RESOLVED How/where does one find pipe caps?

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  1. Minni

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    Say you have a Delta faucet + side-sprayer.
    Or a Moen faucet + side-sprayer.
    Or whichever faucet + side sprayer.

    Let's say the sprayer leaks. You decide to rid yourself of it.

    Where do you then shop for a cap, to block off the part which leads to the sprayer?
    From Moen? From Delta? From a supply house?
    What key words to search for it online?
     
  2. breplum

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    Real old brass bodied faucets had stubs where you could cap off the sprayer.
    Supply house and decent hardware stores carry a variety of caps and possibly you need to grab a few different ones.
    They will most likely be 3/8" or smaller.
    The stub would need teflon or joint compound, and note: the threads are not necessarily tapered pipe threads.
    Removing the faucet to match exactly is best, but by then, you would be much better of with a new faucet.
     
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  4. Minni

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    I see - thanks! So assume i buy Blah-Blah faucet via a faucet supply house, that same supply-house should stock pipe-caps that are compatible with the edge of the Blah-Blah sprayer-connection?

    So should i ask them:
    "Do you stock pipe-caps to fit the edge of the Blah-Blah sprayer-connection?"


    And what if they say they don't stock same? What if they're the best source for buying a faucet,
    yet not the best source for buying a matching pipe-cap? So who says i can find another source to help achieve a good match?

    Locally i'd probably get nowhere, so i'd like to know good online sources.
     
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  5. hj

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    IF it is a threaded connection, usually 1/4' IPS, then a supply house will have the cap. IF it is anything else, you only hope is to contact the manufacturer and HOPE they make one, but not usually.
     
  6. Minni

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    Thanks, hj!
     
  7. Tuttles Revenge

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    New faucets don't have threaded hose connectors to the side spray. They've been replaced with quick disconnects. I finally found a faucet on our warehouse shelf with a side spray (almost every kitchen faucet we've sold in the last 10yrs is a pull down) and it was a quick disconnect.

    I looked up a new Moen and found this in their parts breakdown.

    https://www.moen.com/products/Moen/Moen_HydrolockR_Hose_Spray_Kit/136102

    I think they make plugs that fit into the quick disconnect port, but it would certainly have to come from Moen.
     
  8. Minni

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    Yes, i found out from Moen that they include a sprayer plug.
    RESOLVED.
     
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