Advantages and disadvantages of ceramic faucets


Taps drip. It's inevitable, like death and taxes.

Traditional faucets close with the help of a screwed rubber ring

the end of a metal pipe. Sooner or later, the rubber is

will go hard, split or just use it and it will not

Longest seal. Then the water seeps in and the faucet starts

dripping. Left alone the problem worsens as water

eliminates the valve seat. Then you will have to either

grind the valve seat (Do you own a valve seat re-grinder?

Who would want?) Or replace the faucet. Late in both cases.

But that must not happen. Many faucets now use ceramic discs.

Method of Operation

Instead of creating a seal by forcing a rubber washer on

the end of the water supply pipe, they use two ceramic discs

each with corresponding locations in them. These are held during the

end of the water supply pipe. The lower disc does not move

while the upper disk is returned to the lower disk by the

faucet head. The water will flow only when the up and down



This provision has several advantages. most

is clear that ceramic discs are much harder than rubber

and much more resistant to erosion by water infiltration. Therefore

They have a much longer life before needing to be replaced.

In addition, because the water flows between the two discs,

Discs do not erode the metal of the valve. Also because

the way the disks are arranged, the faucets go fully with

only a quarter turn and the tap needs only a slight pressure

to work. This light action has the advantage that they

are easy to use with the back of the hand if your hands

are dirty and for people with reduced mobility.

Where are they used

Ease of use and long life mean that the biggest

quality sink mixers were made using ceramic discs

for a while, but the basin faucets with ceramic discs are

surprisingly less common. More use of a faucet is important, more

attractive use of ceramic disk technology becomes. This

is doubly true in hard water areas, which can be murder on

Traditional faucets


Everything has its disadvantages, and there are disadvantages to ceramics

disk faucets. They end up using it and are more

expensive than old style faucets and not suitable for very

low pressure of water. Unusually, many manufacturers

seems to use standard sizes, so getting a replacement is

Often simple. Because the faucets on the basins can be either

handed over or not, we can not always be sure of which

turn every tap, it can be boring! Finally, unlike

Traditional style faucets, which take a number of tricks to be

in full, you can easily turn the flow of water well beyond

meant. Unexpected and vigorous water flow and splashing

can cause water everywhere, including on your

clothing. Not good!


Source by Robert Plum

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