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imanogre

join:2005-11-29
Smyrna, GA

[Plumbing] About to install the GF's new faucet

Hello everyone, I'm about to install a Moen 5995CSL faucet.

Linky:
»www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003RY···F8&psc=1

So, my question is I've seen this done once before, and It seems fairly easy but other then plumber's tape on all connections, is there anything I can do to make sure this thing never leaks, or is installed properly..... or any gotchas that may come to bite me in the butt?

Thanks in advance.

zach3
Zach
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join:2000-05-04
Saint Louis, MO

[Plumbing] Re: About to install the GF's new faucet

Hire a Plumber!!!


Msradell
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join:2008-12-25
Louisville, KY
reply to imanogre
A job like that is normally pretty straightforward and shouldn't be a big problem. You mentioned plumbers tape, by which I'm assuming your meaning Teflon tape is definitely needed but the actual connection to the bottom of the faucet may be a compression fitting and if it is you shouldn't use Teflon tape but it!


cybersaga

join:2011-12-19
Welland, ON
Looking at the instructions from the Moen site, it looks pretty easy. No teflon tape needed at all. Looks like there's a quick connect fitting, and the water supply hoses usually have rubber washers in them, so you don't need anything there.

Looks like they made it very easy for a non-plumber to do. Just follow the instructions and you should be fine. Just make sure the connections are tight.


imanogre

join:2005-11-29
Smyrna, GA
No tape needed.... sweet! Thanks.


imanogre

join:2005-11-29
Smyrna, GA

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reply to imanogre
She was happy. Pics attached




RipTides

join:2002-05-25
Dallas, GA
reply to imanogre
Great job. Most sink fixtures have come down to..
if you can tighten a water hose.. you can install this!! ...

just did a sink for a niece at a house they recently moved into that another family member is renting to them and paid for some repairs, one being a new bathroom vanity/faucet. Took me all of 10min to throw the fixture together and mount the surface to the cabinet.


Rickkins

join:2004-04-05
Mtl, Canada
reply to imanogre
Always use teflon tape, no exceptions. I do this crap for a living, and the teflon tape ensures no leaking, and no worries.


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said by Rickkins:

Always use teflon tape, no exceptions. I do this crap for a living, and the teflon tape ensures no leaking, and no worries.

You don't use it on flange fittings; not what it is designed for.

Nothing on that faucet would use it.
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HarryH3
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reply to Rickkins
said by Rickkins:

Always use teflon tape, no exceptions. I do this crap for a living, and the teflon tape ensures no leaking, and no worries.

The threads on a compression fitting don't create the seal. They only apply pressure to the actual seal, which is the junction of the faces of the compression ring and flare. The only thing Teflon tape will do on such a fitting is to make it somewhat easier to turn the wrench.

Save your Teflon tape for threaded pipe fittings.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to imanogre

Re: [Plumbing] About to install the GF's new faucet

Get one of these if you don't already have one it will make your life easier.

»www.amazon.com/TEKTON-2672-12-In···k+wrench
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cybersaga

join:2011-12-19
Welland, ON
Brilliant!!!

I didn't know those existed.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
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I've installed faucets without one before and it takes about 10 times as long to do it without one.
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