Faucet knowledge
Faucet knowledge

The faucet is the switch of the indoor water source, which is responsible for controlling and adjusting the flow of water. It is a must-have product for every family. Although there are many different types of faucets in reality, major manufacturers have launched many gimmick concepts in order to highlight their differences, which has caused many consumers to look like a flower in the fog when they buy. In fact, faucets can be divided into two categories.


1) Structurally classified

Single handle/single handle faucet: This type of faucet generally uses a ceramic valve core as a seal. The advantage is that the switch is flexible, the temperature adjustment is convenient, and the service life is long, but the price is higher.


The double handle uses a 90-degree switch. This type of faucet also uses a ceramic disc valve core. On the basis of the traditional double handle, the original rubber sealing valve core is changed to a ceramic disc seal. The cold and hot water are adjusted with two independent spools respectively. It is also very convenient to open, and the price is generally cheaper than that of a single-handle faucet.


The traditional spiral steady-lift rubber-sealed faucet has a large amount of water and is not environmentally friendly and low in price. It has been gradually eliminated.


2) From the application environment


Bathroom faucets can be divided into bathtub faucets and shower faucets.


The bathtub faucet is installed above the bathtub to open hot and cold mixed water. The two pipes connected with cold and hot at the bottom are called duplex. The structure of opening and closing water flow includes spiral lift type, metal ball valve type, ceramic valve core type and so on. At present, the Chinese market is generally ceramic spool type single-handle bathtub faucet. The valve body of the bathtub faucet is mostly made of brass, and the exterior is chrome-plated, gold-plated, and various metal baking paints.


The shower faucet is installed above the shower room to open the mixed hot and cold water. The valve body is also mostly made of brass, and the exterior is chrome-plated, gold-plated, etc. There are screw lift type, ceramic valve core type, etc. to open and close the water flow. Shower faucets are divided into hose showers and wall-mounted showers; thermostatic faucets with special functions, faucets with filter devices and faucets with pull-out hoses, etc., have different requirements during installation.


The basin faucet is installed on the basin, and is used to put cold water, hot water or mixed hot and cold water. Its structure includes: screw lift type, metal ball valve type, ceramic valve core type and so on. The valve body is made of brass, and the exterior is chrome-plated, gold-plated and various metal baking varnishes. There are various shapes, and the handle has a single handle and a double handle. Other basin faucets are equipped with a drain lever, which can be directly lifted to open the sink of the basin to drain sewage.


Kitchen faucet: If you have a hot water line in your kitchen, this faucet should also be dual-connected. Exceptions, kitchen faucets have higher and longer water outlets, and some have hose designs for you to wash food.


In addition, the faucet also adopts stainless steel hollow ball seal and valve stem seal, and also has full temperature control.

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