fuck delta

we've been through like 5 of these fucking things
is there an aftermarket one that won't melt from the hot water temperature? or am i just buying a new faucet
delta part rp50587

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're disposable, sorry anon.
    Be sure to pay the internet price ($10-$15) rather than buying one at the store for $40+.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      god dammit i hate capitalism

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Bro it's 2022, and you haven't learned to price check shit online and at different retailers? Everyone is trying to take your money.

        • 2 months ago
          KvD

          Ugh I just paid $60 for an OE shower cartridge at Home Depot. Didn’t even check Amazon because the leak started suddenly and was pretty bad. HD had aftermarket for like $10-$15 less, but the reviews were terrible.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I add shutoffs to every repair so in future I can use the rest of the system while doing whatever. Everything I cut off gets a shutoff and I placed a drain at the lowest point so I can blow out the entire water system with compressed air like an RV. When I open a wall it gets an access panel for the next time which may be 20 years from now, but there is always a next time.

            Example blowout fitting, they're quite common:
            https://www.amazon.com/Winterizing-Sprinkler-Blowout-Adapter-valve/dp/B07ZSF8Z57

            • 2 months ago
              KvD

              Damn that shutoff valve isn’t a bad idea, as long as you’re not worried that you add another potential point of failure.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >another potential point of failure
                Just add a shutoff valve ahead of it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >mfw americans boast about having hot and cold water in the same tap instead of two separate taps like a normal person

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Consider switching to dual knobs.
    Depending on your basin, you may find ones that will work, or you may need to replace the basin in order to accommodate.

    Duals are simpler, they're pretty much just a pair of valves.
    Fewer parts, less to wear out, the wear surfaces are larger, and they're typically easier to service.
    I just replaced an o-ring in my 10 year old bathroom faucet a few weeks back, first failure in a decade from a $30 dual-handle faucet.

    To rub it in, your RP50587 is notoriously shit.
    They're known to be problematic, first replacement rarely lasts a full year, successive replacements die even faster.
    They drip, they always fucking drip.
    If you have hard water, don't even bother doing the dance, just toss that piece of shit faucet.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      right when i moved in to my house i replaced all the old dripping faucets and now i wish i hadnt since the pipes freeze and i have to manually drip them AND make sure theres hot and cold dripping

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Wow, what a terrible home you live in, I'm sorry to hear it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        have you tried heating your house with something besides a gaming pc?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          keep it up and im going to heat this thread with the gamer word

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah like I said we have gone through a bunch. Well water so pretty hard. I just took the thing apart and I didn’t see sediment buildup so I’m just assuming it’s deformed from the hot water temp
      What a piece of shit. Guess it’s time for a new faucet. Unfortunately we only have 1 cutout in the countertop so it’s going to have to be one of those stupid t-shaped dual knobs
      brand recs?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        In the United States, it's going to be Kohler, Delta, and Moen, with just the occasional Euro brand tossed in.
        "All brands are shit."
        They all make good stuff, they all make cheap stuff, and they all sell rebranded chink shit.

        So it's a case-by-case thing; unfortunately it can be hard to walk through a Home Depot and spot the quality gear from the trash.

        Look for all-metal construction.
        I don't usually shit on plastic, but manufacturers make stupid decisions with where to use it.
        There are plenty of plastic body faucets now covered in fake chrome, easy to spot just picking one up, light as fuck.
        I despise them, and with hard water you would hate 'em too.
        They break in the dumbest fucking ways, leak from weird places, crack in weird places, and with just a few months worth of calcium buildup it's impossible to do ANYTHING to it without destroying it.

        Serviceability, look at how they go together and what might need replaced.
        All faucets need serviced, so the hope is to find one that can be serviced easily, and made with quality parts so it actually holds up between services.
        Pull a few apart right in the Home Depot, minimum wagies will not give a shit.
        Some of those sluts will have 40 parts and use 16 o-rings, leave that shit behind.
        Some will have valve bodies/cartridges that are a huge bitch to access, or are just shitty themselves.
        Plenty of good looking and well made faucets have shit valves hidden inside.
        Some assemblies have fine metal threads that will be easily destroyed by a little corrosion or seized by calcium buildup.

        Find a single-piece faucet, avoid thread-together bodies.
        Make sure it's easy to replace the valve bodies or o-rings, and make sure those replacements are available with just a quick easy Google search.
        If something feels cheap, assume it is, put it back down.
        A good faucet should be as solid and impressive in the hand as a good handgun, and should be equally delicate.
        Safely use it to bludgeon a horse to death "delicate".

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Look for all-metal construction.
          There is no all metal construction anymore, even the $1200 Brizo you buy from the showroom is plastic covered in chrome. Its just a Delta, and every single company has succumbed to state regulations for california and the 5 other states who follow in their footsteps.

          Its easier to just be complaint across the board, because it will eventually move to all the other states too.
          There is a reason you see California legal GPM delta faucets in Tenessee.
          They dont break up and segregate their models, nobody does.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Institutional users buy their hardware somewhere and a lot of it looks good.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks, this is good advice

          if you decide to repair, make sure you install a real part. I cheaped out and used the 3rd party part and it broke within the a month. The official part has lasted a few months now..
          Also, dont they send you a part bc they have a lifetime guarantee?

          We’ve been using real parts and they are terrible, I wouldn’t even consider using one of the 3rd party plastic ones on Amazon etc

          If you decide to replace the faucet, commercial/industrial fixtures tend to be built to better standards, for what it's worth.

          we’ll have to look at what’s avail
          Thanks anons

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you decide to repair, make sure you install a real part. I cheaped out and used the 3rd party part and it broke within the a month. The official part has lasted a few months now..
    Also, dont they send you a part bc they have a lifetime guarantee?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you decide to replace the faucet, commercial/industrial fixtures tend to be built to better standards, for what it's worth.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe your water is too hot. did you ever think of that shit? no. just WAAH WAAH THIS SHIT BREAKS ALL THE TIME WAAH WAAH!!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >we can create a continuous revenue stream if we design this part to fail every 12-36 months under normal usage
      do u really think it’s not profit motivated? cmon

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        well if you have to replace the same part 5 times, then its probably not the part, but another issue. maybe the water is too hot, or the cartridge is not seating right and is damaging it when changed. dunno. I think OP is just a fucking moron at this point.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        lol do you really think that this is how these issues happen
        It's always this scenario:
        Engineering: We want to test to 1 million cycles.
        Project management: But the requirement for code is 500,000. Can we launch the project sooner?
        Industrial design: You need to make it smaller or I'm calling my VP.
        Marketing: I don't want to pay that much for that valve.
        Purchasing: Hey guys I just got this valve from chingchong supplier number 83 they have a good price and say it's good they provided a test report too let's use this
        Supplier quality: Lol I don't care
        Customer feedback: We don't really know what's happening anymore because all our service reps just send out entire new product under warranty and label every issue involving water as 'leaking valve'
        Sales: People want a cheaper valve

        Don't ascribe to malice what is adequately explained by corporate bureaucracy.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          ^Wisdom of experience

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