Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2009, 05:25 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
Plumbing 101

When our sprayer starting leaking, I looked at where it was attached to the faucet and decided I wasn't going to be able to get to it. We were on the way to JC anyway and they fixed it. I believe ours started leaking because I didn't get all the water out of it when I was winterizing and I won't make that mistake again.

When you install a sink, install the faucet, water lines and sprayer first—it's a lot easier. But that's doesn't help you at all now. I believe there's a special wrench for this problem, but I can't remember the name for it. Check at a good hardware store. The sprayer seemed to me to be as cheap a one as could be found.

I usually end up doing the following whenever I have to deal with something attached to a sink faucet: Try to get my head and both arms under the sink. First put a towel down under my back to cushion the pain from the sharp edge of the shelf. Try to maneuver a channel lock pliers into the space and not drop it on my head. Call my wife to bring me the flashlight I forgot. Drop the flashlight on my head. Try to prop the flashlight up somewhere so I can see what I'm doing. Drop the channel locks next to my head where I can't reach it. Pull my body out and pick up the channel locks, reset the flashlight, get under the sink again. Try to get the channel locks on the nut, but it's adjusted wrong, so try to maneuver it so I can readjust it. Try to get it on the nut with one hand (other arm is usually jammed against something and can't move) and turn the nut. The nut may stick, but calling it bad names helps release it. Usually it can be turned only about 1/8 turn, so after many times dropping the channel locks, readjusting the channel locks, feeling the edge of shelf cutting into my back, I get it loose and water drips down on my face. Promise to buy the right tool next time, a promise I know I will not keep. During this job, many four letter words are necessary to relieve the mental damage this process brings. To install new sprayer, reverse process, or install a plug in the hole and never worry about the sprayer breaking again.

If you can't fit in the space, find a small woman or a child to do it. You may have to offer them a lot of money, chocolate or toys.

I hope this helps.

Gene
__________________

__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 05:40 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
easyride's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1973 27' Overlander
1963 19' Globetrotter
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,259
Images: 1
Moen leak

Quote:
Originally Posted by 86Scotty View Post
I just replaced the cartridge today on my Moen mixer kitchen faucet (73 Sovereign) and it still leaks! I've done several of these cartridges so i know i got it in right. Hot and Cold function properly, and no leaks underneath, but i have a leak at the base, leaking onto the kitchen counter, and i have a drip from the faucet as well, every couple of seconds. Are there some other O-rings i need to replace somewhere?

thanks
Ok,the leak around the base would be the o-rings,there are 2 of them top and bottom,apply a little water proof grease to them and the faucet will swing a lot easier.Now the leak thru the faucet,if it had been leaking a long time then the brass could be grooved,or when you took out the old cartridge did everything come out with it,I`ve seen just a little piece of rubber stay in there and cause a leak.Yes it is a Chateau,but they haven`t made that particular one in many years.The main bidy of it is flat on one side,and the sink has the hole with a place for that spot to fit.
If you must change the faucet,rip the top of it off,you will never be able to get the nut off the bottom.To install a new faucet,you must make the hole round[if you must get that far you will see what I am talking about].
Go ahead and call Moen,then at least you will have a spare cartridge,or a new faucet if it won`t quit leaking. Dave
__________________

__________________
easyride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 05:43 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
easyride's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1973 27' Overlander
1963 19' Globetrotter
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,259
Images: 1
Tight spots

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrawfordGene View Post
When our sprayer starting leaking, I looked at where it was attached to the faucet and decided I wasn't going to be able to get to it. We were on the way to JC anyway and they fixed it. I believe ours started leaking because I didn't get all the water out of it when I was winterizing and I won't make that mistake again.

When you install a sink, install the faucet, water lines and sprayer first—it's a lot easier. But that's doesn't help you at all now. I believe there's a special wrench for this problem, but I can't remember the name for it. Check at a good hardware store. The sprayer seemed to me to be as cheap a one as could be found.

