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    Default Faucet Recomendation Please

    Hello All:

    I am looking for a single-handle bathroom faucet. I would like one that doesn't need an expensive new cartridge every time one of the rubber parts gets old.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Henry in Seattle

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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    Beware of the Big Box Stores. The "name brand" faucets they sell are a lower quality than the same brand sold by professional plumbing shops. You'll pay more, but you'll get more. Delta and Moen are good choices.

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    Some brands offer a lifetime warranty and will send you a new cartridge if the old one fails. A good ceramic cartridge should last a very long time unless you have a well and it pumps sand on occasion. Refurbing a delta is pretty quick and inexpensive.
    Jim DeBruycker
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    If the faucet has a cartridge, it probably does not have rubber washers. A few do, but most use ceramic units.

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    I've had all Delta's since 1977, and you can't go wrong with them, although there are comparables. They're very easy to maintain, etc.
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    I would go with Delta. The valves last and very easy to fix. They also come with a nice limited life time warranty.
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    For what's its worth, I have low-end Moens in my house - 17 years with no leaks, no maintenance...

    All the Delta kitchen faucets I've had needed new rubber seals every three years or so.

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    Moen, Buy it for looks, Buy it for life!

    I recently had a customer that had a vacuum breaker leaking on a pull out style kitchen sink faucet. I was there working on another job and knew that part would be a difficult find. I told him to call 1-800-BUY-MOEN that he had a lifetime guarantee... He was the original owner of the house and it came installed when the house was built. 10-15 minutes later he came and told me the faucet was discontinued no part available Moen was shipping a new faucet.

    I like the way they stand behind their product!

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