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Old 04-06-2010, 05:41 PM   #16
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Good brand of kitchen faucet for an old home


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I want to replace the old kitchen faucet because it has this annoying drip when you shut it off. It will drip, drip, drip, etc. I had a plumber out here last month repairing a comode leak, I pointed it out to him, the plumber recommended replacing the old faucet with a new one rather than rebuild it, he recommended Delta or Moen kitchen faucets. Thanks for your comments.
Moen and Delta (and other) faucets have repair kits that cost about $5.00 - a new ball, 2 seals, 2 springs and a wrench. They are pretty easy for a homeowner to install - MUCH easier than replacing the faucette!

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Old 05-23-2010, 03:54 PM   #17
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Ok...now you guys (Alan & DangerMouse) have got me confused! On 3 piece sets, I thought you measure from center of the LEFT handle, across the spigot, to the center of the RIGHT handle.
Like this:
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LEFT SPIGOT RIGHT
CTR CTR

I have the 3 piece bathroom faucet sets in my bathrooms - two separate handles and a separate spigot. That's the norm around here (Phoenix). I get 8 inches when I measure them the way I described above. So isn't that an 8"/aka 'widespread' set? My house was built in 1989, and the bathrooms have their original gold color fixtures - which are ALL peeling and ugly. Now one of the handle sets is leaking, so I'm biting the bullet and replacing all 3 bathroom sets, plus the 2 bathtub sets, so it all matches, at least within each bathroom. From what I see online, it looks like all one-piece sets (the 2 handles & spigot on 1 base) are ALL 4", and the 3 piece sets are ALL 8". So am I measuring wrong? Or are bathrooms in Phoenix way out of the norm?

Now that I think of it, the remodel I did in MA about 8 years ago, the new bathroom sink had holes drilled for a 3 piece set. Unfortunately, I don't remember what brand I bought, but at least there, I had a reliable contractor and plumbing supply houses to talk to - here, I'm appalled by the lack of knowledge and support, and no one will back up what they sell or install (IF they show up).

I'm also confused on brands - some sites say buy Moen or Delta, NOT Kohler, another says buy Kohler, NOT Moen OR Delta. But very few of the sites I've looked at are objective.
And then there are the lesser known brands....my concern would be getting parts.

I already made a mistake last year getting a Kohler toilet - almost as bad as the 20 year old ones I already had (still have one, need to replace it ASAP). They're great as long you never have to do a number 2! LOL....

I can already see that 3 piece sets are pretty expensive - especially since I have to buy 3 plus 2 bathtub sets, all at once.
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center to center on handle-yes

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