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Old 03-31-2007, 07:25 AM
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Brand stinkin new Delta Faucet for the kitchen sink (zink here in La.).

The water manifold that carrys water between the H/C water valves and the spicket are equipped with what Delta calls "quick connectsnap oncouplings". What it amounts to is a plastic clamp type thing that holds the water line on the coupling. Just push it on and that's that. Kinda looks a little chicken $hit to me. Well the line going to the sprayer bran stinkin new has a busted O ring in it, and I just wet the hell out of my new cabinet job.

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Are these connections okay? Was I just unlucky to get one with a busted, twisted O ring?

I am leaning towards taking this thing back out and going get a faucet with a hard pipe manifold. Should I?
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:37 AM
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FWIW - take it back and get a Moen or Price Pfister (sp?).

Nuthin' worse than a leaky faucet ~

And always remember ~ "you get what you pay for"

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Old 03-31-2007, 08:28 AM
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Alway used Delta never had a problem. When you push the sleeve you may have cut the o-ring. The plastic lip lock does look out of place, but I have not had problems with the sink faucet regarding the plastic lock. I idd have a hell of a time installing the screw lock under the granite. I ended up making a stainless steel bracket due to poor clearance, and the OEM bracket being too big.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:18 AM
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It is the way of the future my friend! I'd be surprised if you could find it any other way now-a-days....short of old stock. I'd just replace the O-ring and call it the day.

On a personal note: I'm interested to see just how long an O-ring will last! I understand the manufactures have figured out rubber compounds and that the design of the locking mechanism has the back pressure of water holding the O-ring to seal, but in my books it's still just a rubber seal.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:49 PM
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Hey Garrett and others

It's gone, well it still sittin in the middle of the kitchen floor, but a new Moen has been installed. No way would I ever trust that thing, talk about cheapo and dinky. The Moen has the traditional type connections, where you put a wrench on'em. One not to mention the Delta was more expensive, by a bunch.

So now I got to bring that Delta thing back and try to return it, ain't my fault it was a leaking. And as for changing the oring nearest I can see noway, no how, looks to me like you have to change the whole sprayer hose, which I looked into that option but the stores I went to when I showed them the connection said "what".
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:31 PM
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Hmmmmh, go figure.
Does the Delta still carry the life time warranty on all parts less the finish?
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:52 PM
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you did the right thing...i would not have trusted it
i have wood floors win my kitchen and am a little paranoid
first thing i did when i moved in was disconnect and throw away the under counter ice maker the previous owner had put in
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