View Full Version : Peerless kitchen faucet leaking at base of spout!!!

06-13-2011, 08:42 PM
I have an older model (model # unknown) Peerless two handle faucet that is leaking at the base of the the spout. I assume that the o-rings need replaced. But, there is a cap on the top of the spout neck that appears to screw off so that you can remove the spout to get to the o-rings. I tried using a monkey wrench but it won't loosen. I'm afraid of turning it too hard for fear of damaging it. Is it possible that it is a reverse thread?? Any suggestions - I'd appreciate it. Also, if you are familiar with this unit maybe you can provide me with model number. THANK YOU in advance for any help.

06-14-2011, 05:45 AM
IT unscrews in the normal direction. The model is immaterial, they only have one "O" ring kit for it. It uses DELTA "O" rings.

06-14-2011, 07:14 AM
HJ - thanks for your response. One other question - if I attempt to unscrew the cap will too much pressure cause damage. Is cranking a monkey wrench on it about the only way to get the cap off??

06-14-2011, 07:29 PM
Usually, but it is seldom that tight unless water was leaking at the top and getting into the threads.