There are two main types of cartridge faucets: one and two handle faucets. A single handle faucet operates in an up/down motion to adjust water volume and left/right motion to adjust the temperature. From outside, a double handle cartridge faucet is identical to a compression washer faucet. You can tell the difference by noting how the handle feels when used. A compression faucet requires you to tighten down the washer in order to close water flow while a cartridge faucet requires smooth and consistent action to close water flow. When you move the faucet for just ½ turn you are able to move the handle from on to off position.
You identify the faucets by their single handle that moves over a rounded metal ball that easily shifts and spins thus creating different water flows and temperatures. The ball has chambers and spring loaded rubber seals. The handle rotates easily allowing you an exact mix of hot and cold water. It's good to note that these faucets don't have washers. Due to the many parts in these faucets, they tend to leak more than other washerless faucets such as disc and cartridge.
Spout Height. This feature will determine the reach of your faucet and how comfortable you are working with it. It is advisable to choose a faucet that has a spout height that is neither too long nor too short. It ensures that the faucet fits well in the existing sink. For those with an integrated spray wand, look at the distance that you are able to move the wand as it will determine the reach. The spout and reach of the faucet can also determine the overall look or appearance of the faucet so be sure to consider that too. When you get it right with the faucet spout height and reach, you will have a functional and beautiful fitting. The Number of Handles. This should be a matter of preference considering that there are people who wish to have separate cold and hot controls while others just simply prefer a single lever that controls both the flow temperatures and rate. The number of handles can also determine the style and appearance of the faucet. You can choose to suit your individual preferences in terms of functionality and look.
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