I would appreciate hearing if folks think this is high maintenance and high
cost of parts or about right....
I installed a Price-Pfister 34 Series single-control kitchen faucet about
6-7 years ago. All the ones shown on this page are the actually the same
model.... I just uploaded it to alt.binaries.maps. (Couldn't find anything
relevant to plumbing and no one much uses this newsgroup.)
Original URL is ....
The spout has been hard to move side to side for a year or more (likely
o-ring problem - $1.35 each for two thru Price-Pfister. I can live with
this price). Already replaced it once before.
Then tonight, the spray nozzle stopped working. The website says cost of
replacement part is $24 - kind of on the high side, I'd say. Especially
since we have given this faucet extremely light use and rarely even used the
For comparison, I have other higher use fixtures in the bathrooms in the
house, installed about the same time, which are Moen and Delta, and I have
not had one single problem or had to replace anything in them, including
rubber parts, since they were installed 6-7 years ago.
Then I noticed that PricePfister is a Black & Decker company..... oh,
great. Considering that I have owned several B&D small power tools and none
of them have worked longer than 3 months without a design defect problem.
Thank goodness for Home Depot's sympathetic return policy!
Thanks in advance.