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Bathroom Remodeling – Palo Alto – Faucet Types
The lead article (the table of contents if you will) is titled Bathroom Remodeling.
This article is also part of a min-series about faucets.
When we refer to the type of the faucet, we are referring to the type of valve mechanism by which the hot and cold water is mixed and by which the water flow rate is set.
There are four types of valves in common usage.
A brief summary is given below and by following the links below you will find more detail on each type.
As the name implies, the valve mechanism is a ball and these are only found in single handle faucets where the handle rotates on what would be the top of a ball (which is actually is).
This types tends to leak more than the others.
These are the newest form on the market.
They are very high quality and very reliable, and do not often need to be repaired.
These are cartridges in the handles that move up and down as the handle is turned.
Holes in the cartridge line up (or don’t) with the holes in the housing to control the flow of water.
These faucets do periodically need the washers or cartridges replaced, but doing so is pretty simple.
These are the oldest type of faucet available.
They are typically the least expensive, and also the most likely to leak and need fixing.
These can be identified by a feel that you are “tightening down” on the faucet to stop the water.
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