Archive for May 30th, 2011

American Standard Kitchen Faucet: Rotation Thereof

One evening I noticed that the kitchen faucet handle was skewed far off to one side and didn’t rotate to the other side as it should. I took the thing apart and found the whole pedestal was rotated:

Rotated kitchen faucet - top

Rotated kitchen faucet - top

It turns out that the screws on the clamping ring below the sink had worked loose over the last decade or so, allowing the pedestal to rotate just a wee bit as we swung the spout from basin to basin.

Kitchen faucet clamping ring

Kitchen faucet clamping ring

Of course it only rotated a little bit in one direction and never the other way…

I epoxied that aluminum plate when I installed the faucet, because the stainless steel sink top seemed too flexy. The plate stiffened it right up and it’s been fine ever since.

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