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    I recently replaced a Moen with a Grohe in the kitchen. The retaining mechanism is the same, a nut screwed under a retaining bracket. The Grohe likes the nut to be very tight, for stability, as it is heavy and has nothing for lateral support. The problem I have is that the nut is loosening up from normal use of the faucet. So after a while, the faucet's body starts wobbling. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Installing new Grohe kitchen faucet

    Loc-tite. Next guy's gonna' hate it though.

    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: Installing new Grohe kitchen faucet

      Originally posted by voy View Post
      I recently replaced a Moen with a Grohe in the kitchen. The retaining mechanism is the same, a nut screwed under a retaining bracket. The Grohe likes the nut to be very tight, for stability, as it is heavy and has nothing for lateral support. The problem I have is that the nut is loosening up from normal use of the faucet. So after a while, the faucet's body starts wobbling. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
      Don't use it?

      Barring that, put some caulking on the tightened nut--a gob will do ya. Old style Delta 470 has the same problem.
      (The Low Spark of Steel-Toed Boys)

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      • #4
        Re: Installing new Grohe kitchen faucet

        Are you trying to tighten down on wood?
        If so I would not lock down that nut.

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        • #5
          Re: Installing new Grohe kitchen faucet

          double nut it. or get a lock nut at hardware store. i like the ones with dimple in the side. breid.................

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          • #6
            Re: Installing new Grohe kitchen faucet

            Just got off the phone with Grohe technical support (nice!). He said not to be shy and tighten that nut. I said I prefer to keep it light. He is sending out another such nut, so I can double nut it. Thanks.

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