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 recommend a good faucet...
Author: coloradojulie (CO)

Hey everyone! I am looking for a brand recommendation for a bathroom faucet that would resist very hard water. we have ALOT of calcium in our well water, so much so that it builds up inside our faucets. (it also causes water running in our toilet tank-flapper not shutting all the way, probably a result of the calcium deposits)
Thanks
Julie Skinner

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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: stuckinlodi (MO)

I might be wrong but I don't think you will find any faucet that eliminates hard water deposits from happening. Hard water is due to minerals like calcium dissolved in the water. When the water evaporates it leaves the mineral deposits behind. If the mineral content is very high the deposits can form even without evaporation. Have you looked into getting a water softener or some type of water filter? Might be able to get one for under the sink use, like kitchen and bathroom, they also make models for the whole house.

If you have a dishwasher you may have noticed hard water affecting the glasses, they can get etched or discolored, not clear when looking thru them.



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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

Avoid Moen, they are more sensitive to water quality than say a Delta.

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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: PlumberLoren (CA)

With water you describe you should wrap a folded up paper towel, in the shape of a long cigarette, around each handle or spout and pour white vinegar on it to create a soaked vinegar towel and let it set for 8 hours. Then just wipe the residue off with a clean water soaked paper towel. You will probably need to do this a couple of times each year...depending on how much calcium is in your water. I am unaware that Moen is inferior to Delta in finish, but always eager to learn the source of this information. Good luck.

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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: stuckinlodi (MO)

That vinegar-paper towel thing is what we do here, but we use a couple of squares of bathroom tissue instead. Vinegar works great at cleaning the coffee maker and faucet aerators also.



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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

I wasn't referring to the finish of the faucet, I was talking cartridges. No doubt Delta will handle hard water better/longer than a Moen .

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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: greekguy7 (IL)

I was always a Moen or Delta only kinda guy. Recently I looked at some Glacier Bay and Peerless faucets and it seems that those 2 were nearly identical to Delta. Can it be that they are manufactured by the same ODM that makes Delta or are they just copycat knockoffs??

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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: packy (MA)

peerless is made by delta for local hardware chains..

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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: PlumberLoren (CA)

I would not use Glacier Bay. It is a Big Box brand and in my experience, it stinks. For a plumbing item that should have a useful life of more than 15 years, this would be a bad choice in my humble opinion. This is not an area where you want to go with the cheapest. I suggest sticking with Moen, Delta, Symmons or HansGrohe. Check to see which brand has the most available parts in your hardware or big box store.



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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

Here is a twist. Buy Moen or Delta and saves your receipt. Warranted for life, is the claim and you can always replace your faucet..... Better an American Company then arguing with an offshore company with no agents in the USA.

Best Wishes

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 Thanks for the advice. :thumb:
Author: coloradojulie (CO)

thanks for the advice. you all were very informative!



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 Re: recommend a good faucet...
Author: hj (AZ)

"Save your receipt"? I have NEVER had to supply a receipt to ANY of those companies. When a whole faucet is needed, a picture is all that is necessary.

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