Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 63
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HDKevin Easy installation and high quality movement & finish
This was a very easy faucet to install. It did not require any plumbers putty because it includes plastic gaskets and foam seals. Fasteners for the faucet went on fast and snugged up very tightly. Drain stopper cable almost TOO easy to install. Just attach to drain and give a quick turn and done. Needs no adjustment and works smooth every time. Amazing technology. I used this on a utility basin and gave it a very classy look.
November 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Easy Install for a Great Looking Faucet!
I really can't believe how simple it was to install this faucet. Installation only took about 20 minutes after I had removed the old faucet and drain and cleaned up all the old plumber's putty and gunk in the trap. I was glad to discover that I didn't need to use plumber's putty when installing this new faucet. The whole process took about an hour and a half.
Reconnecting the water supply lines was the only step during the installation that actually required a wrench. Otherwise everything could just be hand-tightened. Uninstalling the old faucet was another story though. I thought I was going to have to cut the old faucet drain off at one point! Luckily the last fitting finally broke free, and I finished washing out the trap at the 1 hour and 10 minute mark.
The way the pop-up drain linkage is designed eliminates the need for adjusting a linkage and lever to the right position. Instead of the traditional setup, it's just a push/pull cable that screws into the drain. The whole assembly works great, with the sink holding water really well when the drain plug is down. There is a way to adjust the drain plug height in case it doesn't quite seal, but I didn't end up needing to do any adjustments after the install.
The finish of the faucet is the perfect brushed nickel color, and looks much nicer than the old chrome faucet that it replaced. It does get water spots on it after using it for a while, but it wipes clean easily. The hot and cold levers turn smoothly, and there aren't any leaks when they're closed. The ceramic valves are a nice bonus too. An unexpectedly nice feature over the old knob-style hot and cold valves is that the levers give you an idea of what the mixture ratio is before you put your hands under the water. There's no noticeable reduction in water pressure through the faucet either.
The only complaint that I have is that the drain flange is a little raised, and a ring of water puddles around it and will not finish draining (see picture). I think our sink design has some part in this, but it didn't happen with our old drain. It shouldn't be a major problem as long as the drain doesn't rust, but it's still a little unsightly. So far it's been installed for three weeks with no signs of discoloration.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tnahpele It's a snap to install
This faucet is almost literally a snap to install. After spending an more than an hour yesterday trying to mount a different manufacturer's 8" faucet set that required using two wrenches and lots of finagling, this American Standard faucet was a breath of fresh air - it took about 15 minutes to install in a new sink and would have been less if I hadn't stopped to read the instructions to make sure it was really as simple as it seemed!
No tools are required except to tighten the supply hoses to the faucet. The nuts holding the faucet are push-on and then turn-to-tighten. The faucet and drain have gaskets, no plumber's putty is required.
The drain actuator is unique in my experience. The rod moves a cable that turns a cam in the drain pipe to open or close the stopper.
The installed faucet is attractive and works smoothly.
Oddly enough, there was a security tag stuck to the bottom of the gasket that goes between the sink and faucet. It would have caused problems if I hadn't noticed it and removed it.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixerdude Easy Installation
They have taken one of the most annoying features and made it simple.
Anyone who has installed a faucet knows the hardest part is getting the stopper to work correctly. Even after all the adjustments, through time the stopper rod or lever slip and require realignment.
With this design, all you have to do is attach the cable and you are done! Fantastic!
And, this has been provided on a stylist faucet as well.
The pictures show just how simple the stopper design is, and how it attaches.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Localsiding A Good Value For The Money
I needed to replace our bathroom faucet that was installed during our remodel that is a little over 20 years ago. The faucet was just plain worn out. It was more difficult to take the old faucet out than to put this new American Standard in. The model 621-122/7764SF is made well. For the money the actual faucet it is constructed well. The finish, Satin Nickel is great. This bathroom when built was mainly for our daughter and she picked the color scheme for the bathroom. Everything as far as fixtures and the shower are high polished chrome look. I will be replacing everything at some point with the Satin Nickel as it adds class in my opinion. The only things with the new faucet that they seemed to cut back on were the hand lock nuts that hold the faucet in place. Those are made of plastic. The drain plug worked and holds water in the sinks along with the on/off handles that have set stop points for on and off and it does not drip. Altogether it took just over 30 minutes to install where getting the old faucet off and then cleaning up the gunk from when it was installed took a couple of hours. The water flows even which is a huge improvement over the old one that started spraying water in uneven streams. I am very happy with the faucet so far and I do not have to replace washers to try and stop a leaking faucet. I have only had it installed less than a week but for now I give it 5 stars.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheDude Great Faucet
I am very pleased with this faucet. I did a quite a bit of research to find a great faucet that wouldn't cost too much, and those reviews pointed me to this faucet. It was very simple and quick to install and feels solid for the price. I haven't replaced a bathroom faucet in some time so I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of installing the drain assembly. The ease comes from the simplicity of the drain assembly's connection with the faucet, it uses a cable to clip into the drain-plug. This took just a couple of minutes to install. Overall I would buy this faucet again. I'm very happy.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by marge Easiest DYI project ever!
I bought this faucet after reading many reviews - I wanted a quality product at a value price. I have several bathroom faucets to replace in our 35 year old house that are corroded and/or leaking, but can't afford to spend a fortune on each one. I like to shop online and pick up at the store, and that was the first plus for this project. My local store had what I wanted and had it ready within the hour. I'm a mediocre DIY-er (middle aged woman) and this was the simplest installation I could have imagined (after taking out the old faucet - that took forever! ) Once I had the old out and the work surface cleaned up, it was literally minutes before this was in and running like a champ. Thanks again, Home Depot!
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MaineYankee Just Installed Three of These
The reviews here were instrumental in my decision to purchase three of these faucets. The original, twelve-year-old Delta units in my house were all leaking and looking drab. They were beastly to remove, too. These Marquette units not only look fantastic, but they were super easy to install. I showed my son how to do the first one and he was able to do the other two without any trouble. We are very happy with the look and the function, and impressed with the value for the price.
March 21, 2014