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Archive for July 19th, 2016

American Standard Faucet O-Ring Replacement

The never-sufficiently-to-be-damned O-rings in the kitchen’s American Standard faucet wore out again; the faucet spout went from a tolerable piddle to a major flow over the course of a few weeks.

The inner circumference of the bottom O-ring had most of the wear:

American Standard faucet - worn lower o-ring

American Standard faucet – worn lower o-ring

In cross-section, it’s more of a D-ring:

American Standard faucet - worn lower o-ring - section

American Standard faucet – worn lower o-ring – section

Once again, I soaked the spout & pillar in vinegar to remove the mineral deposits (despite the soft water), gave them a light sanding with 800 grit paper to regularize the surfaces, cleaned everything up, lubed it with petroleum jelly, and it’s all good.

Disassembly and replacement went smoothly, mostly because I could look up what I did before and avoid all the usual mistakes.

 

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