Kitchen Faucets

The windowsill was in the way of the kitchen faucet handle for the hot water. The handle bumped up against the wood so the water could not be completely turned on. When the new quartz was installed we requested that the sink be placed as far toward the front as possible.

Black faucet handle and mismatched hot water faucet
Black faucet handle and mismatched hot water faucet

The new placement allowed the faucet handle to work without hitting the windowsill. We had not really expected to replace the hot water dispenser faucet but there was a new shiny black one at the Restore made especially for the Insinkerator hot water dispenser. I used the dispenser to make myself tea during my 3 o’clock work breaks when I was at the house. It is an unnecessary use of electric power but like most of these luxuries nice to have.

I thought the $75 price tag for the new hot water faucet was too expensive until I found that a new one costs over $250. Although it was gloss black we decided to buy it. I used liquid sander to take off some of the glossiness and it matches much better than the old one that was also dented. The two arches even match so it was a great purchase. Installation was easy because the connections matched the existing ones exactly.

Matching faucets
Matching faucets

But no matter how I shut off the faucet I could see that it needed a new cartridge. It was very likely to drip when shut off. It was a relatively easy project to purchase a new cartridge and follow this Pfister faucet’s online users manual to replace the cartridge.

New cartridge
New cartridge

Now the repaired and cleaned sink and faucets were ready for the family.

Faucet fixed and hot water spigot to match
Faucet fixed and hot water spigot to match

The garbage disposal is quite noisy though and should be replaced eventually but for now its good enough.

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