Leaking Cold Water/Beverage Faucet

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  1. AlGreen

    AlGreen Member

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    The faucet for our filtered water is wet where the spout meets the base. As you can see, it's been this way a while, hence the corrosion. Is there an internal washer at the leaking point that can be replaced? Trying to find out before I bother taking it apart vs. just buying a new faucet.


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  2. dj2

    dj2 In the Trades

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    Try fixing it by taking it apart first to see which part failed.
    What brand is it. Do you have your original faucet diagram?
    Plan B: replace.
     
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  4. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

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    There are two kinds of faucets, one is just a faucet and the other is for RO systems. You usually won't find parts for these. They are priced from about $50-$100 and it look new. As you stated, perhaps too much corrosion. If it is an RO faucet, google APEX Water and cold water dispenser.
     
  5. AlGreen

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    Thanks guys. The faucet was here in the house when we moved in six years ago. No marking on it that I can see. It has a single line of plastic tubing running to it from a filter inline with the cold water in the basement. (Not RO.)

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    I've been looking for replacement faucets, but it's been tough finding one with the design you see in the first photo--most are more modern looking and won't go with our kitchen.
     
  6. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

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    You probably know that it is the standard 10" filter housing. Everybody under the sun sold them. I sold hundreds of them at Sears and they still can be bought. The only difference might be color and the printed label. Some have a clear plastic jar. I believe they were originally made by Ametek and that division were sold a few times in the past twenty years.
     
  7. AlGreen

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    Yep, it's one of those 10" filter housings.

    So sounds like repair of the current faucet isn't an option, and I should look for a new one. Even though I don't have an RO system, it seems that the type designed for that is ok, since that's what I have now, i.e. one line and no air vent. Is that right?
     
  8. GL77

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    Those faucets often come in a set with the filter. They can be pretty cheaply made. You can find replacements by searching for 'beverage faucet.' There are quite a few in different styles, many are really cheap. Delta and other suppliers have beverage faucets that are quite a bit pricier and better made.
     
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