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 question about kitchen faucets
Author: shuttrbug (KS)

I have installed 2 new kitchen faucets from 2 different companies. 1 is a Glacier Bay and 1 is an American Standard.
They are the ones with the high curved faucets. After running water and you turn off either the cold or hot, the water runs for a couple of seconds then shuts off. The wife thinks its a defect with the faucets. She seems to think the water sh

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

You did purchase from #6 and 7 on my top 5 faucet list! Anyway, with a very large, tall, long spout...you may just have run on of the water remaining in the spout.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: joe plumber (NE)

Could be water from the areator,if it has one .

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: shuttrbug (KS)

Yes, I told her it was the water still in faucet tube above the ceramic cartridges...but she doesn't believe me...even after installing 2 different models and same result.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: dlh (TX)

that is exactly what it is

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: Meridian West (GA)

My high curved kitchen faucet does the same thing. If your wife can not be convinced, you will either have to change the faucet or change the wife. Good luck.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: hj (AZ)

It is the water in the "down side" of the faucet's "loop". Without the aerator it would drain out instantly, but the aerator restricts the air that has to enter the faucet so that water can drain, so it takes a minute or so to happen. It is an added bonus you get with that style faucet.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: itbrokeagain (OH)

After it is shut off, pull the aerator off and show her how much water comes out.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: hj (AZ)

Changing wives can get REAL expensive very quickly, so going to a different style faucet might be a better option.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: hj (AZ)

Or remove the aerator, then shut the faucet off and show her it does NOT happen then.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: waukeshaplumbing (WI)

AS is a b-grade faucet and glacier bay is a C GRADE! faucet

try a mid level Moen,Delta, Kohler and ill bet you dont have this problem...I had a the largest Kohler high arc KS faucet and it didnt drip and i currently have the largest Delta high arc and also no drips

i think you get what you pay for....is the glacier bay plastic?

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: hj (AZ)

It makes no difference who manufactures the faucet. The water in the "drop" of the spout has to drain out, and the speed it happens depends on the aerator.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: bernabeu (SC)

and the quality of the OEM aereator depends on the quality of the faucet ... DOH

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: dlh (TX)

quality of the aerator? the design for an aerator can be a problem. the quality of an aerator is immaterial

but the biggest problem is the flow restriction

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: hj (AZ)

NO manufacturer makes his own aerator, and there are very few aerator manufacuturers.

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: bernabeu (SC)

'quality of the aereator'

perhaps a poor choice of words, but, the better the faucet - the better the operation of the aereator

case in point; Lyntiere faucets by Kohler - high goose neck - apparently solid stream flow with NO SPLASH EVEN WHEN WASHING - almost instant stop drip when 1/4 turn lever turned off

IOW - a well designed high quality faucet w/ top notch aereation

ONE GETS WHAT ONE PAYS FOR

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: dlh (TX)

the quality of a faucet does not translate to a well designed aerator

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: waukeshaplumbing (WI)

my kohler and delta are MONSTER size....both have a large gooseneck...no drips once the water is off...i assume the aerator holds it back...

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 Re: question about kitchen faucets
Author: bernabeu (SC)

no ..... a well designed (ie. high quality) aereator is virtually 'transparent' to the flow of water which it allows to pass .... your facets merely drip off too fast for it to be an issue

don't argue ... i'm agreeing with you

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