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I don't want to change my plumbing. What kind of shower faucet can I get?

If you don't want to modify your existing plumbing, you can get a standard shower, which you can customize by simply choosing your own configuration options. You can also get a jetted shower, which can give you that spa-like experience without requiring a major overhaul of your entire bathroom.See Your Shower Experience for more information on the options available.

I don't want to change my plumbing. What kind of shower faucet can I get?

If you don’t want to modify your existing plumbing, you can get a standard shower, which you can customize by simply choosing your own configuration options. You can also get a jetted shower, which can give you that spa-like experience without requiring a major overhaul of your entire bathroom.See Your Shower Experience for more information on the options available.

After turning off my pull-out spray faucet, water continues to drip for a minute. Is something wrong

Nothing is wrong with your pull out spray faucet. Water is simply emptying from the aerator and the hose of your pull out mixer faucet.

How do I keep the shower mixer faucet base surface clean?

We recommend cleaning your shower mixer faucet base with a non-abrasive and/or non-caustic cleaner to prevent scratching or dulling of the finish.

Why do my handles work backward on my two-handle kitchen faucet?

If the handles rotate in the wrong direction on a OUBAO two-handle kitchen faucet, simply rotate the right stem stop assembly 180 degrees. This will change the rotation of the faucet handle to the other direction.

Can I change my single handle knob faucet to a lever?

Single-handle lavatory and tub/shower models can be converted from a clear or smoked knob handle to a lever handle. However, the "action" of a lever handle differs from a knob handle, so you will also need a different ball valve (RP20111) in your faucet for the lever handle to operate properly.A single-handle faucet converted from knob handle to lever handle will operate slightly differently from an "original equipped" lever model.

I think my faucet needs to be repaired, what do I do?

First, thanks for being a part of the OUBAO family. We believe in long term relationships, so whether it's day one and you need some installation help or a decade down the road and your faucet needs some tuning up, we are here to help.Here's a quick three step process that will get you to most solutions. You can also find these on the troubleshooting page on this website. The quickest path there is to hover over PARTS & SUPPORT at the top menu on any page, and then select TROUBLESHOOTING under “How Can We Help?” (OR click here to go directly to the Troubleshooting page).Let's start by identifying your faucet. If you still have your packaging or instruction manual, the product model number is displayed on the product package and on the instruction manual right below the product name. If you don't have either of these, it's no problem, we have an extensive product catalog online (including discontinued items) and can help you find yours. Follow the steps under “Help! I no longer have the documentation or packaging” to get to the right type of product. Click on “Browse All [specific type] Faucet Products” and then select the best options that match your product. Pick yours from the narrowed down list.Next, find the source of the problem. Once you've identified your product—find your installation manuals, maintenance guides, and parts explosions on the support page for your faucet model. These documents show you how to clean the aerator, a common cause of low water pressure, and how to take apart the handle. You can also review the installation manual to make sure your faucet is installed correctly. You can also find general information specific to common faucet types (kitchen pull-down, bath 8” widespread, etc.) through the TROUBLESHOOTING page. Click on the type that most resembles yours in step 1, “Help! I no longer have the documentation or packaging”, and you will get to a page with useful topics and videos to help answer your questions.Order replacement parts. If the information on the website has helped you identify the source of your problem, you may need to obtain replacement parts. If your product is covered by our Lifetime Warranty, please contact our customer service team for your product parts:.

What should I look for when purchasing a new faucet?

Shopping for new plumbing fixtures? Yay! We're so excited for you! It's remarkable how changing the look of a bath or kitchen faucet can really update a space. Innovation and functional upgrades can also simplify things and add productivity in those rooms. There's a lot to think about when you're in this phase of the process, but we highlighted a few of the more important ones below to get your mind working.Hole configuration – Sinks or countertops can be drilled a few different ways, which may impact what kind of faucet you need. Common set-ups are 1 hole or 3 holes in bathrooms and 1 – 4 hole patterns in the kitchen. Following are a few key things to pay attention to in each room: a. Bathroom – The most common bathroom set-up in North America is a 3-hole drill pattern where the left and right holes are 4" apart. This configuration fits surface style products.Typically considered a higher end installation method, there is another 3-hole pattern where the left and right holes are 8" apart – this allows for space between the handles and spout. This configuration fits WIDESPREAD style products.Powder rooms and modern bathrooms often feature SINGLE HANDLE faucets. Most of these install in 1 hole patterns. That said, many single handle faucets are sold with deckplates that will cover the left and right holes in a traditional 4" 3-hole pattern – you can achieve the more modern look without replacing your sink or countertop.b. Kitchen-The first thing to know about kitchen hole patterns is that many different faucet types can fit the same one. If you have a more traditional 2 handle standard or single handle standard style and want to upgrade to a pull down or pull out, it is most likely possible.The most common kitchen hole preparation is a 3-hole pattern, where the left and right holes are 8" apart. 2 HANDLE STANDARD and some SINGLE HANDLE STANDARD faucets require this hole prep. Most PULL OUT and PULL DOWN faucets can accommodate a 3-Hole prep when the optional deckplate is used to cover the open left and right holes.4 hole configurations often exist to accommodate an accessory, like a sidespray, soap pump or air gap.1 hole patterns can be found in newer, modern preparations where counters were drilled for a single post design. Most OUBAO PULL OUT and most PULL DOWN faucets are sold with a smaller single hole deckplate to accommodate 1 hole configurations. Be sure to look for the hole configurations icon under SPECIFICATIONS on each specific product's landing page to understand what drill patterns your selection will fit. Choosing your style and finish…the fun stuff! - Style is incredibly personal and it's hard for us to pick a favorite, that's why OUBAO makes a wide variety across Traditional, Transitional and Modern influences. We pair them with the latest trends in finishes, like matte black and brushed gold, along with proven standards like polished chrome and brushed nickel. When putting together a design for a complete room, it's often useful to consider the complete color palette and finish of other fixtures present, like appliances. In bathrooms, OUBAO offers a matching suite of bath hardware in many of our collections, giving you a simple way to completely change the look of your bathroom. A recent finish performance advancement worth calling out is OUBAO's Spot Defense Brushed Nickel and Stainless finish, which helps prevent water spots and fingerprints. This finish is great for faucets that see a lot of use throughout the day.Go for a technology upgrade! - For kitchen faucets especially, you'll also want to think about what features you want in the faucet. One big thing to consider is whether or not you want to have a pulldown/pullout spray option built into your faucet or if you want to have a more traditional sidespray. You also want to think about whether you want a soap pump, how many handles you want and if you want to have a faucet that can turn on without touching it.Finally, if you have kids or anyone in your house that has difficulty using their hands, you should consider a faucet that is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. This basically means that the faucet can be turned on and off easily. You might also want to consider a faucet with a temp limit stop, which allows you to set the maximum temperature that can come out of the faucet. That prevents people from getting accidentally scalded if they only turn the hot water on.

