What brand is this faucet?
September 1, 2010 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Help me identify my faucet!

My faucet's leaking. When I called a plumber, he stopped by and told me that I needed to find out what brand it is so that he can order the right parts (it was in our house when we bought it 4 years ago). There's a Kohler nameplate on the sink itself, but nothing on the faucet- and the design doesn't seem to match anything I can find on the Kohler website, nor is there a Kohler ID tag on the cold-water line.

So, MeFites: Do you, by any chance, recognize this faucet?

C'mon, you've gotten me out of a kitchen jam once before!
posted by COBRA! to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
You might try checking the back of the faucet neck with a flashlight. On my kitchen faucet (nothing like yours) the maker is faintly etched into the neck just below the curve - so faintly that at first I didn't notice it.

Aside from that, the closest I've found online to your faucet is the Newport Brass NB9911-26, but it doesn't look identical. Maybe it's close enough for the parts to be interchangeable?

Good luck!
posted by Brody's chum at 12:01 PM on September 1, 2010

Response by poster: I'll try looking on the back of the neck. And holy crap, that Newport Brass one does look damn similar.

posted by COBRA! at 12:05 PM on September 1, 2010

I'm kind of surprised at your plumber. The easiest thing for him to do is to shut off one side of the faucet (probably the cold side), remove the stem and take it to the plumbing supply store. You can look at the various standard stems and identify it pretty quickly. You could do this yourself if you are at all handy with basic tools. Nine times out of ten the part is available from the orange or blue Big Box store.
posted by Old Geezer at 3:30 PM on September 1, 2010

Well, if it was bought at Lowe's or Home Depot you MAY be out of luck.
I attempted to get parts for my leaky faucet through the manufacturer but they said it was a faucet they made exclusively for Home Dept and didn't have replacement parts for it. I checked with Home Depot and they did not carry the parts. A conspiracy? Maybe.
I had to buy a new faucet.
posted by beccaj at 3:59 PM on September 1, 2010

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