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spent a day on ten minute job

jumperjumper Posts: 1,355Member
Changed kitchen faucet pull down hose. Couldn't get new one down the spout.
Couldn't even push a wire or small drain cable from either direction.
Tried for better part of day.
Finally removed fixture and with penlight saw that rotating spout opened a space in certain position.
Why?

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  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 3,083Member
    Cuz it's Friday.
    steve
  • STEAM DOCTORSTEAM DOCTOR Posts: 909Member
    Think that we have all had those types of days. More then we care to remember. I call them tuition jobs. That's how we learn.
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,672Member
    edited May 3
    If that was your first rodeo, welcome to the club... been there, done that. More than once.
    Jamie



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  • jumperjumper Posts: 1,355Member

    Think that we have all had those types of days. More then we care to remember. I call them tuition jobs. That's how we learn.

    Should have I tied wire to old hose before pulling it out and then use the wire to pull new one in? How about cutting head off old hose and somehow attach new hose and then pull from underneath sink?

    Or did I learn to never again install that kind of fixture again?

  • Intplm.Intplm. Posts: 780Member
    Because you had it in your head that it would only take 10 min. when you started.🤨

    Maybe use the old one to lace the new one through the spout.?
  • What was the brand name? I have never had that problem with Grohe, Kohler, Moen.......

    But each manufacturer has many models and they keep adding and changing. Thanks for giving us a heads-up. Something to look out for.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.

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  • jumperjumper Posts: 1,355Member

    What was the brand name? I have never had that problem with Grohe, Kohler, Moen.......

    But each manufacturer has many models and they keep adding and changing. Thanks for giving us a heads-up. Something to look out for.

    Danze. Those modifications and new parts' numbers; more annoyances. My guess is that some piece of something found its way into the bowels of the faucet during assembly.

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