Peerless kitchen faucet leaking at base of spout!!!

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  1. nards01

    nards01 New Member

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    I have an older model (model # unknown) Peerless two handle faucet that is leaking at the base of the the spout. I assume that the o-rings need replaced. But, there is a cap on the top of the spout neck that appears to screw off so that you can remove the spout to get to the o-rings. I tried using a monkey wrench but it won't loosen. I'm afraid of turning it too hard for fear of damaging it. Is it possible that it is a reverse thread?? Any suggestions - I'd appreciate it. Also, if you are familiar with this unit maybe you can provide me with model number. THANK YOU in advance for any help.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    IT unscrews in the normal direction. The model is immaterial, they only have one "O" ring kit for it. It uses DELTA "O" rings.
  3. nards01

    nards01 New Member

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    HJ - thanks for your response. One other question - if I attempt to unscrew the cap will too much pressure cause damage. Is cranking a monkey wrench on it about the only way to get the cap off??
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Usually, but it is seldom that tight unless water was leaking at the top and getting into the threads.
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