I purchased a sink mixer tap with 1/4 turn ceramic valves in March 2007 and
the valve on the hot side has failed for the third time. Is there an
inherent problem with these valves? I've checked the temperature of the
hot water and it is well below the max recommended
They should last for years. The only problem I have come across is where
someone insists on being heavy handed in turning the tap off due to an
obsession about not having a dripping tap. My mother-in-law has this
problem. This wears away the stop, which is usually only made of brass,
allowing the cartridge to turn past its normal stopping point, causing the
unit to leak.
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