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Old 08-24-2016, 07:39 AM   #1
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I never heard of Glacier Bay or Pfister. I'd buy the Delta faucet but no one knew why the handles face forward which looks ackward. Was the display put up wrong or is that how it goes?

Pfister has a nice one handle but its $74 so I was hoping not to spend that much but are one handle more convenient?

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Avoid Glacier Bay, it's a Home Depot house brand. Price Pfister and Delta are both good quality. The Delta in your pic looks like the handles are turned on.
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Glacier Bay is Big Orange's "store brand." Mostly cheap, lower quality goods.

Pfister has been around a long time.

1 or 2 handles is just a matter of personal preference.

But whatever you want to buy, first you can check the product reviews at the Big Orange website.
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And just be sure that the faucet matches the holes in the sink (or maybe your counter-top), either 4" or 8" hole spacing.
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Moen is my first choice but I've used Price Pfister and been happy with it. As stated, Delta is a good brand.
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I had seriously bad luck with a price pfister single handle kitchen. Some idiot in there design department used a all plastic cartridge with a plastic stem that the metal Allen key for the handle tightened on to keep the handle on. This set up constantly loosened with handle flopping in the breeze. I replaced with a moen.
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I have been using Moen in my home and in my rentals for the last 25 years. Very few issues, and when there is an issue it usually takes less than 30 minutes to fix. Just my $.02!

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I've always had Moen but this store didn't have much selection in Moen. I'll go back and look again.

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I've always had Moen but this store didn't have much selection in Moen. I'll go back and look again.

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I would strongly suggest going to a plumbing supply house rather than a big box. The quality is much better and the prices are not that much different.

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I'm stuck with HD as one of my kids gave me a gift card from there to buy a faucet.

Today bought a Delta single handle.

The 2 handle Moen $49 I almost bought had handles that seemed short.

What I noticed was that there were 3/4 as many 2 handle bathroon sink faucets compared to single handle. I wonder why?
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I'm stuck with HD as one of my kids gave me a gift card from there to buy a faucet.

Today bought a Delta single handle.

The 2 handle Moen $49 I almost bought had handles that seemed short.

What I noticed was that there were 3/4 as many 2 handle bathroon sink faucets compared to single handle. I wonder why?
Whatever HD is, it is a very smart company. They know how to sell stuff. Whatever they have on the shelf is based on what their customers want to buy.

BTW, they sell a lot of brands and models on their web site that they don't carry in the store, mostly due to limited shelf space. Have a look around the web site. If you see something better, they will ship it to the store or to your house for free (if it's over $45) and they have a very easy return/refund process.
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Moen, Delta... anything but Glacier Bay. Its considered to be budget.
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Pfister is budget fixture, started seeing it at homedepot about 20 yrs ago? Half that time, it was lowest budget until the chinese brands got into the game. I think it is still the older names, moen, american standard, kohler, delta, that has some expectation of lasting longer than a few years. American standard I bought came with a cable pop up. The stopper sinks with gravity, esp if water hits it, and is becoming annoying.

I also look for ceramic washer and metal drain.
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