When I re-did the kitchen 6 years ago I bought a pullout, filtered,
Moen single-handle faucet. Within a year it worked like crap & when
I finally got around to calling Moen for a replacement they didn't
make them anymore. They were willing to send me a different faucet--
but I wasn't that impressed with Moen or their design so I said
So I got a $120 Price Pfister pullout [no filter] that has looked and
worked fine for 3 years. But now it is beginning to catch a bit
when it swivels, so I'm shopping again.
I am *not* fond of those 'stylish' monstrosities that seem to be
popular. Pullout is a must. A filter would be nice. [although
I'm considering getting an under sink filter and putting in a separate
I've looked at Price Pfister, Delta, and American Standard's site--
and browsed through faucetdepot.com, amazon, and efaucet.com--
Nothing is really impressing me so far. Does anyone have a
suggestion-- or maybe something their faucet has that if I knew it was
available I couldn't live without it?
I've had a Pegasus from HD. This after I gave up on Moen. I never liked
Price Pfister. It came with a house I bought.
The Pegasus has had a couple of small problems over the half dozen years
since I got it.
This one is a single handle with a pull out spout,
One weak point is the plastic cover over the button that changes from stream
to spray. They last a few years before starting to crack, a call to the 800
number gets a replacement at no cost in a couple of days. The replacement
requires no tools except your fingers.
A second problem was a drip from where the spout attaches to the hose. I
called the 800 number for a replacement o-ring. The customer rep assured me
that it was not the o-ring but a micro crack in the spout, That would cost
around $25 for a new spout. I said to send me the o-ring instead. She said
you will be back for the spout. She was right.
All in all much better than the Moen. the last Moen had failed because the
plastic member attaching the handle to the cartridge broke leaving the water
running full speed and no way to shut it save the valves under the sink, It
was a good thing this happened when I was home. The wife would not have
found the way to shut it off until I got home.
That's my story and I am sticking to it.
My house is 33 years old and only one faucet has been replaced.
That was about 25 years ago. I'd check the quality of your water and maybe
add a sediment filter. Most name brand faucets are good for 15+ years.
Oh- I know we have a crap-load of calcium in our water. But-- The
faucet that was in the kitchen when we bought the house lasted 20-30
years. [I paid no attention to what brand it was, damn-it.] The piece
of crap Moen destructed from the outside.
The Price Pfister might be good for another 20- but I'm not that in
love with it. It acts like it needs to be taken apart and lubed. If
I've got to clean that cupboard out & get my tools out to disconnect
this puppy, then I'll put a new one in its place.
Hang on to what you've got-- I don't see anything that looks
promising out there so far. That Moen cured me of spending extra
for the promise of quality. I buy the one with the look and
features I like-- and figure on getting 3-4 years out of it. Any more
will be a bonus.
We had a Moen that eventually developed a problem. I got a replacement
new faucet, rather than a free replacement part. Total cost was (I
think) $25. Now I need something again, since the hot water flow is
severely reduced. I think I need a seediment filter somewhere in the hot
Just installed a Delta Debonair (16927 SD DST). Installation a breeze
(once we got the old Moen out) Other factor was that I just got a
total replacement for a white bathrrom faucet from Delta for one on
which the finish had failed after 11 years.
Then again, I just like Delta.
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