Foundations Two Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet
Poor design of aerator creates backflow problems
After installing the faucet, removing the aerator to purge the lines, and replacing the aerator, I experienced a terrible backflow of water rushing down the pipes. It did not happen when I removed the aerator. I requested a replacement aerator, which arrived promptly, only to find they sent me the wrong one. Again, I contacted Delta, and I received the correct aerator, but it too, had the same backflow problems, so I finally gave up and returned it to the store where I'd purchased it and bought a different brand of faucet.
I'd also bought 2 other Delta faucets for my master bedroom (different models), but have yet to install them. I fear I may have the same negative experience with them.
March 18, 2013
I live in an area with very hard water, even with a water softener the valves build up deposits on them. After two years the handles were stiff, I removed them and soaked in CLR. I will probably have to replace them soon.
July 11, 2014