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Good Bathroom Faucet

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Good Bathroom Faucet

Hi everyone,

Can someone recommend a good single hole single handle bathroom faucet from HomeDepot?

Our bathroom faucet started leaking and it’s the second faucet in the past year for the same sink that started leaking. I replaced myself previously with some generic homedepot brand. I wonder if there is too much water pressure or just bad faucet? The original faucet was 10+ years old before it started leaking. This second one didn’t even last a year.
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Nov 18, 2005
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Would recommend Delta, Kohler or Moen brands
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Why from Home Depot? Why buy plumbing fixtures from a store that sells lumber?

Go to a plumbing supply shop. Home Depot is the Walmart of building materials. They stock their shelves based on profit margin and get low quality, cheap junk from Delta, Moen etc.

If you have a Home Depot store credit to burn, just spend it on furnace filters.
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torontotim wrote: Why from Home Depot? Why buy plumbing fixtures from a store that sells lumber?

Go to a plumbing supply shop. Home Depot is the Walmart of building materials. They stock their shelves based on profit margin and get low quality, cheap junk from Delta, Moen etc.

If you have a Home Depot store credit to burn, just spend it on furnace filters.
Because I rather buy it from a big box store that’s close by and not go search for a plumbing specific store.
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Just buy a brand name like Moen and be done with it
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CoolDudeClan wrote: Just buy a brand name like Moen and be done with it
I just did that an hour after I posted this, picked up a Moen.
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Oct 23, 2017
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torontotim wrote: Why from Home Depot? Why buy plumbing fixtures from a store that sells lumber?

Go to a plumbing supply shop. Home Depot is the Walmart of building materials. They stock their shelves based on profit margin and get low quality, cheap junk from Delta, Moen etc.

If you have a Home Depot store credit to burn, just spend it on furnace filters.
When I renovated our house I took your advice and ended up with expensive German faucets and Toto toilets in our main bathrooms. But the Costco toilet and cheap Home Depot American Standard faucet I put in my powder room have outperformed them. My expensive Eurostyle faucets had issues with intermittent stiffness from the get go and they were replaced with no improvement. I kept one and that shiny finish was pitting and bubbling within 5 years. The Kohler I used to replace the other one still looks and works like the day it was installed.
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Nov 21, 2013
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Moen is not what it used to be. Since they are in big box stores they had to cut on corners to lower their prices and be sold in those big surfaces. I'd stick to plumbing shop, where you have service, quality, and, like Moen, Lifetime warranty on cartridges. You always get what you pays for.
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May 6, 2010
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Not from Hdepot but I used Grohe in 2 rooms, pretty good so far. Made in Canada and Germany.
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Dealmaker1945 wrote: When I renovated our house I took your advice and ended up with expensive German faucets and Toto toilets in our main bathrooms. But the Costco toilet and cheap Home Depot American Standard faucet I put in my powder room have outperformed them. My expensive Eurostyle faucets had issues with intermittent stiffness from the get go and they were replaced with no improvement. I kept one and that shiny finish was pitting and bubbling within 5 years. The Kohler I used to replace the other one still looks and works like the day it was installed.
Toto toilets flush VERY well, but have lots of problems with the fill valve. My plumber fixed both my toilets once with Toto parts but the second time used a Korky Toto fill valve. I would highly recommend American Standard over Toto toilets.

My original Delta kitchen faucet that came with my house broke after 19 years and I replaced it with the "MOEN Torrance Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet with Side sprayer and Hydrolock in Chrome" from Home Depot. It cost me 119.00 and I've had it for about a year and so far no problems. The on and off is very smooth. I got it because I wanted a faucet that I could screw on a countertop filter ( using the Aquasana AQ-4000 ) . I wouldn't recommend any automatic on and off faucets as I feel they are more likely to break.
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I'm using Grohe for both the sink faucet and shower. Seems decent quality, feels very solid. But it's only been in there for about 3 years so I can't really tell you about longevity. Probably overpaid for the brand though

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