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Kohler Coralais Faucet Troubleshooting and Repair Guide

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One quite popular kitchen faucet in America is the Kohler Coralais single handle kitchen faucet. Actually Kohler has a wide variety of designs available, but many of them use the same cartridge. Kohler kitchen faucets utilize a ceramic disc cartridge which will not wear out by itself, but sediment can sometimes get in the cartridge and scratch it or cause it crack. The main problem […]

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Repairing a Delta single-lever kitchen faucet

Delta single-lever kitchen faucet

The most common kitchen faucet in America for the past 50 years or so has without a doubt been the Delta single lever kitchen faucet. I have seen and repaired more of these faucets by far than any other faucet. If you know what you are doing, the repair is quit easy and this guide will show you how to repair a delta single handle […]

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Kohler Coralais Kitchen Faucet Troubleshooting & Repair Guide

Kohler Coralais Kitchen Faucet

One quite popular kitchen faucet in America is the Kohler Coralais single handle kitchen faucet. Actually Kohler has a wide variety of designs available, but many of them use the same cartridge. Kohler kitchen faucets utilize a ceramic disc cartridge which will not wear out by itself, but sediment can sometimes get in the cartridge and scratch it or cause it crack. The main problem […]

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High Pressure Shower Heads for low pressure problems

Chrome High Pressure Shower Head

Low water pressure at the shower head is a common complaint. If youve ever had low shower pressure before you know what I mean. Not being able to rinse properly, or just feeling like your shower is dribbling out so weak, and taking forever to wash your hair is annoying. If you have low shower pressure problems, the FIRST thing you want to check is […]

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Repairing a Delta two handle faucet

Delta two handle faucet

Repairing a Delta two handle faucet is a bit different than repairing a single lever faucet. The two handle faucets have stems instead of a rotating ball. The stems swivel to on and off as they are turned. You can buy a pair of the Delta stems, washers and springs as a pack for a complete repair on your drippy double handle faucet. As always, […]

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Delta Monitor Shower Faucet Troubleshooting & Repair Guide

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The Delta Monitor tub & shower faucet is a very common single handle pressure balancing shower faucet that requires a cartridge replacement to repair a drippy shower. The Delta Monitor shower faucet uses a Delta Monitor 1400 cartridge or 1700 cartridge depending on the series. The Delta Monitor valve is an anti-scald pressure balancing design that is a safety and comfort feature to prevent wild […]

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Kohler Coralais Rite Temp Shower Valve Troubleshooting & Repair Guide

coralias shower

The Kohler Coralais K-304 Tub & Shower Valve is a very common single handle pressure balancing shower faucet that requires a cartridge replacement to repair a drippy shower. The Kohler Coralais shower faucet uses a Kohler Rite Temp cartridge, which stands for the anti-scald pressure balancing design. of this shower faucet that is a safety and comfort feature to prevent wild temperature fluctuations. The Kohler […]

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Kohler Rite Temp Shower Valve Repair Guide

Kohler Rite Temp Shower Valve

The Kohler Rite Temp Tub & Shower Valve is a very common single handle pressure balancing shower faucet that requires a cartridge replacement to repair a drippy shower. The Rite Temp stands for the anti-scald pressure balancing design of this shower faucet that is a safety and comfort feature to prevent wild temperature fluctuations. The Kohler model # for this valve is K-304. There are […]

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Delta Monitor Shower Faucet Repair

Delta Monitor Shower Faucet

How to replace the cartridge on a Delta Monitor 1400 series shower valve. First, you must turn the water off to the shower valve, which usually means shutting down the water to the whole house. Then take off the finish cover cap, and use an allen key or screwdriver to remove the set screw located on the side of the handle. After the set screw […]

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Repairing a leaky water shutoff valve

water shutoff valve

Fixture shutoff valves can often become useless, as they get old. They can easily become corroded and seized up, or the washer can become brittle and deteriorate. Either way, the shutoff valve will not work, or worse it can start to leak and cause property damage. Replacing the shutoff valve requires cutting into the potable water system, and so it is best to hire a […]

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