felicia. faucet design. February 21st , 2018.
First - Determine Faucet Design: There are four basic faucet designs: ball-style, cartridge, disc, and compression. Sometimes a faucet type can be determined by the outer appearance, but often the faucet must be taken apart to identify what kind of faucet it is. The four faucet designs come under two categories: washer and washer-less.
To disassemble unscrew the setscrew and pull off handle. Tighten the plastic adjusting ring inside the cap by turning it with a special flat adjusting tool-or fit tow screwdrivers into the slots and cross their blades to turn the ring. If your ball-style faucet with this type of cap is leaking from the spout, first try tightening the cap with channel pliers. Still leaking? Disassemble and replace worn/broken parts. Often you need to lift out the ball and replace the rubber seats and springs on both sides of the valve. If the faucet leaks around the spout, replace worn o-rings. Replace rotating ball only if clearly worn.
But do these fears have substance? Haven′t the engineers and designers of the best touch sensitive kitchen faucets anticipated these situations? Do we still have to deny ourselves the liberating feeling of operation with a touch and choose a more basic faucet only because we are not sure it will live up to the expectations?
If you wash a lot of large pots, fill vases often or have a big roomy sink a high arc faucet is probably for you. High-arc, also known as gooseneck or high neck faucets, give you more room to work. Today′s high arc kitchen faucets often have beautiful flowing curves and tapered handles and could easily be the focal point of a kitchen. These faucets are best used in deep sinks, they will cause splashing if the sink is shallow. Most bar sink faucets are of the high arc type to allow as much room as possible for washing produce.