How do I know what size my faucet aerator is?

With the help of a nickel and dime, you can easily determine the size of your aerator. First remove the insert and washer from the inside of the aerator. Set a nickel on top of the aerator, and if it’s almost the same circumference, the aerator is a regular size. If it’s not a regular size aerator, use a dime.

Are there different size faucet aerators?

Size: Aerators typically come in one of two sizes: regular (usually 15/16” Male or 55/64” Female) and junior (usually 13/16” M or 3/4” F). You can measure your faucet, or use a simple shortcut using coins. If your faucet is roughly the size of a nickel, it needs a regular-size aerator.

What size is a junior faucet aerator?


Typical “Regular” size for a faucet aerator is 15/16″ male threaded or 55/64″ female threaded, while “Junior” size is 13/16″ male threaded or 3/4″ female threaded.

Do all faucets have removable aerators?

Today, faucet aerators are standard components on nearly all kitchen and bathroom faucets. However, you can also purchase separate faucet aerators and install them on faucets that are lacking aerators.

How do you remove a hidden aerator without a tool?

Remove a Cache Aerator Without a Key

If you can’t turn it, put on a rubber glove to give yourself a better grip and try again. If a tool becomes necessary, try using a knife from your kitchen drawer. A flat-head screwdriver will also probably work if you wedge the tip into one of the notches and push.

Can you fit an aerator to any tap?

Your tap aerator does not need to be from the same manufacturer as your tap, but it does need to be the right part. Aerators come in male or female fittings, like the male or female spouts on your tap. Male aerators fit with female spouts, and vice versa.

How do you remove an inset aerator?

Quote from Youtube video: So once you get it to the point where you can unscrew it by hand just unscrew it all the way.

How do I remove the aerator from my Moen faucet without the key?

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Quote from Youtube video: And we're going to twist it to the left or counterclockwise. And you see how the whole thing spins. Okay it means you're doing good your twist down once you get it loose.

How do you remove a stubborn faucet aerator?

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Quote from Youtube video: You might try a rubber jar opener. That doesn't work you'll have to resort to pliers.

How do I remove the aerator from a kitchen faucet?

To remove an aerator at the base of the spray head, pull out the spray head, anchor the hose with a clothespin or small clamp so it doesn’t retract, then unscrew the head, which you can usually do by hand.

How do I remove the aerator from my Kohler faucet?

To remove the aerator, line up an adjustable wrench with the flats on the spray face and turn the wrench counterclockwise (Fig. 2). An adjustable wrench is the best tool for the job as other tools will damage the flats on the spray face.

What is an aerator wrench?

Use this Cache Aerator Wrench to remove certain bathroom sink faucet aerators. This specialty tool allows the weekend DIYer to remove and replace aerators clogged with hard water deposits. Delta is committed to providing you with the best experience with water.

What do you use to remove a faucet aerator?

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Quote from Youtube video: That's why we have the pliers. Place your rag over the aerator to protect the finish secure. With the pliers and turn clockwise to unscrew from the faucet.