Newport Brass Faucets
Newport Brass offers bridge faucets for both the kitchen and lavatory. Bridge faucets have separate holes for the hot and cold supply lines. Water travels to the spout via an exposed finished waterway referred to as a bridge. These faucets are used primarily in the kitchen, but are also available for the lavatory. Bridge faucets offer the same advantages as the widespread faucets since they are also made of brass and use our 1/4 turn ceramic disc cartridges.
Newport Brass has four different models of lavatory bridge faucets from which to choose. They do offer a pop-up assembly with them, however the pop-up rod is not located on top of the spout like a standard lavatory faucet. It is a separate piece typically located directly between the hot and cold handles on the deck or countertop. The cartridges that are used for the lavatory bridge faucets are the same cartridges for the standard lavatory valves. There are no extensions available for any of our bridge faucets. All of the lavatory bridge faucets are adjustable where the hot and cold handles have a limited spread which can also change the center to center reach for the spout. The spouts on the lavatory bridge faucets do swivel like the kitchen bridge faucets do, however spout reach is not as long as the kitchen faucet.
Kitchen bridge faucets have several differences from their lavatory brethren. The main difference is the spout length, as the spout needs to be longer for the kitchen since it has to accommodate the kitchen sink. Second, there is no pop-up available since a pop-up cannot be used in a kitchen application. Last, is that the kitchen bridge faucets are available with and without a side-spray. Due to internal differences between side-spray and non side-spray faucets, one cannot be added to any faucet that did not originally come with one.
Kitchen bridge faucets with a side-spray can be very tricky to install and we highly recommended that it is installed by a professional plumber and that the installation instructions are followed precisely. Missing one little step can cause the faucet to not function properly. Like the widespread faucets the hot and cold handles are adjustable except for the fixed bridge on the 945 and 945-1, but the adjustable bridge faucets have a limited spread which can also change the center to center reach for the spout; see the specifications sheet for the specific faucet in question.
Common Issues and Solutions
� My bridge faucet is leaking from the end of the spout.
Replace the correct cartridge, hot or cold.
� My bridge faucet is leaking from where it swivels.
Replace entire faucet.
� The hot and cold shanks are not long enough to go through my deck.
Since there are no extensions they would have to route out the counter from the bottom to make it fit.
� After just installing the bridge faucet with side spray, the side-spray works but nothing will come out of the spout.
Uninstall the faucet, turn the whole faucet around 180� and re-install per the instructions. Also the handles may have to be reversed.
� My bridge faucet with side spray leaks where the bridge diverter assembly connects to the shanks of the faucet.
First make sure there is an o-ring on the inside of the lower adaptor, then make sure the clip is installed. Last make sure the hex sides from the upper and lower adaptors are lined up together with no gap between them.
� My side-spray leaks when I turn on the water from the spout.
First thing to check would be the screw which is located under the faceplate. Unthread the faceplate off making sure to keep all the washers in order, and then you may adjust the screw by either tightening it to the right or loosening it to the left. This affects the tension on the thumb piece. If it is too tight then it can cause the trigger to activate allowing a dribble of water to steadily stream out of the side spray. The next option would to try replacing the diverter cartridge or assembly, if all else fails replace the side spray (#129).
Cartridges & Misc.
1-001 = cold cartridge (faucet without side spray)
1-002 = hot cartridge (faucet without side spray)
1-555 = cold cartridge assembly with diverter (faucet with side spray)*
1-556 = hot cartridge assembly (faucet with side spray)**
*Order this part if faucet leaks cold water or has problem diverting water from spout to spray. This part can only be requested through technical customer service.
**This part can only be requested through technical customer service.