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What principle does the faucet use

Posted on January 04 2023

The faucet is very frequently used in our daily life. There are many types of faucets. What principle does the general faucet use? Let’s take a closer look at it below.

The faucet utilizes the working principle of a ceramic butterfly valve. Multiple waterways can be arranged in the spool, and the water in the two waterways can be mixed according to a certain ratio. So it can control the temperature and flow of water at the same time with one switch. The other is a ball valve; ball valve hot and cold faucets are generally equipped with two handles to manually control the flow of hot water and cold water respectively, and then the water flow on both sides adds up to the water flow of the faucet.

What should be paid attention to when choosing a faucet

  1. Check all parts. First carefully check whether the assembly of each component is tight and whether there is a sense of looseness. The valve body and handle of the high-quality faucet are made of brass, which will feel heavy in the hand.
  2. See if it is light and flexible. Gently turn the handle of the faucet, the handle of the high-quality faucet is light and flexible, and there is no sense of clogging and stagnation. However, for some cheap products, inferior spools are used in production, and the technical coefficient cannot meet the standard, so the prices vary greatly. Do not choose products that are too cheap when purchasing.
  3. Identify product marks. When purchasing a faucet, you should carefully observe the product markings. Non-regular manufacturers often only paste paper labels without any markings. Be sure to pay attention to identification when purchasing.

What to do if the faucet drips

First check the faucet to find out the cause of the dripping water. If the water outlet of the faucet is leaking, it is because the shaft gasket of the faucet is severely worn. You need to loosen and remove the gland bolts with pliers. The jig removes the shaft spacer and replaces it with a new shaft spacer. However, if there is water leakage in the lower part of the faucet bolt, it means that the triangular gasket in the gland has been worn out. At this time, you can loosen the screw of the faucet first, remove the bolt head, and then loosen the gland and take it out. The triangular sealing sleeve in the gland can be replaced with a new one. But if the faucet leaks and the joint of the water pipe leaks, it means that the nut is loose, just tighten the nut or replace it with a new one.