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Old 11-22-2016, 05:12 AM   #1
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Been researching these. Getting new granite tops in my renovated 2nd kitchen. No more stairs. The wife and I moved downstairs (1st floor).

Pros/Cons. I picked up a standard Grohe yesterday. I have 10 or so days to decide. They will bore the holes at install.

For those of you wondering, the main living area is the second floor.

My plumber has only installed 3. Can't really give me any feedback except he recommends Moen.
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:35 AM   #2
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I've only installed one and it was a Moen...two years ago.

No problems and works as advertised.

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We've only installed 1. Also a Moen. It's been 2 years with no complaints.
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Same here only one install 5 years ago "Delta" worked fine no call back.

What i did see a few years back before the touch/motion was a foot control in the toe kick.
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One of my only callbacks. It was a Delta. Delta sent a whole new unit.
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We’ve installed a few (all Moen). We took one out after 6 months at the customer’s request. For them it was too sensitive – just getting close to it turned it on – when they didn’t want it on.

We’ve heard from another client that their cat turns it on.
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We've done one. Same deal, too sensitive. Everything we would go to open the window or dust the counter, it would go off. This was in a house on the market. Living with one would be a nightmare to me.

The faucet spins all the way around, so if it is over the back splash and gets turned on by the cat, or an errant arm, it is now running all over the counter. It also doesn't turn off as easily as it turns on. Especially if you are panicking.

I do think it would be cool when cooking and have meat juice on your hands though.

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just installed a Delta, waiting for the third replacement solenoid from Delta. Drip drip drip.

I think Grohe is a little higher end though.

It's weird for me I can't get used to it but the client uses it every day and they like it.
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I have done a couple of Moens also. The sensitivity can be adjusted
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Installed a few Deltas, and only one Moen that I remember. I do know they were all in older houses and if you don't have that filter off at the end of the faucet spout it will suck debris in the pipes into the valve that mixes the hot and cold water, which results in a contant drip (this is on the Deltas). Replacement part is easy enough to put in though.
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I installed a Delta touch faucet at my house, and I hate it. Turns on when I don't want it too, turns off when I don't want it too.
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Thanks guys.
I didn't mention I worked in a couple homes that had these. Had to unplug them because they kept coming on while I was working.

I'm leaning towards not getting one at this time. Going to do some more research.
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You should go for it Shoe
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Plumbing and electricity should never mix in my book. You're in the airport or gas station bathroom flailing your hands around, doing a jig, and the damn water still isn't coming on in the sink. Maybe you try the one next to it. Might work, might not.

I just installed one of these for a customer. Easy enough installation, but I'm sticking with mechanical.
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I've been called in twice to install receptacles since the batteries didn't last long. I don't recall the brand(s).

I can see many instances where such a device could be bad. Such as pointed out above with the cat on the counter setting the thing off all day BUT with the stopper in the drain.

I wouldn't want one.
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More stuff to malfunction, as far as I'm concerned. Simplicity is best. Get something with a lever and bump it on with the back of your wrist. Problem solved!

I just replaced a couple hands-free Kohler Cimarron toilet tanks for a client because of ghost flushing in the night that was driving them nuts. (Yes, they can be fine-tuned and made drip-free inside the tank lid to prevent that, supposedly....but wth?!)

Oh, I have those tanks now...any interest here? Anybody? Bueller?
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Shoe, you should invest in one of these.

http://quatreauusa.com/
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