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  • American Standard

    4 5.26%
  • Delta

    30 39.47%
  • Gerber

    0 0%
  • Grohe

    9 11.84%
  • Kohler

    7 9.21%
  • KWC

    0 0%
  • Moen

    28 36.84%
  • Price Pfister

    8 10.53%
  • Pegasus

    0 0%
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    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
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    Default What is your favorite faucet?

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    Last edited by Terry; 03-20-2005 at 11:12 AM.

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    Good idea for the poll.. Please keep us posted on results. ]

    To complicate things, I might have different choices if it were differentiated on Kitchen/Lav/Tub-shower.

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    Actually the answer would change depending on whether you are referring to single handle or multiple handle faucets, or which fixture the faucet is for. Single handle I prefer Delta, two handle Price Pfister, two handle pressure balance tub/shower Price Pfister, and single handle tub, tub/shower Delta 1700 series.

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    I've installed/used two American Standard Hampton two-handle faucets and both have worked great for years.
    I installed a Delta kitchen faucet that had a problem which was a negative but the warranty/customer service was so fantastic and the replacement has fixed the problem so I really like Delta.
    I installed a PricePfister Parisa single handle faucet that really nice, the feel and action of the handle and the finish are quite impressive, so PricePfister gets my vote.

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    Got ot go with Moen (and Delta a close second). In Northern Va. we use A LOT of Moen ( Delta 2nd) . 'Course I 've been getting a little dissapointed by the "More Plastic" parts everyone is using latley.

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    It is tough to make a choice in the land of plastic. I replaced a Delta 400 once that was 25 years old!! Of course it was twice if not three times the weight of the new one...Yes they went with another 400...how boring, but how dependable!!

    I just finished a large 150+ home developement and the number one choice was Delta then American Standard and then Grohe. I find Delta to be the easiest to install (except shower valves Symmons#1), but I like the feel and look of Grohe! I put a Grohe (Euro style)in my kitchen two years ago and it still looks and performs like new.

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    Talking Delta, grohe, moen, am standard,

    Delta is the best. for all around practicality and looks...

    If you want to spend a fortune on a faucet, you can still do it

    with Delta... and have the best of both worlds....
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    Grohe is a good close second....but its pretty expensive but
    not made in the USA...

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    Moen is next on the list, they are ok, I recently got a

    real good screwing when having to buy a

    moen positemp tub faucet cartridge for a total of $59.00

    just a hunk of rubber and plastic....

    All their stuff just feels cheap....., and is actually
    sort of a pain to take apart


    But at least their parts are about the same and dont change
    designs very often. everything looks pretty interchangeable
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    under Moen their is I sppose American Standard.,,, just so so

    nothing to write home about.

    WHO CARES ABOUT THE CERANAMIC DESIGN ANYWAY????

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    then you got the Price Fister junk and the Kohler Junk......

    The reason I dont like either brand is...

    I simply DESPISE any faucet company that has a parts book
    as large as the yellow pages....with changes in series and
    design runs going back 45 years...

    It seems that both of these comapnies
    like to change their designs every few years
    on a whim. ...Just for giggles... Lets try someting new

    Then they just expect the plumber or homeowner to
    somehow figure out which parts are needed for
    some design that has been canned 10 -15 years ago..
    from a parts book with 300+ pages in it...

    It has happened to me lots of times, you simply cant
    get the parts or figure out what design or series you
    are looking at...or you spend the day doing it...

    If you cant read the numbers off the
    faucets cause they are too worn out scratched up or dirty,
    you are in trouble.


    under these their are the Tiawan and made over-seas junk
    you see in the hardware stores for 20 bucks..

    and then you got the 5 dollar kitchen faucets made of
    solid plastic sold at wall mart...

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    I like American Standard, I definitely seem to be alone on this one! They have been exceptional on any warranty issues, send me boxes of replacement parts with no cost or questions asked, and have a beautiful look to them. The roman tub faucet with shower attachment is my favourite, and love getting to choose the same faucet with different handle choices. Delta and Moen tie for second.

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    I think Delta faucets are junk.

    I've spent 8 hrs trying to replace the seat and springs to stop a leak on a delta faucet in a house less then 5 yrs old.

    I can't do it the spring seats wont sit properly to stop the leaks. now I have to pay a plumber at 65/hr to fix and miss the day of work since they refuse to work weekends.

    I've contacted Delta, customer support has been non existent and their website isnt very good. I've found a half dozen other websites with more info on repairs then their own website has.

    There is no good reason for a faucet to be leaking in 5 yrs.
    Last edited by jeffjudd; 02-04-2007 at 10:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master plumber mark
    Delta is the best. for all around practicality and looks...

