Hi Ted-

Thank you for your post. Great question! And to be honest, it’s actually quite a common one. We often find a difference in pressure when changing the direction of water–like when running water into a bathtub through the bath faucet and redirecting it to your showerhead. There are two common reasons the pressure may be down:

 

1) The wire connector between the handle lever of the sprayer and the cutoff valve is slipping or loosening

2) Hard water buildup (consider getting soft water)

 

Since it is a newer faucet, the latter reason is highly unlikely. What I would recommend to you, is to take apart your spray hose and nozzle. Then simply reassemble it, tightening the connector and the sprayer lever. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, call on a professional.

 

Let us know if you have any additional questions. We’re happy to help where we can!

 

Regards,

Jan

 

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At Faucet Pro.com, we offer a wide selection of high class, high quality sink faucets for both your kitchen and your bathroom. This week at Faucet Pro.com, we are featuring a two bathroom sink faucets. The first one is by Moen, and is called Bayhill. The second featured bathroom faucet is made by Kohler and is called Alterna.

The Moen Bayhill Two Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet is more of your basic, yet elegant faucet. It’s perfect for a bathroom that needs a fancy touch, but is not too modern.

2 handle lav with drain assembly
– centerset
– high arc spout
– lever handles
– 50/50 drain assembly
– 4″ centers
– 1/2″ IPS connections
– 2.2 gpm (8.3 L/min) max.

The Kohler Alterna Widespread Lavatory Faucet shouts high fashion, modern, unique design. It’s perfect for those who want to finish off or begin a very contemporary bathroom.

The Alterna widespread lavatory faucet with lever handles and sheetflow spout brings unique design vision to a bath or powder room. And that vision will endure – KOHLER finishes and ceramic disc valves exceed industry standards for durability and longevity two times. The faucet includes a spout, handles, an aerator, a pop-up drain with a 1/4″ tailpiece and flexible stainless steel supplies. The handles come pre-assembled on the valves to simplify installation. Finally, optional handle inserts allow you to introduce a hint of contrast to your bath or powder room.
– Two-handle widespread lavatory faucet for 8″ – 16″ centers
– Solid brass construction for durability and reliability
– Fluid design lines for ease of cleaning

To find these featured bathroom sink faucets, visit us at www.faucetpro.com where we want you to “Be Inspired.”

A durable and stylish kitchen faucet or bath faucet blends together function and aesthetics. The well made faucet makes life a lot easier. Excellent valve mechanism and more durable finishes boost longevity and looks.

Here are six steps in choosing the right faucet for you:

1. Two-handle designs, generally goes for as low as $50, allows you to regulate the temperature more accurately. Having independent control for the hot and cold water makes adjusting the temperature easier.

The single handle faucets also known as post-mount, generally goes for $75 to $200, operate from side-mounted lever or a top-mounted knob. Most single-handle faucets have pullout spouts.

The cross-shaped design and large wing levers are the more popular designs. However, most faucets have different handles that can be attached to a faucet body for a customized look.

2. If the style of the faucet is important, begin your choosing with the type of finish. The most affordable finish for a faucet is a chrome finish. Usually priced around $60. The chrome-finish has a long warranty on scratches.

The more colorful enamel coatings generally will cost you from $20 to $200 more, and are more susceptible to scratches and chipping. Add 25 to 40 percent more to the price of coated faucets for stainless steel faucets.

3. A PVD (physical vapor deposition) finish is better than usual plated finishes but add $150 to $750 more in costs. The PVD finish is done by vaporizing the metal and glazing it with a scratch-resistant and non-tarnishing film.

Look at brushed chrome, oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel for a rustic appeal. The brushed finish and satin finish cleverly hides scratches.

4. There are more to spouts aside from the standard straight faucets. There are high-arching goose-like spouts, great for filling pots. A pull-out faucet can get you anywhere in a sink with three-bowls. You can go from a spray mode to a stream mode with a touch. There are also restaurant-type models for those extra long hoses.

