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Old 06-10-2019, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
Now, which makes seem to be of better quality and few customers complaints?

Autoban, I take it you haven't had any issues with the On/Off Touch features?

Seems likes every faucet setup I've looked at somebody was trashing the product one way or another.

Yeah I know, read those reviews with a grain of salt.

Open to suggestions based on actual use.

Want to try and keep it around $250.
Not so far. I do like to run lithium batteries rather than regular alkaline in stuff like that. Cuts out the worries of them corroding. And they last forever.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:20 AM
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Thanks guys.

Guess I'll go ahead and order they one linked earlier.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:43 AM
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I have a Glacier Bay touch faucet, with pull-out spray head. We have had it 5 years now, and I have changed the batteries twice. We like it so much, we are adding one to a beach condo redo. Our son has the Delta touch, which is a lot more expensive. We’ll see how it lasts.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by PiperMachine View Post
WTH I put in a Delta touch faucet about 18 months ago and we've had to change the batteries at least 3 times now. We're a busy house with a couple of kids so maybe that makes a difference? I don't think mine is right though, goes on the fritz every now and then and needs reset. I knew I was in trouble when I looked at it when I opened the box and the module has a port so you can update the firmware.
We do like the touch feature though.

Your faucet is not working right. I remember reading that the faucet has a "safety" feature that shuts off the water after some minutes in case accidentally left on. Don't remember how many minutes - that was 10 years ago.

I just checked - 4, C cell batteries.

Also, I've noticed this before but it just happened when I looked at the batteries too. This touch feature is quite sensitive and it's not just the faucet that's "touch" sensitive. While looking at it, I touched the side of one of the batteries and it turned the faucet on. I repeated that several times and I could turn it on and off by touching any one of the C cell batteries. We have our battery pack stuck to the cross over drain between the 2 sink wells with stick-on velcro and the batt pack doesn't touch anything else.

What I'm trying to tell you is that you might want to play around with stuff under the sink and see if you have something touching something that's turning it on. I remember when installing that it wasn't just the batt pack that would do that and it took and little fooling with it to make sure that wouldn't happen.

Battery life: We have 5 people living here and it gets used quite a bit. Like I said, can't remember if I changed the batts once or twice in that 10 years.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:23 PM
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This is the model we have. It is 1 of only 2 models of touch faucets that Delta made at the time. Supposedly, the wife picked it out simply for the way it looked and the touch feature was something she didn't necessarily want. I remember dropping a brick when I saw the $700 price tag but decided WTF, I'm tired of dealing with her changing her damn mind on every little thing 200 times each.

Also, the way we have out battery pack set up.





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Old 06-10-2019, 12:29 PM
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Owner put one of these in their house several years back - was pricey but was the focal point of the kitchen which as you can see is open to the dining and living rooms. Kids would have a ball with this one!

focal point for sure. Not certain I agree seems like alot going on in that clean design. The high hat alignment draws my eye away however.
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:57 PM
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Put one of those in for a customer ...told them "Don't call me when it goes "Tits Up"

Manual control 4 me ...

I usually install something I have removed , throw some parts in it and install it in my house = Free ...
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:40 PM
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I have a Moen pull out with the touch sensor. A little over two years old. Replaced the batteries once. It gets used a lot!
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:21 PM
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I have a Moen Motionsense. Thing is fantastic. One sensor for temporary on and one that keeps water on for two minutes. Really nice for avoiding cross contamination when handling raw meat.
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I provide reviews for Home Depot on many types of faucets and other items in return for free products. Some of the sprayhead ones work better than others. Some of the faucet necks will rotate under pressure from the sprayhead hose, so that is annoying. I found that the Kohler "Worth" series has that problem, too little friction to keep it in place. Having a separate spray head would fix that problem. From my review on Homedepot.com:

