Will this fit the older more square shaped lavatory faucets?
Everything in the detail diagram looks the same. The faucets I'm working on are about 25 yrs old and the exterior shape of the faucet is a more square look but insides look the same.
Thank you for your question. Part #RP1050PB will fit as long as the faucet was manufactured prior to 1996.
Date published: 2015-04-09
What socket fits this nut?
I'm having trouble getting the nut off. I have hard water and there is calcium buildup on the threads, etc. I can't get it off with channel lock pliers or with a monkey wrench. These faucets came with my house I bought last November.
It was a little tricky but I sealed the gap between the bonnet and the faucet body base with strips of packing tape except for a small area in the back (the high side) so I could carefully apply Liquid Wrench to my bonnet threads. I applied several small applications over the course of 3 days to help loosen the potential build-up and corrosion on the cap threads (apply this on the bottom only, not the top where the plastic adjustment ring is under the handle...that won't help this!#. I purchased a 33mm 6-point deep socket #1/2" drive) at my local auto parts store and it fit this bonnet hex head perfectly. Using a 1/2" drive breaker bar, the bonnet cap came right off with little effort, no scaring or damage to the chrome finish.
Btw, someone else here in another post notes using a 34mm socket but I found that was too loose for my bonnet cap. In my case, the 33mm 6-point socket was a perfect fit.
Date published: 2015-05-30
brushed nickel finish?
Has this faucet ever been available in a "Brushed Nickel" finish?
Trying to match a replacement RP1050 - thanks
Hi Rusty, Thank you for your question. The RP1050 has never been offered in the brushed nickel finish. The (SS) brilliance stainless finish of the RP1050SS is a brushed finish similar to other brands brushed nickel.
Date published: 2015-03-02