Mobile Home Faucets

Mobile home faucets come in at least three qualities.

This can range from the very cheapest, chrome plated plastic, to brass stemmed units like you would find in a site built home. Unfortunately, the price pressure on manufacturers, especially on low end units, means the cheapest ones are the ones that usually come with a new home.

Fortunately faucets are also fairly simple and inexpensive to replace. Some are the same size as those used in site built homes. Others, especially for bathtubs, are very specific to mobile homes. Make sure you are buying the exact replacement or installation may be more “fun” than you expected.

Faucets are used so much and water leaks are such a danger to a mobile home that I don’t think you ever want to replace faucets with the cheapest all plastic units you can buy. If you have an expensive home with good faucets, it will pay you to replace washers, O rings etc. In any other cases, I would suggest planning to replace faucets whenever they start to drip.

In particular, if you have to pay someone to replace faucets, make sure they install quality replacements. Most of the cost is for labor, and it doesn’t take any more time and effort to install quality faucets that will last.

In a new home or a home where the water lines have been worked on you may find the water flow slow from either the hot or the cold side. The probably means something got into the line and is partially blocking it. On a new house that is probably covered by the warranty, but rather than wait for someone to come out to fix it, you may want to go ahead and take the line apart and remove the obstruction yourself.

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  • So how do I figure out what faucet to get and where to get it?
    The hot water side on the kitchen sink in the trailer my Dad is living in is leaking under the counter.
    The pipe is plastic and the faucet threads under the sink are plastic too. The leaking seems to be coming from up in the faucet and dripping down under the sink. Gently tightening the fittings did not fix the problem.
    Where do I find pictures and instructions for replacing the faucet?
    How do I know if I’m buying the right thing at the store?

  • Hi Aleece,
    Faucets are standard sizes and mobile homes use the same ones as site-built homes.

    Just be sure you have as many holes in the sink as the faucet needs. (Faucets with sprayers will need an extra one.)

    I prefer to use a product called “Rectorseal” rather than Teflon tape to lubricate and seal the threads. (Amazon sells it.)