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Old 02-22-2021, 03:45 AM   #1
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Kitchen Faucet

Hello: 2019 Jayco 264BH kitchen faucet failed during Texas cold front. Planning on replacing faucet and would like some suggestions:

1. Flair-it connectors, Shark Bite or regular pex connectors?

2. Any recommended brand of faucet? My counter only has 2 holes.

3. Advice on how to install Flair-its, do you have to warm the line to get them to push in?

4. Anyone have a part number on Flair-it straight 1/2 inch swivels if I go that route?

5. Can I use standard replacement water supply line 1/2 from Home Depot? I have one of these: Click Seal 1/2 in. x 1/2 in. x 30 in. Push-to-Connect Straight Stop Faucet Connector https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

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Koopster,

I'm a winter Texan, not too far from you in Kerrville, and I'm still without power. Been running off my generator for over a week. Now that the temperature has warmed back up, the water lines in my rig finally thawed out, and I've been able to use water from my FW tanks.

I switched out my kitchen and bathroom faucets several years ago, and it was pretty simple. The hardest part was fitting into the cabinets to get access to the water lines. I'd suggest buying two tools: a faucet wrench (looks like a pair of jaws on a stick) and a PEX cutter (looks like a pruning shears). I'm a big fan of Shark-Bite fittings! As long as you're under under the sink, you might as well add some straight Shark-Bite shut-off valves - 1/2" PEX (or copper) x 3/8" male compression. Use the PEX cutters to cut off the PEX lines leading to the faucet at a location that's easy to get to, Attach the new faucet lines of the appropriate length (yes, the kind you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes) to the Shark-Bite shut-off valves, and push the valves onto the PEX lines. As an aside, if the PEX lines aren't color coded (red and blue), it's not a bad idea to label the lines with a Sharpie. Next, use the faucet wrench to remove the old faucet and replace it with the new faucet of your choice. Read and follow the directions that come with the faucet, since each manufacturer's will be slightly different. As a former kitchen designer, I've always recommended sticking with the name brands: Delta, Moen, or Price Pfister, since repair parts are readily available at most hardware or big box stores. Stay away from the store brands (like Glacier Bay). They're Chinese junk and you'll need to replace them in a year or two. Finally, attach the fittings on the ends of the water lines to the hot & cold fittings on the faucet by hand - it's easy to cross thread the plastic fittings) and tighten them with the faucet wrench. Turn the water back on to check for leaks, clean up any water that leaked out of the lines when you cut them, and you're done!

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Thanks, all good advice. I only have 2 holes on my counter, most of the good faucets I am seeing require 3 holes. Any recommendations?
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Koopster,

I'm a winter Texan, not too far from you in Kerrville, and I'm still without power. Been running off my generator for over a week. Now that the temperature has warmed back up, the water lines in my rig finally thawed out, and I've been able to use water from my FW tanks.

I switched out my kitchen and bathroom faucets several years ago, and it was pretty simple. The hardest part was fitting into the cabinets to get access to the water lines. I'd suggest buying two tools: a faucet wrench (looks like a pair of jaws on a stick) and a PEX cutter (looks like a pruning shears). I'm a big fan of Shark-Bite fittings! As long as you're under under the sink, you might as well add some straight Shark-Bite shut-off valves - 1/2" PEX (or copper) x 3/8" male compression. Use the PEX cutters to cut off the PEX lines leading to the faucet at a location that's easy to get to, Attach the new faucet lines of the appropriate length (yes, the kind you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes) to the Shark-Bite shut-off valves, and push the valves onto the PEX lines. As an aside, if the PEX lines aren't color coded (red and blue), it's not a bad idea to label the lines with a Sharpie. Next, use the faucet wrench to remove the old faucet and replace it with the new faucet of your choice. Read and follow the directions that come with the faucet, since each manufacturer's will be slightly different. As a former kitchen designer, I've always recommended sticking with the name brands: Delta, Moen, or Price Pfister, since repair parts are readily available at most hardware or big box stores. Stay away from the store brands (like Glacier Bay). They're Chinese junk and you'll need to replace them in a year or two. Finally, attach the fittings on the ends of the water lines to the hot & cold fittings on the faucet by hand - it's easy to cross thread the plastic fittings) and tighten them with the faucet wrench. Turn the water back on to check for leaks, clean up any water that leaked out of the lines when you cut them, and you're done!

Hope this helped!

That is helpful advice, thank you.
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Most single-handle faucets only need 1 hole if mounted without the base plate, which leaves the second hole for a soap dispenser or "Insta-Hot". Most 2-handle faucets need 3 holes. If you have an undermounted or integrated sink (in a solid surface countertop), you can drill a 3rd hole pretty easily. Use a spade bit for a laminate countertop; a hole saw for a solid surface countertop. If you have a quartz or granite countertop, you're S.O.L. They are extremely hard and need to be drilled with a wet drill. Of course, you could call a quartz/granite countertop specialist to drill a 3rd hole.
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Swore I replied to this post 5 minutes ago.

Have you considered faucet that only requires two holes, that does not have a base plate? Here is an example;

https://www.amazon.com/Single-Handle...s%2C205&sr=8-9

I just installed one similar to the one linked above for my parents. The faucet handle came with attached long color coded tubes to connect to your water source. Then there was a separate hose that links the handle to the faucet.

The colored tubes where very long (3 feet??), I just had to cut them to length (make sure they are a little long) and then use the supplied fittings to attached to the existing 1/4 ball valves.

In your case, I would cut the PEX in a convenient location. Add a PEX to 1/2" NPT fitting (SharkBite, or PEX). I would then add a 1/4 turn ball valve, then connect the tubing using the provided compression fittings. The new faucet had nice plastic thumb screws that you can actually hold onto to.

Tools; I would strongly recommend a PEX tubing cutter, and a small adjustable wrench should be all you need.
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You did , lol. The guy was probably wondering what faucets had to do with full body paint.
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You did , lol. The guy was probably wondering what faucets had to do with full body paint.
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LOL, I thought I wrote a little bit more than that!
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For his Jayco 27RL, my cousin went to one of the big box stores and purchased a name-brand single handle kitchen faucet and installed in his TT.

He said it works great and is far superior than the faucet that came with the trailer.
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SharkBite cutoff valves are $$$ I got some on eBay 1/2 price got a new faucet on ebay too. 1/2price of the big box store.
got the flex supply lines at ACE hardware cheapest place around me.
all still in a box waiting to be installed when camping season starts
harbor freight has some cheap pex cutters

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SharkBite cutoff valves are $$$ I got some on eBay 1/2 price got a new faucet on ebay too. 1/2price of the big box store.
got the flex supply lines at ACE hardware cheapest place around me.
all still in a box waiting to be installed when camping season starts
harbor freight has some cheap pex cutters

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Just installed the kitchen faucet. pay $10 for the shark bite cut off valves. the after market ones are not as good. i guess there are something you should not skimp on.
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