The Heritage Widespread Kitchen Faucet with Brass Sprayer is an exquisite choice for a new installation or replacing an old faucet. With classic Victorian styling, this faucet standout with its unique and elegant design. The faucet is constructed from solid brass for long-lasting durability, reliability and performance. A premium brass side sprayer is included to provide additional reach and cleaning power. The high Victorian spout provides enough clearance and reach to clean those extra large pots and pans. Faucet features a durable washerless cartridge for drip-free usage and includes a 10 year limited warranty.
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Widespread Kitchen Faucets
Widespread kitchen faucets feature two hot and cold handles installed separately from the spout. These faucets require 3 holes but can be a 4-hole setup with the addition of a side sprayer or a soap dispenser. The holes typically are 8" to 16" apart and do not utilize deck plates. Easy to clean and available in a variety of finishes and styles.
Solid Brass Construction
Solid brass is by far one of the most durable and the most frequently used material in plumbing. Along with many years of exceptional performance, they are less likely to corrode or leak. What’s even better is that for hard water use, the faucets require minimal care.
Kingston's Side Sprayers are an added convenience for working at the kitchen sink. The sprayers are connected to your faucet and are installed beside the handles. They are excellent to clean those hard-to-reach spots, as well as washing dishes, bowls, fruits, and vegetables! The sprayers' one-touch operation is easy to use and a favorable addition to your kitchen faucet. Available in a variety of finishes and styles.
4 Types of Cartridges for Kitchen Faucets
The ceramic disc cartridge is a self-contained system consisting of two ceramic discs with quarter-circle openings rotating one on top of the other and controls water flow by (a) lining up or (b) covering the openings. Due to its nature, ceramic carbide does not wear out due to friction, however special care should be taken in flushing all the lines prior to installing your faucet since any debris in the line may crack one or both of the ceramic discs.
The washerless cartridge consists of a neoprene donut-shaped stopper that which seals the flow of water by maintaining constant pressure against a steel plate with the aid of a spring. The plate has a crescent-shape opening, so as the cartridge turns, the opening is aligned with the opening of the neoprene seal, allowing water flow. As the faucet is turned off, the opening of the seal is blocked by the solid portion of the stainless steel plate, blocking water flow.
Stainless Steel Ball Valves
The Kingston stainless steel ball valve is described as a spherical-shaped device that features small round slots with a small control lever. When the lever is moved, the object's movement controls the flow and the temperature of the water. The use of the handle allows the ball to rotate inside the faucet. The valve is made from 304-grade stainless steel material, known to be tarnish and corrosion-resistant providing years of exceptional use.
Compression type cartridges was the original system used in production faucets, a shaft with a washer at its end is rotated in a corkscrew fashion until the rubber washer compresses against an opening preventing the flow of water. These cartridges are not as common now as most faucets are replaced by washerless or ceramic cartridge faucets.