Pretty nasty! Was it leaking or did it simply break and come loose?MAC said:This is a pic of my kit. Faucet, it's about 5 years old. The whole inside body rotted out. Called moen and they're sending a new one. All they needed was a picture they were pretty easy to deal with.
Those backflows used to leak alot more than they do now. I used to take a soldering iron and fuse the little holes closed. No more leak.. Backflow preventor caused that up top. It's dime size and ripples like a flapper over time.
yeah, that's a pain in the backside mess'n with those rusted nuts behind a deep sink. rotating 1/16th turn at a time.Nothing but hell to get that faucet off the deck when it's been leaking for a long time. There are retrofits to that backflow assembly but never hide the **** inside the valve. Totally a bad design.
no it wasn't leaking just grinding when you turned it side to side. when i was loosening the nut it started crumbling. i figured it was a quick fix jst clean it out:no: