|Moen 700 Series Single Handle High Arc Kitchen Faucet|
|Water Leaked Out of the Spout Nut at the Base of the Cathedral Spout Assembly|
|Free Warranty Replacement O-ring Kit|
To keep from marring or scratching the faucet when I took it apart I used a pair of strap wrenches that I bought at Menards ($3 for the pair). They worked great since the calcium build up had made the faucet threads very tight. Using the strap wrenches, I could get a grip on the chrome, without scratching the chrome surface. When I first removed the nut, I needed to use both the small and large wrench to loosen the spout nut (#26) without spinning the spout deck ring (#30).
|Adjustable Strap Wrench|
|Teeth Grip the Rubber when Tightening (or Loosening)|
I hope it helps you fix you leaky high arc kitchen faucet, with a minimal amount of effort and cost. After replacing the o-ring and plastic ring the faucet felt pretty much like brand new.
On this same Moen faucet I needed to replace the cartridge. It had started to drip a little and it was getting hard to move the sigle handle. If you have a similar problem check out my blog and video on replacing the Moen 1225 cartridge that's in the main handle of this faucet. It also pretty simple to do yourself.