quick fox A Great Lookin Fixture but with some installation Cavets
Moen Kitchen FaucetsThis is a well designed faucet and drain assembly. The unit looks great and performs well. The installation is straight forward, but there are a few points not covered in the step-by-step installation instructions. If you want a water tight seal for your sink - and who doesn't - you are going to have to use some Plumbers Putty. Curiously this is mentioned on the packaging but not the instructions. Form two circular rings of the putty, one for the top of the sink outlet and one for the bottom. When you install the drain and tighten it in place, the putty will compress to form a seal. If in doubt how to do this, check out You Tube videos. If your sink is like mine, you will need a drain extension pipe that can be found on Amazon or at your hardware store. The extension pipe has an upper opening that allows the drain pipe to fit inside and a lower opening that must fit inside the J-tube trap of 1.5 inches. This configuration is essential so it may take a trip to the hardware store to make sure of the right configuration.
One final note. Some have reviews have commented that the plastic drain pipe is cheap and that Moen should supply a metal one. I guess those folks have run into to many instances of plastic parts failing when used in the wrong application. In this case plastic is the better choice as it does not corrode. You will find that most traps are now made of plastic and your plumber will recommend it. In this regard, I had to replace the drain extension pipe for my sink as it was made of metal and had corroded so badly that it fell apart as I was disassembling the old drain.
Diana de Avila5.0 out of 5 stars So much better than expected - trim only, must get the rough-in kit too
At this price point, I really did NOT expect this trim kit / faucet to be as nice as it was. The pieces are heavy and the levers move nicely and give the sense of really, solid construction. The design has a modern / industrial feel to me and the fit is widespread. I needed a faucet that I could add a pop-up too
You will need this rough-in kit. Don't forget it. At this moment, the valves cost more than the trim. Both are very good quality. This is the kit: "Moen 9000 Widespread Lavatory Rough-In Valve with Drain Assembly Featuring M-PACT Technology" Also, my sink (as you can see in the pictures) had no room for the normal plunger, so I found a nice Delta pop-up with overflow. It works well. All were installed with a plumber and all are working well. We had developed leaks in our old faucet and the stopper never worked because their was no room. The faucet was a no-name brand that had a modern look ... but oh boy, the leaks started under the sink and at the faucet. We have very hard water and some corrosion happening in the plumbing. This was the fix and we are dealing with corrosion as well as we can.
Pollo LocoGreat faucets! Know what you are purchasing!
Moen are great faucets! I'm a professional plumber and have been using Moen for years. Just know what you are purchasing! This isn't rocket science. Moen sells trim and rough valve separately. All faucets are not created equally. Faucets sold at big box stores are a cheaper quality no matter what brand you are purchasing. That is why they are cheaper and will only last a few years (many plastic parts versus metal). Faucets sold through Amazon or a plumbing store are the better quality and will last forever.
Just remember, you get what you pay for! I built my house 20 years ago and still have the same Moen faucets. Maintain them and wipe them down when done and they will last forever. Anything worth doing is worth doing right! If you don't know what you are doing, hire a licensed, bonded and insured plumbing contractor.