Nestor Kelebay wrote:
This web site:
calls those things "pot filler" faucets, and says that they're often of an
articulating design so that they can be folded flat against the wall when
not in use.
While you can buy aftermarket parts from various suppliers for the most
common faucets, you might have to go to the manufacturer to get
replacement water seals in the articulating joints of those faucets, and
they might prove to be exhorbitantly expensive.
You see, the manufacturer is going to take the view that the cost of
repair parts should cover the entire cost of they're having to stock an
inventory of repair parts for those comparitively rare faucets. And that
cost won't just be the cost of manufacturing the repair parts, but will
include the cost of doing an annual inventory, a fraction of the cost of
the rent or property tax they pay on the warehouse they store those parts
in, a fraction of the utility bills they have to pay on that warehouse,
and a fraction of the salaries paid to warehouse employees. The
manufacturer is going to reason that if the cost of the repair parts
doesn't cover all of that, they're losing money by even offering repair
parts to customers, and that the smarter strategy might be to market pot
fillers made in China for $29.99 a pop, and not even bother with repair
parts. That's a common theme nowadays.
So, before you commit to buying any manufacturer's "pot filler", you might
want to phone the manufacturer's 1-800 customer service phone number and
ask what they charge for a set of water seals for those nifty articulating
joints. You may find out that replacements parts for such a comparitively
rare faucet are exhorbitantly expensive. If so, that's another thing you
have to weigh into your decision.
..in solidarity with the movement for change in Iran.