derbyan. faucet design. February 23rd , 2018.
Disc Faucet - a top-quality fixture, the disc faucet has a single handle and is identified by the wide cylinder by the faucet body. The cylinder contains a pair of closely fitting ceramic discs that regulate the water flow: a movable upper disc turns or lifts and lowers against a fixed lower ceramic disc. Most ceramic disc faucets don′t drip or leak because they′re made to be almost maintenance free. Dripping at the spout occurs when the neoprene seals or cylinder openings are dirty. If the faucet continues to leak after cleaning, then install a new cylinder.
If a cat touches your touch sensitive faucet, it will, most likely, be too long a contact for the faucet to turn on. A canary landing on the faucet won′t activate it either. Well, how likely is a situation when your kitten would be sitting there and touching the faucet with its paw? Situations of this kind are extremely unlikely to happen. But even if they do once in a while, a good faucet has a built-in system that turns the water off automatically after a certain period of inactivity. It is usually configured somewhere between 3 and 5 minutes. So even if the faucet gets turned on by some unusual circumstance, the loss from that will be rather insignificant.
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.
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.