What are the parts of a bathroom faucet called?

Cartridges & Stems.

  • Aerators & Flow Restrictors.
  • Washers & Washer Kits.
  • Escutcheons & Flanges.
  • O-Rings & O-Ring Kits.
  • Caps & Index Buttons.
  • What are the different types of faucet handles?

    The most common types of faucet handles are lever handles, blade handles and cross handles. The type of handle that a faucet can accommodate is somewhat dependent on the type of faucet itself. Some faucets are by nature double-handled in design, while others are made to be used with a single handle.

    What is the thing next to the faucet?

    air gap
    The metal thing in question is a small, cylindrical metal tube that sits next to the faucet on your kitchen sink. Reddit user @dominostracker wondered the exact same thing, and according to a few wonderful human beings who took the time to answer, that thing is an air gap.

    What is a faucet tailpiece?

    The tailpiece, or sink tailpiece, is the straight section of pipe that connects to the bottom of the sink drain fitting. If the sink has a pop-up drain, the lever rod of the drain assembly connects to a port on the back of the tailpiece.

    What is the bottom part of the faucet called?

    Body. The body is where the hot and cold water are mixed before passing through the spout.

    What is an escutcheon plate?

    An escutcheon is a type of plumbing supply typically made of metal that hides the unsightly hole in the wall that pipes usually come through. People can also refer to them as flanges or cover plates.

    How can I tell what kind of bathroom faucet I have?

    If you can’t find an identifying model number or manufacturer’s name on the faucet itself, you can identify the manufacturer if you remove the handle and the faucet stem and count the number of splines on its broach and measure the length of the stem. Chicago faucets for example, use a square broach without teeth.

    What is a faucet broach?

    The broach is atop the faucet stem, resembling a shape of a small-toothed gear. The purpose of the gear’s splines is to fit inside the female end of a faucet handle to control the opening and closing of faucet valve.

    How do I know what type of bathroom faucet I have?

    To determine a faucet brand, look on the faucet for a logo or model number, which might be small and hidden around the curves of the faucet or handles. Try cleaning the faucet off first so it’s easier to spot the logo or model number.

    Can you just replace faucet handles?

    You don’t have to be an experienced plumber to replace a bathroom faucet handle as long as you have the proper tools and can follow some easy directions. Many people put off this DIY project, listening to the dripping night after night.