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 Post subject: Touchless faucets
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:00 pm 
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Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Not happy with my current faucet so I'm dwelling very seriously about a touchless facet.
: Moen and Kohler get very high matks! Any advice :?: :?: :shock: ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Touchless faucets
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:24 am 
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If I needed a new faucet, which I don't because I love my Blanco (similar to this one).
I'd indeed look into the touchless type. However, like anything that gets such heavy use, I go for high-end fixtures.
I'm not partial to those industrial styles that are really huge.


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 Post subject: Re: Touchless faucets
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:06 am 
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I had one that wasn't quite touch-less, but did turn on and off by touch (an elbow would do). Used it for a few years. Kinda hated it; you were forever fighting with it, because the sensitivity varied and was inconsistent.

I went for a monster dual (spray and tap separate) one to replace it, I like those :)


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 Post subject: Re: Touchless faucets
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:07 pm 
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Location: Marion, Illinois
We have a friend who is a plumber & he likes the Moen brand for finding replacement parts, one plumber's opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Touchless faucets
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:59 am 
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Moen also stands behind their products. I recently had an issue with their soap pump.
Called their customer service and was promptly shipped all the replacement parts, gratis - no questions asked. (several years after the purchase).


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 Post subject: Re: Touchless faucets
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:07 pm 
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Decided on the Moen and am loving it after one day!
http://www.moen.ca/delaney-with-motionsense/spot-resist-stainless-one-handle-high-arc-pulldown-kitchen-faucet/_/R-CA-CONSUMER%3A87359ESRS


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 Post subject: Re: Touchless faucets
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:59 pm 
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Location: Newton, MA
Wino, Glad you are enjoying your new faucet. It's always a relief when you buy something new and you actually like it.

What I do not like about kitchen faucets in general is that it is next to impossible to remove the diverter. We used to have great water pressure from the kitchen sink until I replaced the faucet.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:35 am 
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Ivy, it seems that today's faucets are made so that the diverter (or aerator) cannot be removed.
I have the same issue with my shower heads....I like strong pressure but that seems to be a thing of the past.


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 Post subject: Re: Touchless faucets
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:31 pm 
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Linda,
I easily removed the diverter from 2 of our shower heads. One is a Grohe and the other is a Waterpik bought at Costco. Below are a couple of photos of the diverter. Anyway, the diverter was in the handle and I removed with a tweezers.


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