In the old days, faucets would last decades. What a pain in the neck. When
they finally failed it would take hours to separate the rusted faucet from
the sink if it was even possible. But with improved technology, I am on my
third kitchen faucet in my nine year old house. The first Delta started
leaking early on and an error in the on-line instructions led me to destroy
it while removing it for repair. So I replaced it with my old favorite
Moen. That has gone about 4 years but started leaking. I called Moen and
they told me the vacuum break was leaking and they would send me the part
for free but the entire faucet needed to be removed and dissassembled to
repair it so they offered to send me a new faucet for $49 which had been
redesigned to eliminate the bad part. Obviously I went for that. So 3
faucets in 9 years. Isn't technology wonderful?
And every year or so you would have to futz with washers and seats.
Conversly I replaced my faucet in the bathroom with an American Standard
ceramic disk faucet and I have had about 8 consecutive years of drip free
service and have only had to knock the particulat mater from the screen
about 4 times.
I have had zero problems with the simular faucets I have installed on my
Moen is good stuff also, but everything requires service of one sort or
another from time to time.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
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