derbyan. faucet design. February 22nd , 2018.
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.
For pull-down models, the hose needs to be guided through the faucet body and spout, for touch sensitive models, there will be a battery pack that needs to be connected to the contacts.
Apart of that, you may want to know how long a distance the wand retracts from. On some faucets, the wand will come back to the dock from any point where you release it. Others will need to be brought close to the dock to activate the forces that pull it in.
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.