About 6 months ago, I literally paid for a plumber to install what looks like this exact same faucet but WITHOUT the touch feature. They look identical. Except I paid $639. Seriously. I could just about die right now.
I had a name brand Faucet installed that was pretty reasonable. (Kohler $139.99). No sensor. The Plumber however killed me. I have never heard of this brand, and not sure of the reviews. Looks decent, but honestly, replacing faucets suck when you have a blood sucking Plumber like I did… LOL
@haydesigner@myjossi My concern, exactly. I spent over half an hour last night web-searching for parts for Dalmo DAKF5F, with no success. Also, no user/installation guide found. Plenty of search results for people trying to sell it though, usually as “influencers”, with links to Amazon as “associates” for the commission.
Funny thing is, though, the Amazon links no longer worked, Amazon videos on this product are still hosted there, generally posted by influencers/associates seeking a commission. I’d be very distrustful of those, since they only get a commission if someone buys through them. Expect any negative reviews under these conditions? A search there for the product itself was fruitless. Seems like Amazon sold this at least to 2020, but not now.
With the mineral content in the water here, I expect to have to replace washers / seals / cartridges / gaskets / etc. in my plumbing components every couple of years or so.
Even if this is easy to install, I don’t want to have to go to the expense and trouble do it with a new one every several years
IF ANY MEHTIZEN HAS THIS EXACT MODEL, WOULD YOU PLEASE POST ON WHAT THE GUIDE SAYS ABOUT PARTS AVAILABILITY!
Danco parts offers “universal” cartridges, but I have found that to be pretty iffy in the past. I’m sure, with enough work, replacement parts could be found somewhere, but my expected longevity is starting to get a little short to want to go to that trouble.
The linked installation video shows the sink out of the counter and on a roomy work table, not someone lying on their back under the sink trying to do all that while reaching though all the drain connections, and they don’t show the actual hookups.
Otherwise, the generally clumsiness is kind of endearing. Lesson learned - put the hose with the large white thingie on it through the holes first.
@stolicat@Techboy308 Decades ago, I used to jokingly calibrate job length in six-packs or cases. Thing was, I hated beer. (For the most part, I still do, and getting plotzed while doing something sweaty… just all the nope. Hell, just getting lit at all anymore is a big ole nope.)
This looks almost identical to one I recently installed. It’s made by the same company as BioBidet (obviates the need for a new name for the kitchen side of the business). My biggest gripe is that the supply line hoses are way shorter than typical kitchen faucets, meaning that if your supply lines come up out of the floor, or are just otherwise near the bottom, this won’t reach and you’ll have to get a set of extenders at your local big box hardware store.
Beyond that, it’s been fantastic. No more touching the faucet with contaminated/dirty hands.
@btwonder If you just leave it running it will shut off after a couple minutes. Typical use for us is waving your hand near the sensor to get the water flowing; do what’s needed (wash hands, fill pot, etc) then wave near sensor again to shut it off. You need to wave pretty close to the sensor to make it work so we really have no problems with unintended starts nor stops. I think that’s a far better approach for kitchen use than in bathrooms where you need to keep your hands near the sensor the whole time to keep water flowing.
@tjamesturner Of you want to bore two holes in your sink or molded vanity top for the studs that are intended to fit through a kitchen sink’s usual valve ports, maybe. But depending on the design of the sink and countertop, the flange might hit something that you can’t move. Fixture spacing on kitchen and bathroom sinks is different. Usually, it won’t work.
@tjamesturner Correction: The ones I’ve installed similar to this had studs which went through what would otherwise be valve mounting holes on each side, but this one leaves those out. IF your bathroom sink’s faucet mounting area is big enough for this flange, or you want to do some surgery or hardware questing to make the flange conform or to delete it, you might make it work. On my sink, it would be a no-go.
@Brasssong I have one similar . Love it. You wave your hand in front to turn the water on/off. Then you can pull the nozzle & house down for targeted cleaning. Mine automatically turns on/off when you pull the nozzle down
As someone who’s life was ruined by a touchless sink, please don’t. Everytime I I try to use a sink outside of home I wait for it to just work. Then at home the damn thing never works when I actually need a touchless sink. It shuts off when I’m trying to keep it on due to the sensor, it turns on when I don’t need it. Nothing is as it should be. My wife and kids left me, and it all started with this damn touchless faucet.