Rapida, yeah, I think its the fact that my mother got cheap brands. But its not just leaking, it has to do with not having as much control. I can't get the water to drip just hot because the handle won't go at the right angle-- maybe its because I'm not used to it. I've always had two handles so I prefer it that way. I like the lever ones rather than knobs because I can bump them with my elbow to turn them on and I can have more control over the flow with just moving it with my elbow or wrist than I could manage with a single handle.
Here's an odd question, on some Canadian programs I saw them talking about traps with cleanouts under sinks, but when I looked for them at US stores I didn't find them. Is that just a Canadian thing?
I wish 250lbs would work in my home, but it has to be over 350lbs because of the clamoring doofusaurus.