andreas. faucet design. February 22nd , 2018.
The faucets with detachable spray wands have become extremely popular during the last decades. But there is always some doubt whether the pull-out wand will have a snug enough fit into its dock. If the wand does not sit very well, the faucet loses a lot. It can be beautifully designed, but if the spray head does not sit where it should, the whole faucet will look cheap and inferior. That is why the leading manufacturers of kitchen faucets have done their best to secure the wand firmly in its place.
Before performing this maintenance you should find out if the reason the faucet is leaking is because it was frozen and parts on the inside may be damaged. frost free hose bibs may freeze during freezing temperatures if a hose is left attached to it or if the hose bib is installed with the slope of the hose bib sloping in toward the house. Both conditions prevent the hose bib from draining when it is shut off and then when freezing temperatures happen the hose bib freezes up and is damaged. This article teaches you how to recognize problems with leaky frost free hose bibs and fix them.
Compression Style Faucets - this design is used for many double-handle faucets and is the old-fashioned style faucet (when shutting the faucet off, you usually can feel the rubber washer being squeezed inside the faucet.) Compression faucets have separate controls for hot and cold water and can be identified by the threaded stem assemblies inside the faucet body. Compression faucets all have washers or seals which control water flow and need to be replaced regularly over time. The replacement parts are inexpensive and easy to replace.
It can be cheap because it is very basic but still good-looking and reliable. In this case, there is no problem. But beware of too low-priced faucets that offer you a ton of advanced features like pull-out spray wand, fingertip operation of the handle or even touch sensitivity. If your faith is strong enough, such can serve you well for some time, but I fear to make a guess how long or short it can be.