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Four Different Kinds of Sink Faucet

If you’re looking to purchase a new sink, or simply want to know how this aspect of ignored technology operates it’s important to be learned! Sinks’ appearance can vary greatly, however the way a sink functions is dependent on the type of faucet it comes with. Four of the most commonly used kinds of faucets for sinks include…

Compression Faucet

The oldest kind of faucet comes with separate handles that regulate hot and cold water. Each handle has a notch at the very end that isn’t obvious for the user, there’s an assembly that is placed over a valve seat. If you rotate the handle it, the washer and screw in the stem get set with respect to the valve. If the valve is not flowing it means that the washer has been completely squeezed over the valve with no opening.

Ball Faucet

Invented in 1945, the faucet was designed in 1945 and is famous for having only one lever that regulates the flow of hot and cold water. Its handle can move from side to side and upwards and downwards thanks to a set of slotted chambers and chambers that are aligned with the seats in the hot and cold pipes for water.

Disc Faucet

The relatively new style of faucet blends elements of the two designs above with a focus on improving its durability. The faucet has one typically cylindrical handle which is concealed by two discs, which function in a similar way to the washer or valve of compress faucets. The top disc, however, can be moved side-to-side, and upwards and downwards to alter the temperature similar to an inverse ball faucet.

Cartridge Faucet

Certain cartridge faucets come with only one handle, while others include two. Whatever the case the handle is concealed by the hollow cartridge made of metal that is moved in response to the way the handle is turned. The mechanism functions as the ball faucet in that both temperature and pressure can be altered based on the way the barrel is moved.

Electronic faucets also merit being mentioned. They came out in the 1950s, however they were not widely used until around the 1980s. The majority of times, they operate by using infrared sensors that disrupt the flow of a faucet that is compressed and allow the flow of water.

Understanding the way sinks function is vital to bathroom setup and maintenance. If you require any assistance with the bathroom you have, contact one of  Midwest Plumbing locations  the central Indiana area.