I usually end up doing the following whenever I have to deal with something attached to a sink faucet: Try to get my head and both arms under the sink. First put a towel down under my back to cushion the pain from the sharp edge of the shelf. Try to maneuver a channel lock pliers into the space and not drop it on my head. Call my wife to bring me the flashlight I forgot. Drop the flashlight on my head. Try to prop the flashlight up somewhere so I can see what I'm doing. Drop the channel locks next to my head where I can't reach it. Pull my body out and pick up the channel locks, reset the flashlight, get under the sink again. Try to get the channel locks on the nut, but it's adjusted wrong, so try to maneuver it so I can readjust it. Try to get it on the nut with one hand (other arm is usually jammed against something and can't move) and turn the nut. The nut may stick, but calling it bad names helps release it. Usually it can be turned only about 1/8 turn, so after many times dropping the channel locks, readjusting the channel locks, feeling the edge of shelf cutting into my back, I get it loose and water drips down on my face. Promise to buy the right tool next time, a promise I know I will not keep. During this job, many four letter words are necessary to relieve the mental damage this process brings. To install new sprayer, reverse process, or install a plug in the hole and never worry about the sprayer breaking again.

If you can't fit in the space, find a small woman or a child to do it. You may have to offer them a lot of money, chocolate or toys.

I hope this helps.

Gene
And everyone thinks plumbers charge too much.Dave
__________________
easyride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Bargain price on the wrench Dave recommends - they're usually like $34.

They do still hurt however when you drop it on your head.....

Ridgid 1010 Basin Wrench
__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 10:09 PM   #19
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by 86Scotty View Post
I just replaced the cartridge today on my Moen mixer kitchen faucet (73 Sovereign) and it still leaks! I've done several of these cartridges so i know i got it in right. Hot and Cold function properly, and no leaks underneath, but i have a leak at the base, leaking onto the kitchen counter, and i have a drip from the faucet as well, every couple of seconds. Are there some other O-rings i need to replace somewhere?

thanks
I just did the cartridge in my '74 Sovereign, and the only thing I could mention is that I don't remember if the new cartridge came with the two "O" rings that are right underneath the outer barrel. They are the first things you see when the handle and spout is removed. One at the top of the brass barrel, one at the bottom.

There was some silicone grease supplied with your new cartridge that should also be used on those two rings as well, and I recall Moen telling me to take an old toothbrush and scrub out the spout barrel briskly with white vinegar to remove the crust that accumulates with age.

You should have done that on the inside of the main pipe as well, after removing the old cartridge and before installing the new cartridge. You need to soak that passage in white vinegar for 20 minutes, then scrub it with that same toothbrush, finally shoot it out with cold water for at least 10 seconds to get rid of the calcified crust in there.

A bucket or a large baggie will direct the water into the sink.

Last thing is: are you sure that the tap handle got seated properly when you reassembled it? It took a couple of trys on mine, and the way to tell is if the tap handle is reallly loose.

Failing all that, the 800 number for Moen brings you great advice...
__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 11:08 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
rustyrivet's Avatar
 
2005 22' Safari
Gresham , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 73
I have replaced the "O" rings, the filter and the core unit, and still have a leak.I have also replaced the little battery in the end of the faucet. It(the leak) appears to start out on the tongue of the faucet and leak down to the base where it collects. I have now replaced everything in the faucet so I don't know what to do next. We have been placing a towel under the faucet to catch the water and trying to live with it. jc
__________________

__________________
rustyrivet 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 Moen Cartridge on Shower Faucet Derin_Don Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 17 10-20-2016 03:23 PM
Moen Puretouch Galley Faucet BoJo Fresh Water Systems 5 03-01-2009 07:44 AM
'77 Moen faucet parts LI Pets Fresh Water Systems 6 12-18-2006 10:26 AM
2006 Classic Moen Faucet Filter Pappy Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 18 10-02-2006 11:54 AM
Delta Faucet instead of the old Moen okay? 73ANDY Sinks, Showers & Toilets 7 05-01-2003 07:21 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:39 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.