derbyan. faucet design. February 21st , 2018.
Important: After making repairs to a disc faucet, it is imperative the handle in the ON position, then open the shutoff valves slowly. The ceramic discs can be cracked by the sudden release of air from the faucet. Once the water is running steadily, it is safe to close the faucet.
Of all the fixtures and appliances the kitchen faucet is probably the one we use the most. According to faucet manufacturer KWC, the average family uses the kitchen faucet more than 40 times a day. Whether it′s hand washing, rinsing off dishes, filling a pasta pot or washing vegetables, the kitchen faucet gets a real workout every day. So when it′s time to buy a new faucet you need to know how to choose one that will do it′s job and will keep doing it for years to come. But, not to worry, this guide should take much of the fear and loathing out of selecting a new faucet.
Once you have the faucet out, replace all rubber washers and o-rings. When replacing washers, check the condition of the metal valve seats inside the faucet body. If the valve seats feel rough, they should be replaced or resurfaced.
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.