    If you want to spend a fortune on a faucet, you can still do it

    with Delta... and have the best of both worlds....
    -----------------------------------------------------------

    Grohe is a good close second....but its pretty expensive but
    not made in the USA...

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    Moen is next on the list, they are ok, I recently got a

    real good screwing when having to buy a

    moen positemp tub faucet cartridge for a total of $59.00

    just a hunk of rubber and plastic....

    All their stuff just feels cheap....., and is actually
    sort of a pain to take apart


    But at least their parts are about the same and dont change
    designs very often. everything looks pretty interchangeable
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    under Moen their is I sppose American Standard.,,, just so so

    nothing to write home about.

    WHO CARES ABOUT THE CERANAMIC DESIGN ANYWAY????

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    then you got the Price Fister junk and the Kohler Junk......

    The reason I dont like either brand is...

    I simply DESPISE any faucet company that has a parts book
    as large as the yellow pages....with changes in series and
    design runs going back 45 years...

    It seems that both of these comapnies
    like to change their designs every few years
    on a whim. ...Just for giggles... Lets try someting new

    Then they just expect the plumber or homeowner to
    somehow figure out which parts are needed for
    some design that has been canned 10 -15 years ago..
    from a parts book with 300+ pages in it...

    It has happened to me lots of times, you simply cant
    get the parts or figure out what design or series you
    are looking at...or you spend the day doing it...

    If you cant read the numbers off the
    faucets cause they are too worn out scratched up or dirty,
    you are in trouble.


    under these their are the Tiawan and made over-seas junk
    you see in the hardware stores for 20 bucks..

    and then you got the 5 dollar kitchen faucets made of
    solid plastic sold at wall mart...
    No offense. But what I saw of delta faucets you probably can make a full time living off simply replacing the seats and springs in their faucets. Which are are so difficult to install most homeowners will struggle and they are so poorly designed it takes an expert to get them to seat properly and create a seal.

    Delta customer support, I will have a plumber out and have the leak fixed before they ever get back to me. Pretty much useless.

    You say the Taiwan stuff, is junk, but my delta faucet didnt last 5 yrs before it started leaking. The cost of the plumber alone (65/hr) would have paid for almost a new faucet.

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    You are doing something wrong, because Delta is one of the easiest faucets to repair, and if you use the right parts they work the first time. Customer service answers the phone when you call and takes care of the problem immediately. (I didn't think they had an answering machine where you could leave a message and they would get back to you)

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    My answer is simple for me, Delta. They are simple to install, simple to find parts, and simple to repair.

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    For Jeff....your experience is far from the norm. Most of us have found Deltas to be reliable and easy to repair. They also do have an excellent website, and customer service.

    Regarding your faucet: there are 2 kinds of seats/springs ( basicall new vs old. At 5 years, you need the new, which the spring is short and tapered in shape. Seldom is is necessary to replace the ball or cartridge, but if it leaks with new seats, consider that. Also, if it is a ball type, there is the little tension adjustment spanner on top of the dome nut. That can be used to stop a persistent drip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjudd
    Which are are so difficult to install most homeowners will struggle and they are so poorly designed it takes an expert to get them to seat properly and create a seal.

    Delta is notorious for being the most commonly repaired faucet by homeowners around, men and women alike the easiest to repair when a faucet leaks, no specific tools.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjudd
    Delta customer support, I will have a plumber out and have the leak fixed before they ever get back to me. Pretty much useless.
    A customer of mine last week had a house full of Delta brass finish faucets. House was built 12 years ago and the finishes were starting to splotch and go bad. It was definitely a defect in the finish, not the progression of cleaning them over the years since the markings where at odd places on the spout and on the bell of the handle.

    The customer was shipped 3 Brilliance 2 handle brass faucets for replacement and was also given the trim kit for a roman tub faucet. Didn't cost a single dime to him and his wife.

    All of this totalled over a $1000.00 and all this customer has invested in this whole matter is my time to replace them all. Pretty good deal I would say.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjudd
    You say the Taiwan stuff, is junk, but my delta faucet didnt last 5 yrs before it started leaking. The cost of the plumber alone (65/hr) would have paid for almost a new faucet.
    << Bet the plumber didn't even check static pressure before replacing the faucet. hint hint

    Honestly, you jumped the gun and your inability to repair a Delta faucet makes me think your opinion on the subject matter isn't what it's cracked up to be. Time for plumbing 101 and a little bit of patience.
    Last edited by Dunbar Plumbing; 02-05-2007 at 09:12 AM.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    Like...Moen...Delta...Grohe

    Dislike...Price Pfister

    Detest...American Standard

    Best support..IMO...Moen...then Delta
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