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Too Noisy to Keep
on February 4, 2015
First, this faucet is not what is pictured: it's the round based model, as other reviews have indicated. However, the build quality seems excellent, and I thought it would make a good replacement for our old slightly dripping faucet that needed the black handle jiggled to stop the drip.
I admit to a bit of a struggle working in the very close space under the sink, and had to dash out and buy a couple of tools while in the middle of the job (basin wrench, and a very deep 13 mm socket) to remove the old faucet. The new one went in and produced a clean strong flow and shut off correctly. But, I couldn't figure out why the stem shifted when the black lever was moved. The spout movement is quite obvious, maybe 3/4" at the top, whenever the lever was moved. But there was no sign of a water leak so I put aside my concerns and settled down to enjoy the new faucet.
The next morning, it sounded as though our dishwasher was on - a continuous quiet gurgling. Our dishwasher runs very quietly, the only noise that can be heard from the next room is the drainage gurgle. But this gurgling went on without pause for several hours and was easily heard from the next room.I finally checked it out: it was the new faucet.
I don't understand why the old faucet had zero noise problems. It was an air gap model also. I'm off to Home Depot to see if I can get "my old one" and get rid of this one. It was an unfortunate experience.
Future buyers: Perhaps those reviewers who gave it a 5 star review might respond if you comment on their review and ask about the noise. I would not recommend buying this, even though the quality seems excellent.