Grant Single Handle Pull-out Kitchen Faucet
not what I would have expected from Delta
I got this faucet less than a year ago and have already put 3 kits in it due to leaking, and handle not returning to center to shut off.
This time, I have noticed it took all of three days to start leaking again, but it also is flopping around, the piece that tightens it down broke off. I can hardly use the faucet now and am rather frustrated. If I fix it again, it will only do the same thing.
Overall, I have always loved Delta products, and tried to have them in my homes. I hope this is just a design flaw, and not overall standard for their products now. I believe they are one of the best in the industry, except this model.
July 17, 2014
hard to cut off
We are used to single handle faucet but, this one you have to pay attention, if you don't return handle to mid position when you cut off, the water will keep running. several times we have found later that the water didn't cut all the way off. It's taken a lot to get use too. also faucet could be a little longer to reach further towards middle of sink, don't always need to use pull out.
January 20, 2014
Looks nice, but poorly designed
Looks nice, and was easy to install, but a month later the wand won't sit in the hub properly. There is a rubber o-ring that holds the wand into place when inserted into the hub and it keeps slipping off and falling down the hose. So every time it happens I have to disconnect the hose and look for the rubber o-ring, which is a pain. Other than that, The faucet is great.
March 31, 2014
Looking good so far. Time will tell.
I'm replacing a 10 year old single valve Delta faucet. I decided to replace rather than rebuild. The new 06953 is certainly a lot more plastic. The old unit was heavy and durable looking. I'm not impressed with the light plastic design but I suppose that's the trend. Time will reveal durability and reliability. I have several other Delta products I'm happy with.
August 27, 2013
Delta Kitchen Faucet Model # 16953-SS-DST
I have purchased many Delta faucets in the past, being fully satisfied with each of them; however, this particular faucet is poorly engineered and lasted appx. five months before the spray wand started flopping around in the spout. It's almost impossible to seat the spray wand back into the spout opening after using hot water. The poor fit between the spray wand and the spout causes the spray wand to turn to the side while in the spout, spraying water either to the left or right where it is not desired.
I would recommend that consumers go with a different Delta product or a different manufacturer when purchasing a faucet of this type.
September 15, 2013
The new faucet such an improvement
Our last faucet had become loosened over time from from movement, It was bolted from the underside of the sink, and consequently water had be able to cause damage to the under side of the counter. We had spent money to have a plumber (on multiple occasions)come to tighten and also to replace the mechanism to attach the sink. Our new faucet moves easily, and the switch to change from steady stream to sprayer use works so effortlessly.
We're looking forward to years of worry free use of a terrific faucet.
October 13, 2013
A great faucet but I wish you would make some changes
You should eliminate the plastice water connections because they are hard to work with and bend. Plus the instructions were not too clear on what to do after you cut the plastic tube. You should just have the faucet and let the cosumer purchase whatever length of reinforced cable they need. It would be much easier to buy the reinforced cable and then just screw it in the faucet and water line. The is the first faucet I purchased that had that plastic tubing and I don' like it or know how long it will last. It is very hard to bend and if you cut it too short, you are screwed. I would never purchase another faucet with the plastic tubing again. It wasn't easy to install because of the reasons above.
December 21, 2013
Good looks, easy installation
My dad used to say buy Delta faucets they are the best. The faucet was easy to install and appears to be made well but with plumbing, the test of time will determine if Delta still lives up to my fathers praise.
May 7, 2013