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Would this now be considered normal? Faucet levers with 'play'

Posted by anajane (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 26, 12 at 17:05

I'm in middle of bath remodel, and plumber just installed Grohe Eurosmart series faucet with lever handles. We've noticed some 'play' in the lever when we turn on/off. Plumber mentioned that there is a plastic sleeve inside the housing that can't be tightened any more than what it is.
He also mentioned that his faucet [Grohe Arden series]doesn't have the 'play' that ours has, and it also doesn't have that plastic part. Has anyone any experience with this? My worry is that the plastic will wear down - and I will have a problem bigger than just handles with 'play'.

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RE: Would this now be considered normal? Faucet levers with 'pla

Yes, it's certainly possible with the plastic piece but I would call Grohe customer service to discuss.

Although Grohe is considered "high end", I've come across some really annoying design quirks with some of their stuff. On one job I had a shower mixer that was installed perfectly level. So you would think the handle would then be perfectly vertical when installed. Nope. With their threading I had the choice of having it "too far" or "not enough". That's just one example of many.

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