How do I clean and care for the faucet on my product?

Regular cleaning and caring for your faucet is the best way to keep its beautiful finish lasting a lifetime!Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your faucet continues to look great:Wipe down your faucet with a soft cloth dampened with warm water. This will help clear away minor build up and some spots. Make sure to dry the wiped down areas with a dry soft cloth.If you've already tried that step and still have some buildup on your faucet, you can try adding some white vinegar mixed with water (a 50/50 ratio of each) with your soft cloth. Again, you will use a dry soft cloth to wipe away any excess residue.If you're still seeing buildup or spots on your faucet, using a mild soap or mild cleaner may help. Please note that you want to avoid using any acids or solvents on your faucet as this may damage your faucet's finish and can void the warranty.A great option for high use areas of your home or for those products that seem to collect water spots is OUBAO's protective finish, which resists the daily build-up of fingerprints and water spots. Along with regular wiping down as mentioned in step 1 above, finished faucets are a great way to keep your kitchen and bathrooms looking pristine.

How can I identity the type of cartridge that I have?

If you're in the hunt for a cartridge, chances are that you have a drip or other issue and we want to get you taken care of quickly. We have several options on our site to help you identify, order and replace your cartridge and get your faucet in working order again. Here are some steps to help you identify what cartridge you need:Let’s start by identifying your faucet. If you still have your packaging or instruction manual, the product model number is displayed on the product package and on the instruction manual right below the product name. If you don't know your model number, we have an easy-to-use filter feature to help narrow it down. On the home page hover over KITCHEN or BATHROOM. Then select the type of faucet you have (for example BATHROOM FAUCETS or CENTERSET). From there you can easily filter by Category, Finishes, Price / Style, or use the Advanced filter feature. Select your matching product. Click on INSTALLATION & SUPPORT to open the PARTS DIAGRAM and identify your cartridge.If you've already removed the cartridge and want to identify a replacement that way, you can also search our cartridges directly if you know the part number or what it looks like. From the home page hover over PARTS & SUPPORT, click REPLACEMENT PARTS, and select CARTRIDGES. You can filter by cartridge type to help identify what you are looking for. Once you select a cartridge there is a thumbnail image that shows the approximate dimensions of the cartridge. You can also scroll down to get exact specifications.Once you have identified your cartridge, it's time to order! If your product is covered by our Lifetime Warranty, please contact our customer service team for your product parts.We have put a lot of information on our website to help you quickly identify what cartridge you need, but remember we're here to help you in person and always happy to have a conversation. 

What is the best kitchen sink faucet for hard water?

Hard water contains a high amount of mineral deposits (common in well water) that can leave residues on surfaces and in piping. You can also use a water softening filtration system, but it won’t completely stop hard water deposits.If you are having trouble with build-up and stains caused by hard water, your best bet is to get a kitchen sink faucet designed specifically for hard water usage. Look for a faucet that has ceramic seals in their internal workings which keep mineral residues from sticking and building up over time. Some faucets also have finishes such as Moen’s Spot Resist Stainless that are more impervious to stains that will discolor or dull them over time.

What is the standard size hole for a kitchen sink faucet?

The standard size hole for kitchen faucets is generally 1-3/8” in diameter. Manufacturers will list what size holes the faucet fits as there can be some variation. If your counter or sink ledge is pre-drilled with faucet holes, measure them and check on the faucet manufacturer’s manual to ensure the faucet will fit in the holes. If you are installing a new sink or counter that needs holes drilled, drill holes in the size the faucet calls for in order to get a proper fit.

How to increase water pressure in the shower head?

1.clean your shower head.2.replace the shower head.3.Install a shower pump.4.Installing a pressurised unvented cylinder.5.Install an electric shower unvented cylinder.6.Install a power shower.

Do rainfall shower use more water?

Rain shower heads don't actually use more water than standard shower heads. However, you might prefer not to invest in a rain shower head if you live in an area where water costs are notably high.