So judging by some past posts, Price Pfister is not the best brand. But
we happen to really like this faucet:
Being a slightly more expensive faucet, could this one be all right? Or
does the "junk" designation apply to all PP faucets without exception?
I have 2 kitchen faucets (ne 3 years old thnd the one it replaced 12
years old used out in the patio kitchen now) and I agree they are
trouble free. The problem is the amount of water they flow,
particularly if you are on a well with 20-40 or 30-50 water pressure.
I call them Price Pissers
The PPs don't have big enough passages in the cartridge. I had the
manufacturer send ne a "new style" that was supposed top flow more
water but, alas no joy. Maybe you could get a Canadian model where
they don't have our dumb 3GPM @ 80psi rule. That translates to pissing
I paid 218.99 for a PP kit faucet, lasted about 3 months. The faucet handle
started leaking, then wouldn't turn off then broke right off. Still waiting
for them to honor the PFOREVER Guarantee.
On 24 Jul 2006 19:15:40 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
When I remodeled I went exclusively with PP. My results
Kitchen Faucet changed approximately ten years ago has had two
replacements of internal cartridge. I call PP, give them my warranty
info and they send out the cartridges. takes about ten minutes to
Bathroom lav faucets installed three years ago have had absolutley no
problem. I believe these are ball valve types which is the best you
can get in my opinion.
Bathroom shower single lever mixing faucet. Same as lav above. no
problems in three years and a very good design.
Garden tub faucet. Also three years old. This is a two lever high
rise and is of a cone washer plug design. Initially, I was wearing
out a washer every six months, particularly on the hot valve. PP
would send me a new plug assembly every time the washer wore out. Not
very efficient and I have a bag full of stuff I don't need. I called
and asked them to just send me a bunch of washers. Their service set
up doesn't seem to be able to do that but they cheerfully send me the
assemblies. Also about ten minutes to change. That design is such
that my wife tended to push the handle closed with great force because
she thought the dripping after the valve was closed meant that it
wasn't. Not so, part of the anti siphon design. Once I convinced her
to apply gentle force, the washers started lasting longer. last one
been in about a year and a half, no problems. But I don't like that
design. Ball valve much better.
I also have a diverter valve on that garden tub for a hand held
sprayer. It has been trouble free but, once again, I'm not thrilled
with the design. It is a push button diverter and the inlet is too
small to take the diversion volume without a resounding pop when it is
engaged. I put a water hammer device on the line to try to reduce it,
but didn't work.
My read on PP, some designs great, others not so hot, lifetime
warranty service great but I wish I didn't have to use it quite so
I remodeled about 5 years ago and put PP fixtures all through my house,
I'm on a well with pretty bad water and the PP fixtures have never
given me any problems. I think they are one of the best.
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