I've run into a snafu with this faucet. I removed the copper water supply line to check for corrosion, and then took off the spout which attaches to the faucet base, just for fun. In an instant, the compression packing nut that attached the spout to the faucet was gone. You can see that the end of the spout was slightly flared. This nut was a specialty fitting made for the faucet. No plumbing supply store has it.
My dilemma is that I'd like to keep the original faucet as it worked fine, but the other problem is getting the correct sized fittings for the water supply line that was flared copper on both ends. I'd like to switch to a plastic line.
I could buy a new faucet, but then I've got to make the water supply line work on both ends. Has anyone encountered and solved this problem?
If you happen to have this faucet lying around, with the packing nut
, I'd love to hear from you.
77 had two faucets, a pump and city water supply; any creative solutions there? I can always fill a Coleman jug with water for inside, but it just isn't the same!