurled ring that looks like removed it give access to the o rings?? I also see the lever plunger in the middle where the lever screw is inserted. Shall I screw it up?? Ha! Tom
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Yes, unscrew that knurled nut and pull the cartridge out. You should see three o-rings. Carry them to the hardware store and match them. A new Moen cartridge is available also. I think they are about $20 but I would try the o-rings first. Don't forget to turn the water supply off before you pull the cartridge!
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Randy, did that. But I did not remove the plunger, yet. I just happen to have the two large 'o' seals in my shop waiting thiry years for this occasion. Next I'll tackle the plunger, now that I'm an expert. Thanks. Tom
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