posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by beezzer
Terribly wrong, not all faucets are created equally.
It is true that even the best equipment will eventually break down.
But there are many variables at play, water hardness, leaks in the pipes (they introduce sand and dirt to your water), the idiot turning the knob, all
of these things and many more attribute to said faucets longevity.
Know first off I am a retired plumber so to argue plumbing with me would be as wise as going against a hardened attorney in a court case.
But seeing is how I am retired, this advice will be bill free.
When you get a faucet, be careful of how people treat it, mind your pluymbing system and take the small precautions that avoid big repairs, ie An
inline sediment filter will remove nearly all sand/dirt contamination from your house but will not affect your system at all.
True there are crook plumbers out there, I was not one I promise.
But if we get the right faucet and maintain it, the only thing we should ever have to replace is a couple of knobs, stems, seats, and washers.
These will always fail eventually.
But we should not throw out the faucet because of the plumber.
Plumbers can be replaced as easily as faucet parts.