I have single handle Price Pfeister kitchen faucet with a swivel spout.
Will moving the spout too frequently (several times a day) cause the o-ring
at the base to fail more frequently than if the spout is seldom moved?
How long will the o-ring last if moved several times a day on a regular
bases vs. hardly ever moving the spout?
Or, as in the case of my wife, improper operation can make them leak.
She was complaining regularly that the kitchen sink one leaked. After
putting a kit in three times I found out that.
a. It didn't leak at all in normal operation but..
b. If the handle was held in the open position with a bit of force it
would then leak.
A bit or correctional training, i.e., just open the damn thing and let
go, cured it. Haven't replaced an o ring in many a year now.
Ah, Yes. They complain that men can't boil water, but they can't
operate a simple water spigot or flush a WC without screwing it up.
I can always tell when my grandson comes over because the bathroom
faucet (Moen) squeaks and tends to turn off a little hard until used
for a while). Don't have a clue what he or his mother do.
Harry K wrote:
I hope I didn't fall for a troll again!
Yes, of course the O-ring(s) will wear faster the more you move the spout.
If you really want to "gild a turd", you *can* buy teflon coated
aerospace grade O-rings which will last a lot longer than Plain Jane
ones. But they cost like stink, and it'll take you more time to find and
buy them(and in a minimum quantity too, plus shipping.)them than you'll
ever spend changing the standard 25 cent ones every few years.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"If you can smile when things are going wrong, you've thought of someone
I don't know if this has been said, but _not_ moving the spout can also
cause problems down the road. The o-ring or other gasket can stick in
one place and tear or crack. After experience with several different
brands that use -rings at this joint, I found that lubricating the o-ring
thoroughly with vasoline helped tremendously.
Wayne in Phoenix
If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it.
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