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Waterfall faucets
« on: July 13, 2022, 12:53:28 PM »

I was wondering, does anyone here have a waterfall faucet? I just ordered a Moen Genta in Spot-Resist Brushed Nickel from Home Depot. I plan to install it soon. It will be replacing a Delta Lahara which I will sell for $65 on eBay/Mercari/Facebook Marketplace/Poshmark.

My pastor has Pfister waterfall faucets. Pfister is an okay brand, but I prefer Moen myself. I got an email from Moen that the Genta is their #1 selling bathroom faucet (I have bought some other Moen products, such as the U by Moen Arbor Smart Faucet, a 1/2 HP Moen garbage disposal, a 5.5-inch Moen Engage with Magnetix showerhead, and a Moen bathtub drain assembly), so I decided to buy one myself.

How are your experiences with waterfall faucets? I saw a video of the Moen Genta, and it looks like it is pretty good for my needs. I understand that waterfall faucets are trendy right now.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2022, 02:40:40 PM »

I saw one once in the bathroom of some hotel or maybe a restaurant someplace. It worked.

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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2022, 02:52:08 PM »

I've seen them in any number of hotels and businesses, and I think the sinks where you have a waterfall faucet emptying into a giant bowl that sits on the counter are cool.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2022, 03:00:54 PM »

We had one in Hawaii in the condo we stayed in Oahu.  I came away not really liking the design given it tended to be easy to splash water all over the place and not being a very friendly for kids. 
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2022, 04:40:34 PM »

Our cat likes to jump onto counters and drink from a faucet, so we put in a waterfall faucet when we remodeled our bathroom.  We thought that would make it easier for him.  (In reality, he doesn't drink from the horizontal "trough" but from the vertical stream, like any other faucet.)

My only problem with this type of faucet is that, by its nature, it doesn't deliver any water pressure other than what gravity provides.  That's a bugger if you're rinsing or cleaning something.  Just to rinse out my toothbrush after I use it, I have to scrub the bristles with my thumb while I hold it under the water.

In the end, another "triumph" of design over function.  (Don't get me wound up about vessel sinks that sit on the counter.)
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2022, 05:01:18 PM »

Don't get me wound up about vessel sinks that sit on the counter.

I'm plenty wound up about those!
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2022, 08:02:15 PM »

I'll be sticking with my properly aerated streams of water from ordinary faucets.

I'm pretty sure one of our bathroom faucets is original to the construction of this place in 1985. I kind of never want to get rid of it because I love the vintage look but my wife will insist it be replaced when we eventually redo that bathroom. It will be replaced with a normal faucet, however.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2022, 08:07:35 PM »

I've had them in hotel rooms, but I'd never want one in my home. Sure, they "look better", but they're less functional.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2022, 11:41:13 PM »

They're neat, but the faucets I have are good enough that I don't feel compelled to spend money on changing them out.

Why do you buy enough faucets that their manufacturers are emailing you about them? I don't think I've ever actually bought a faucet that isn't already attached to a house.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2022, 11:59:45 PM »

Gotta love the boneheaded design that prioritizes looks over giving your hands more than inch of room to actually wash them properly. I expect that in airplane lav, not a restroom with an actual door knob.

Usually can't stand them in hotels and other fancy places.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2022, 09:43:45 AM »


Why do you buy enough faucets that their manufacturers are emailing you about them? I don't think I've ever actually bought a faucet that isn't already attached to a house.

Apparently when you register a Moen product for their warranty, they send you emails for promotions and occasionally give you special deals. You also get access to their Moen Plus store.

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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2022, 05:29:44 PM »

That's the real game when it comes to "warranties".  That shit is just to mine private data for marketing.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2022, 08:58:21 PM »

That's the real game when it comes to "warranties".  That shit is just to mine private data for marketing.

Honestly, nothing new.

Decades ago, manufacturers used to include a postage-included warranty card with about fifty checkboxes asking about your interests. Does anyone else remember those?

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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2022, 09:05:57 PM »

Also, I have gotten ads from competitors such as Delta and Kohler on Facebook and other sites. Apparently, they must be tracking my purchase history and know that I am a repeat Moen customer. It's very common for manufacturers to use targeted ads to try to poach buyers of competitor products. I have had similar ads in the past from the clothing brand Chaps, who must know I am a loyal IZOD customer.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2022, 05:48:51 PM »

I just installed my Moen Genta waterfall faucet. Working pretty well. No excess splashing whatsoever. The hardest parts were removing the mounting nuts on the old Delta Lahara faucet, and trying to get the pull rod properly connected to the existing Delta drain stopper
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2022, 09:03:17 PM »

...trying to get the pull rod properly connected to the existing Delta drain stopper

This is my least-favorite part of a faucet installation. It's also so ridiculous because the parts operate dissimilarly, but I've found that small adjustable radiator hose clamps, and pinching them into shape, does the trick. Easier to adjust the tension with a 1/4" nut driver than mangling a small strip of metal.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2022, 05:32:22 PM »

BTW, our old Delta Lahara is currently selling for $50 + shipping on eBay/Mercari/Facebook Marketplace/Poshmark. I started at $60, but then looked at comps and decided to lower to $50 + shipping.
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Re: Waterfall faucets
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2022, 09:11:54 PM »

Let us know how a "waterfall bidet" works for you.
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2022, 02:44:39 AM »

Let us know how a "waterfall bidet" works for you.
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