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Question DetailsAsked on 12/30/2014

How do I repair a small < 1/4" round hole that appeared on my kitchen faucet base?

Aluminum I think. Almost like a cavity, doesn't go thru the 'metal'.

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I presume you are not talking about a hole a retaining setscrew fell out from - maybe there to keep the faucet sleve from moving out of place, or to retain the handle on the shaft. Will be internally threaded if that is the case - you can get spares at plumbing supply places if you can figure out faucet brand.


I have heard of this in several cases with cheap box-store faucets madein China, with air bubbles in the castings which were covered over with the "chrome" finish, which then popped off as the bubble corroded. If not part of the water-retaining system - like just on the skirt of the faucet, then an epoxy should work - you can even get stainless and chrome-colored epoxy, or buyr regular gray and paint with touchup paint. Cost about $10 range for epoxy putty patching material - far more than you need so you will probably be wasting the rest (shelf life very short once opened) but cheaper than a plumber.


I would NOT try that if water is leaking out the that point - that would call for a faucet replacement, or a silver solder job - something a plumber can do.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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