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 Perplexed why water pours out of extra hole
Author: Homeowner123 (MI)


I am a mildly experienced amateur and quite confused about my faucet’s problem. I have a two handle faucet with a hot and cold water intake. When I run the water it now pours out of the third hole that the rod for the stopper runs through. I assume this means something inside the faucet has cracked? Or did one of my family members remove something that sealed the home the stopper rod ran through?

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 Re: Perplexed why water pours out of extra hole
Author: packy (MA)

way back when the government banned lead in faucets, the faucet companies were scrambling for ways to comply with the regulations.
one thing the have done is to use copper tubing inside the spout passage way so the water does not contact the metal in the spout.
i suspect your faucet has developed a problem with that copper tubing.
the good news it that it should be an easy job to replace that faucet.

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 Re: Perplexed why water pours out of extra hole
Author: bernabeu (SC)


... I assume this means something inside the faucet has cracked? ...


time for a new faucet


"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638

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 Thanks for the good advice. clap
Author: Homeowner123 (MI)

Ok, so my uneducated guess was the correct one. Thanks for the good advice.

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