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Question DetailsAsked on 3/15/2014

How do I repair a small hole on the side of my kitchen faucet?

Its a rental property. I don't want to replace the whole sink b/c of cost / time. It looks like a small puncture hole and I have no idea how I did that.

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Sounds like a void in the casting that was covered over with the chrome or enamel finish, that finally gave way. I would see if manufacturer will replace for free as a manufacturing defect. If a tiny pinhole, draining the water out and then drying with a hair dryer and shoving some epoxy putty in might seal it - no telling how long that would last, though.


You do not have to replace the sink if only the faucet is holed - or did you mean the sink has a hole. Faucet can be pulled out and replaced with a comparable one that is designed to fit in same size hole(s) - typically about $50-100 for the fuacet unless you get pretty fancy,, and about $100-150 should handle the install.


If small sink hole (pinhole, not finger sized), plumber might be able to fix with some epoxy patch putty, then sand and touch up with matching paint. Likely about $150 repair cost.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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I assume you mean a small hole in the sink and not the faucet.


Epoxy Putty works GREAT for just the purpose that you describe. It's the same stuff they sell on 'As Seen on TV,' (I think they call it 'Mighty Putty') but less than half the price at your local hardware or auto supply stores. The adhesive properties of this stuff is amazing and the patch could last for years.


I hope this works for you.


If you meant the faucet itself, it would depend on whether you're talking about the spigot, the trim, or some innocuous place that simply needs to be sealed up. I wouldn't recommend Epoxy putty for the spigot... if that's where the hole is, you're better off biting the bullet and replacing the faucet.

Answered 4 years ago by davidpsr




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