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Old 04-15-2003, 06:53 PM   #1
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Delta Faucet instead of the old Moen okay?

Hey, I de-winterized the old girl this weekend and found that the "o" rings on the kitchen faucet were leaking. I had a brand new Delta faucet lying around and installed it in place of the old Moen. After doing so, I thought, will this type of faucet still work with a demand type pump? The Moen and the Delta function very differently and I started worrying that the Moen was chosen originally because of the way its "piston" cartridge works.

Any thoughts on this?

Probably would have been good to ask this prior to actual installation, oh well, I am always doing everything backwards anyway.
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Old 04-15-2003, 07:23 PM   #2
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The Moen faucets were and still are the best of their kind. As the parts are available in almost any hardware store that would be close. The delta will work fine even with the demand pump. If you still have the old Moen you could either gey a new insert or get a O-ring rebuild kit.
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Old 04-15-2003, 07:27 PM   #3
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Glad to hear you think it should work!

I choose delta for all my faucets in the house because it is made locally and I have like a cazillion parts for it.

Thanks for the quick reply!
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Old 04-15-2003, 07:30 PM   #4
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I was able to replace the cartridges in all three of my original Moen faucets in my Overlander. They can be stubborn to get apart and will sometimes bewilder the mind as to getting them back in correctly but once you figure them out it is not a big deal,
such as getting your cold and hots reversed after repair. You just need to spin the stem around 180 degrees. Replacement handles can be tricky to find, some household ones will fit fine and some will not. Myself I haven't had much luck with Delta faucets.
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Old 04-15-2003, 08:29 PM   #5
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Moen cartridges are avaiable for the old faucets at Lowes, and probably your local hardware store for about $20 but like mentioned, the cheap 50 cent O-rings are usually the only thing wrong with them. Randy
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Airstream used Delta faucets many years ago. They are the Chevy of faucets.

Moen is more of the Cadillac of faucets.

Either one works well in a demand system.

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We have one leaking in the galley and I tried to take out the cartridge and it would not budge, probably not touched since it was new, I am thinking of using the Delta that we got at Lowes, I am going to take the base apart and use the parts that I need. I get the rubber cups by the bag full at the local plumbing supply house, they will fit Peerless and Delta.
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There is a tool for removing Moen cartridges. The plastic one works fairly decent, at about $12, I think. The Moen brand chrome plated tool is twice that but should last a lifetime.

I wonder if Home Depot rents those?

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