Tuscany faucets offer a stunning aesthetic appeal that makes them an attractive choice for users. These faucets are also a great choice if you’re looking for a durable option that will last you through years of use without having to constantly maintain them.
When it comes to using Tuscany faucets, knowing about the components will definitely help you with the setup. This will also allow you to use them better. In addition, it could be of great assistance when you’re making repairs so you know which parts are prone to problems and would need maintenance.
This Tuscany faucet parts diagram guide will provide you with knowledge of the Tuscany faucet components and how they work.
Tuscany Faucet Parts Diagram
Tuscany Faucet Parts Explained
Spray & Hose Assembly
The spray and hose Assembly consists of two parts: the Sprayer and the Spray hose. The sprayer is a part of the faucet used to spray water. Using the sprayer you should be able to rinse and wash down your items without being restricted by the faucet. the spray hose is the part of the faucet that gives you flexibility.
Using the spray hose, you can rotate the spray head 360 degrees. If your model features an extendable spray hose, you can easily wash your items without having to clutter your kitchen sink.
The spout assembly is a component of the faucet designed to control the faucet spout. It consists of the spout body, cap, and handles.
The spout is the most famous part of the faucet and it also identifies the type of faucet you have. The function of the spout is to deliver water from the faucet to the sink. Spouts could be regular or come with additional features. For example, pull-down and pull-out faucets allow the nozzle head to be extended giving maximum flexibility.
Among these types are high-arc, gooseneck, and straight spouts, which are the most recognizable options on the market. The spout is a pull-down faucet. It requires some good clearance space to install. The gooseneck spout provides more of a spectacle with its elegant design. It is also great for filling deep pots while boosting the room’s aesthetic. If you have a small kitchen sink space, the straight spout is the most reasonable option.
The aerator is a part of the kitchen faucet located at the top of the faucet spout. The component is a device with a small metal screen disk that helps you to regulate the water flow. By tweaking the aerator, you can create a splash-free stream of water. The main function of the aerator is to improve the flow of water, but it is also designed to filter for debris.
Tuscan Faucet Parts: Replacing the Aerator
With continuous use, the faucet’s aerator will wear down and would have to be replaced. To do so, you can follow the steps below.
Locate the aerator at the tip of the faucet and unscrew it. This can be done by hand, however, if you’re having trouble doing so, you can use the pliers to help you hold the aerator in place and unscrew it.
- When removed, use a small towel to clean the threads on the inside of the faucet
- Check that the washer is in place before installing the aerator. This will prevent any possible leakages after the installation.
- Install the aerator. Using your hand, tighten the aerator to the tip of the faucet until the threads fully catch.
- When you’ve fully caught the threads by hand screwing it, you need to secure
Tuscany Faucet Cartridge
The cartridge is most likely part to get faulty in the kitchen faucet. Fixing the cartridge won’t be problematic once you know the type of faucet you have. If you have a one-handle faucet, you could get between cartridge, ceramic disk, and ball types. Two-handle faucets are limited to cartridge or compression types.
How to Replace a Tuscany Faucet Cartridge
Once you’ve determined the type of faucet and the setup, you can go straight to replacing the cartridge. You will need some tools to get started: an adjustable wrench, Philips-head screwdriver, Allen key, needle nose pliers, and slotted screwdriver. Before fixing a new cartridge, ensure you get a replacement with the same specs as the faulty one.
- Turn off the water to the faucet by using the shut-off valve underneath the sink.
- If your faucet comes with decorative covers, you need to pop off the plastic cap from each handle. You will need a flat head screwdriver to find the screw in the cap.
- Removing the handle comes next. The exact steps to follow would depend on the type of faucet setup.
- One handle faucets will feature a screw on the front of the handle covered with a water temperature indicator or nameplate. You will need the Allen Key to unscrew it and remove the handle. After that, you will have to twist the bonnet or dome to get to the cartridge.
- Two handle faucets come with the screws on top. You will need a screwdriver to remove each screw and then pull it straight upwards to remove the handles.
- Two angled handles might have their screws in different spots. If the screw is located on the side, you will have to use an Allen key to loosen it and pull the handle off.
- Other two handles faucets might require that you take off a bonnet nut or retailing nut using the wrench. In this faucet setup, you should see a plastic cylindrical piece with a stem on top. That’s the cartridge.
- While removing these parts should get you to the cartridge, some faucet models might require that you remove additional parts to get to the cartridge. Ensure you check through the manufacturer’s manual of your model to get the right instructions
- Once you’ve removed the cartridge, check the faucet to see if you will find the O-ring. If you do, you will need to take it out and clean any debris from both the O-ring and the faucet using a soft cloth.
- Place the new cartridge on the faucet and reverse the steps to setup the faucet.