5. Know that there are four kinds of faucets.

a. The compression valve:

The compression valve uses rubber washers. The compression valve type of faucet will eventually leak but they are typically easy to repair.

b. The ball valves:

The ball valve controls the flow and temperature of the water by using a steel ball. The ball valves are washerless and easy to maintain because of this. Replacing a ball valve is readily affordable and easy to do.

c. The ceramic disk

The ceramic disk is virtually a maintenance free water faucet. It is guaranteed not to wear out but is obviously much more expensive than the ball valve or compression valve.

d. The cartridge faucet

Much like the ceramic disk, the cartridge faucet usually does not need any maintenance. Just like the ceramic disk, it has a hefty price tag.

Regardless of the type of faucet you choose. Always check the warranty and the finish.

6. You may opt for filtering faucets, costing $200 plus, to bring in purified water. Several filters are placed under the sink while others are fitted inside the spout. To set the maximum water temperature, an anti-scald faucet can be used. An electronic faucet with an infrared sensor is also available. They save on water and allow for cleaner handles.

In general, you don’t need to hand over your hard earned money to pay for good quality. Most faucets have the same basic parts and sometimes even the same finish across several price lines.

To have a streamlined, urban look, choose a faucet that is mounted on the wall, this is often used with vanity bowls.

Be sure that your faucet connection matches your sink holes. If they don’t match, you’ll have to provide more drill holes or cover the unused holes using an escutcheon plate.

All faucets in general carry at least one year warranties. Even the low-end models carry at least one year of warranty. Many faucets carry a warranty by the manufacturer that is more than one year.

Good luck choosing the perfect faucet for you.

Author- Mike Davidson

Visit us at www.FaucetPro.com! We carry a good selection of high quality kitchen faucets.

At Faucet Pro.com, we offer a wide selection of high quality, high class kitchen and bathroom sink faucets. This week we are featuring two outstanding, high quality kitchen faucets.

The first faucet is by Kohler Faucets. It’s called the Avatar Single Control Pullout.” It is pictured first. The Avatar kitchen sink faucet with a single front lever handle features a high-arch 9″ brass spout that swivels 360 degrees. Temperature memory allows the water to be turned on or off at any temperature setting. A high-temperature limit stop means you can preset a comfortable maximum temperature so you never have to worry about scalding. Washerless ceramic valving ensures precise water control by resisting debris and hard water buildup. Solid brass construction ensures years of reliable performance.

Notes about the Avatar:
* Single lever handle meets ADA requirements
* For single- or three-hole installation

The second featured faucet is by Moen Faucets. It’s called the “Aberdeen One Handle Kitchen Faucet.” The specs for this faucet are below:

* pause button temporarily stops the flow of water
* Hydrolock quick connect installation
* lever handle
* 15″ spout height
* 8-1/2″ spout reach
* 2 hole application
* 8-1/2″ supplies
* 1/2″ IPS connections
* spout swings

To find these kitchen faucets and other high quality, high class kitchen sink faucets, simply visit our website at www.FaucetPro.com.

If your faucet continues to drip and waste water when turned off then you have a problem that is all too typical. In today’s article we will give you the information that you need to know in order to fix this common household problem.There are several types of faucets found in homes today, including the washer type, the washer-less type, the spring-and-valve type, and the disk type. The repair procedure differs for each type. Because replacement parts vary so much, it is best to find a hardware in your area that has replacement part reference books and to work with them to find the parts you need. When possible, try to determine the manufacturer of the unit before you go to the hardware store, and take the old parts along with you for reference.

What to do: If a faucet begins to leak, never use excessive force to try to close it because that will only cause damage. Nearly all faucets can be taken apart to replace defective parts. Before beginning to work on a faucet, turn off the stop valves on the hot and cold lines. If you don’t have stop valves, you will have to turn off the main water supply valve and work on the faucet when the rest of the home can get by without water (or have a plumber do the work).

With washer-type faucets, dripping water is often caused by worn out washers. Replacement involves taking out the screw in the handle (which may be covered by a decorative cap), taking off the handle, loosening the packing nut, and removing the spindle and washer assembly. A screw holds the washer in place. Replace it with the correct-size washer and reassemble.

Note: If washers must be replaced often, it may be a sign that the faucet seat is worn. If the seat is replaceable, install a new faucet seat insert, or reseat (smooth the seat with a seat dressing tool). If a worn faucet seat is not removable, the only option is to use this tool. For other types of faucets, consult product sheets, detailed how-to books, or your local parts supplier.