"I was very disappointed in the fact that the faucet neck would swing easily to the side according to the flex of the hose underneath. You can see it in the video; when swung to the left, it returns to the center on it's own. This shouldn't happen and I found no easy way to correct it. I suppose it might be possible to fasten the hose in some way to minimize the movement but it should not be required. The real solution would have been to provide some friction in the neck joint. Perhaps this one was defective in that regard. "

Also. I would never own one that has electronic controls/sensors to turn on and off the water. Out of about 10 faucets from multiple brands, I found that all of them had deficiencies in falsely turning on the faucet when you didn't want, like when switching on a light in the room, a nearby lightening strike or power fluctuation. You don't want the water flowing for weeks while you are on vacation or even hours while shopping.

Of all the faucets I tested, I like Kraus the best and I kept them to use myself.

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Old 06-10-2019, 08:46 PM
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i did one of these, clean & simple!! Less is more......
in stainless

https://www.faucetdirect.com/delta-9...ranty/p1738979
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:43 AM
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focal point for sure. Not certain I agree seems like alot going on in that clean design. The high hat alignment draws my eye away however.
yup, the high hat alignment was an issue. The one out of alignment is centered over the fireplace as a wall wash unit. Could not get them all to align and be symmetrical with the width of the rooms vs center of the fireplace. Tried to talk them out of the wall wash unit but no go....WIn some, lose some.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:52 AM
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Having to actually turn a faucet handle to desired flow is so hard? Guess I'll have to get in my self driving car with it's self adjusting seat and mirrors to check one out....
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:53 AM
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No matter what hardware is installed today, it will look dated in 3-5 years.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:39 AM
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Also. I would never own one that has electronic controls/sensors to turn on and off the water. Out of about 10 faucets from multiple brands, I found that all of them had deficiencies in falsely turning on the faucet when you didn't want, like when switching on a light in the room, a nearby lightening strike or power fluctuation. You don't want the water flowing for weeks while you are on vacation or even hours while shopping.
Ours and I'm assuming all won't do that. It has a time sensor that it will only run for a couple minutes then turn off. They figure there could be pets that touch them and turn them on. Some people have cats that walk all over the counters. Super gross but they're out there.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:42 AM
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Now I'm scratching my head.

Delta 9178T-SP-DST
https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/...t/9178T-SP-DST

Delta's site shows a msrp of $600.90 for this particular Touch2o faucet while the net has a trending price right under $300.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1


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Installed this one in granite a few months ago. Found it locally for around $300. No issues so far, just wish the spray option was a little stronger. Lifetime Warranty.
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You’re no one in faucet world unless you’ve got a spigot over the stove to fill pots with water while they’re being heated.......
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
Now I'm scratching my head.

Delta 9178T-SP-DST
https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/...t/9178T-SP-DST

Delta's site shows a msrp of $600.90 for this particular Touch2o faucet while the net has a trending price right under $300.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1


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We have this faucet and I installed one for my neighbor too, works great.

Homedepot had them on sale, I think for around $230.


















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Old 06-11-2019, 05:58 AM
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Wow faucets with batteries! Maybe some day they will have battery cars. Anyway we have had 2 (no batteries) with those pull down sprays - Starting to hate them as the seem to get stuck or never retreat fully and the button to switch to spray works halfass. . Going with a separate sprayer next time.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:32 AM
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Having to actually turn a faucet handle to desired flow is so hard? Guess I'll have to get in my self driving car with it's self adjusting seat and mirrors to check one out....
It's not difficult, but when handling raw meat bumping it with your clean arm and already having it set for pressure/flow is far superior to touching the handle with nasty hands, or letting water run for a long time. That said, I don't leave the valve itself turned on when I'm away from the sink. I turn it on, set flow/temp, then tap it to stop the flow. Then tap again (over and over as needed) during use. Then when everything is finished, turn back off the valve. For me it made a huge difference in washing baby bottles, which we did non-stop for almost 2 years (2 kids back to back, 15 months apart). Day to day now it's a huge convenience when cooking.
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