Kraus Faucet into a Toto Promenade Pedestal Lavatory
Aargh!. So my bathroom reno project is finally coming to installing the Toilet a Toto Promenade round bowl: Done.Today I installed a beautiful Kraus 8 inch 3 hole faucet into the Toto Promenade 28 inch Pedestal lav, and installed the sink onto the pedestal. A tremendous PITA, but it looked Beautiful until I turned the water stops on, and the stupid faucet was leaking where the water hot/cold manifold screws into the faucet itself. In order to install the faucet into the sink, you need to unscrew the manifold from the facet spout assembly, mount the spout into the center lav hole, and then screw the manifold back into the spout. Everything looke good going together. The O-rings went into the spout's body smoothly, which I paid particlar care with, for sure.Then attaching the hoses, that was lots of fun, but just had to unscrew the manifold 1/2 turn from the spout so there was room for the hoses, as you can see in the attached pictures. Yhe manifold has a very fine thread, so a 1/2 turn does not amount to much of the spout moving out of the spout body. By the way, that line that looks kinked in the photo, is just a reflection, it is not kinked.I removed the manifold from the spout, and the O-rings are undamaged.Also, the pop-up drain is not long enough to reach the rod in the waste body to actuate the pop-up, which just bottoms and stops the drain as if you wanted to keep water in the sink.This Kraus faucet is beautiful, but installing it is real, real ugly. Tomorrow I'm going to remove the spout and assemble it to the manifold and test it under pressure. There really was no pressure when it was leaking, as the water was able to freely flow out of the faucet spout. Did I say AArgh?Have any of you Pros worked with Kraus faucets before and had any problems?:o I'm no pro, but I have installed about 50 or so faucets over the years for myself and friends, family, never had a problem before this one. I'll be calling Kraus on Monday to see what they have to offer. They already sent me an 1-1/4 inch flanged tail piece, as there factory forgot to pach them with a load of these faucets. Not easy to find a 1-1/4 inch flanged tailpiece and its washer these days either, it seems.
My project is almost done, Hoo Hah!
The progress is happening now. all fixtures installed and working well, no leaks. Looks real sweet too, at least we think so.