If the faucet that drips is more than 5 years old, you may want to consider replacement rather than repair – unless the original is a high-quality faucet. More expensive, quality replacement faucets are generally worth the money; they can last up to three times as long as inexpensive faucets, saving both replacement and labor costs.

Tip: If there are no stop valves near the fixture where a faucet must be replaced, consider installing new stop valves at the time of the replacement. They will allow you to isolate the fixture and still have water throughout the rest of the house the next time the faucet needs attention.

Faucet Handle Leaks

When water comes out along the handle of the faucet when it is turned on, you have yourself a faucet handle leak. Some faucets, usually old-style units, use either a washer or packing (which looks somewhat like greased yarn) to keep water from escaping along the spindle. In this case, the problem will most likely be with the washer or packing material under the packing nut, not the faucet’s washer .

What to do: If water is leaking around the handle area, remove the handle and try to tighten the packing nut. If this doesn’t correct the problem, remove the packing nut. If there is a washer under it, replace it. If there is no washer, you will need to unwind the old packing and replace it. After wrapping the spindle with new packing material, replace the packing nut. The packing nut will compress the packing material in place. Replace the handle and turn the water back on at the shutoff valve.

Mixing faucets, which are used on sinks, laundry tubs, and bathtubs, consist of 2 separate units, with the same spout, that need to be repaired separately. Most packing nuts may be loosened with an adjustable wrench, and most will loosen by turning counterclockwise. (Caution: Avoid using excess pressure with wrenches because it can cause damage and create the need for new parts.)

Tip: When buying packing material, ask your supplier to see any improved versions in stock. Some newer, nylon-coated materials help faucet handles turn easier and last longer than the older packing materials do. 

 by Derek Pliers

For brand new kitchen and bathroom faucets, check out Faucet Pro at www.faucetpro.com. We offer a selection of kitchen and bathroom faucets from two major brands: Moen and Kohler. Faucet Pro’s stylish collection of Kohler and Moen brand name Kitchen and Bathroom Faucets, has been designed to fit your needs, for your life.  Browse through an aray of the finest Kohler and Moen Faucets.
Enjoy the simplistic and bold designs that only the best Bathroom and
Kitchen Faucet designers have to offer.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions we receive from visitors to our website: www.faucetpro.com. We want to ensure that you have the answers to any questions you might have about kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, and sink faucets in general.

If your question was not answered, feel free to contact us and we’ll gladly answer your questions.

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Damaged shipments from handling must be
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sure to note this on the freight bill. If you notice concealed damage after
the driver has left, keep all the packing and call the freight carrier to
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If a product appears to have a
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All products have a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.  If your Kitchen or Bathroom faucet needs to be returned simply contact us so we can start the merchandise return process.

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products, errors in shipping your order, or other errors. The limit of our
liability is the replacement cost of any item you purchase from
us.

It’s spring time. The weather is changing, the snow is melting, and people all over are starting to do some serious spring cleaning. Many are also considering rennovating their houses. If you are considering making a change to your kitchen or bathroom, read on.

One of the best ways to rennovate your kitchen or bathroom is with a high quality, stylish Moen or Kohler sink faucet. Who would have thought that a single faucet could make that much difference. Check out the sink faucets in the pictures attached to this article, and you’ll start to see why.

By adding a Kohler Kitchen Faucet to your kitchen, you can dramatically add value to the place where you spend most of your time. Forget about replacing cabinets, countertops, appliances, etc. The least expensive place to start is at the sink. Start by replacing your old, boring sink faucet with a brand new modern Moen Kitchen Faucet.

The next room to rennovate is the bathroom. Once again, before spending thousands of dollars replacing your cabinets, countertops, shower, toilet…. Start with the faucet. You can increase the value of your bathroom by simply adding a brand new stylish bathroom sink faucet. Check Kohler Bathroom Faucets and Moen Bathroom Faucets.

If you’d like more information on top quality, stylish kitchen and bathroom faucets, check out Faucet Pro at http://www.faucetpro.com/home.

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