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Old 11-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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I hope this is in the right place.

We're looking to replace our 13-yr-old leaky kitchen faucet and the first question is, do they all have the same mounting dimensions? That is, can I use the same holes that were used for the faucet that I'm replacing?

Second, how do you search for a suitable faucet? I know we want an off-white, lever controlled faucet with a baseplate and a separate spray nozzle. There seem to be thousands of faucets on-line; it's overwhelming!

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Depends, what are you replacing, if there's three holes in the sink then any faucet that says has a plate or two handles will work.
Stick with one that says life time warranty.
Moen and Delta are the two I use, the parts are easy to find.
I'd stay away from Price Fister, Glacier Bay, any low end store brands.
You'll soon see a white faucet show hand marks really bad.

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Depends, what are you replacing, if there's three holes in the sink then any faucet that says has a plate or two handles will work.
Stick with one that says life time warranty.
Moen and Delta are the two I use, the parts are easy to find.
I'd stay away from Price Fister, Glacier Bay, any low end store brands.
Thanks. Replacing a Moen 7430. Moen says one hole for the faucet and one for the side spray, but their diagrams seem to indicate 3 holes for the faucet.
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Just about any faucet will work.
If you look for one that includes a soap dispenser that will fill in the old sprayer hole.
Your going to notice a big difference in the flow out of a sprayer in the handle faucet.
There's tiny hoses that feed the water so there's going to be a drop on flow in pressure.
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If the faucet is just leaking, that means that the gaskets and rubber washers inside the unit are worn out, and need to be replaced. Why buy a new faucet, if all it needs is the rubber gaskets and such replaced.

Now if you are doing it, because you want a fancy handsfree unit, that is going to cost you a bit more than a standard unit. Moen calls white finish "Glacier" on their site.
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Just about any faucet will work.
If you look for one that includes a soap dispenser that will fill in the old sprayer hole.
Your going to notice a big difference in the flow out of a sprayer in the handle faucet.
There's tiny hoses that feed the water so there's going to be a drop on flow in pressure.
A large drop you will think its plugged.
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If the faucet is just leaking, that means that the gaskets and rubber washers inside the unit are worn out, and need to be replaced. Why buy a new faucet, if all it needs is the rubber gaskets and such replaced.

Now if you are doing it, because you want a fancy handsfree unit, that is going to cost you a bit more than a standard unit. Moen calls white finish "Glacier" on their site.
1. Moen is sending what they think I need (including a new side spray unit!), no change.

2. Does a faucet ever fail in such a way that it must be replaced instead of repaired?

Hands free? How do you operate it?

3. The one I have is "sand" and that's no longer a popular color. White is out, I'm afraid.
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Finish peels off, water is so caustic it corroded the inside sealing surfaces are just tow reasons to replace the whole thing.
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Hands free is exactly that. Ever gone to the dr's office, or a restaurant, and have not had to turn on a faucet handle, to get water to come out.
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Hands free is exactly that. Ever gone to the dr's office, or a restaurant, and have not had to turn on a faucet handle, to get water to come out.
Well, I've seen the ones in ER prep rooms where they scrub and then turn off the water with their elbows.

Why would I want that in my kitchen?
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Nice to have when you have raw meat all over your hands.
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Nice to have when you have raw meat all over your hands.
Or your kids have dirt all over their hands, or you have been working on the mower, or something else, come in and do not want to grab the handle, in turn getting it greasy or filthy.
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Shoot I may get me one lol
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Shoot I may get me one lol
I wouldn't bother........

IMO, if you're into that techy stuff- a touch control is much better
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I'm waiting for an Android-powered voice-activated faucet!

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