Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 202
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by MIkeW READ THIS IF IT LEAKS AFTER FRESH INSTALL
Bought this maybe 2 years ago and just got around to installing it today along with a new vanity top with bowl that I purchased just under a year ago from HD (daily deal).
Yes Iâm a procrastinator but I also hate plumbing â 1950âs house and nothing goes right the first time. I installed shut offs which I didnât have, new water lines, complete new drain to the wall, etc.
I took my time with everything. The instructions for this faucet are pretty straight forward and simplistic. And you really donât need directions at all since the unit is all together. Basically put the faucet in the holes in the sink and use the plastic nuts to tighten it down.
There is one instruction/step that I may have not done but it makes sense not to clog the aerator. And that is âremove the aerator and run the hot and cold water for one minuteâ which sends any debris from the water lines and faucets down the drain without clogging the aerator.
So far so good â no leaks!!!
Attached the aerator, started putting my tools away, and gave the faucet one last look. I turned the cold all the way on and noticed leaking. Then I tried the hot all the way and the same leaking. Water was coming down the stopper rod.
I go underneath and sure enough water was coming out the center hole where the rod comes out. Iâm like âhow can that be happening, there was nothing I had to do to the faucet as it comes ready to install?â.
So I decided to Google the faucet model number and of course HD came up first. I went to HD.com and to the reviews. I sorted by lowest rating first and found others with the same issue. Some of the raters mention this issue but may not be totally clear what is happening and how to correct is and some just gave up and returned the faucet.
The answer to this issue which not stated in the install guide is that the aerator is not seated correctly or not tight enough. Under high pressure, the water leaks through the threads and backs up through the hollow chamber of the faucet and down and through the center hole.
1) The aerator is tapered so itâs impossible to use channel locks to tighten it up. So you most likely can only hand tighten.
2) Teflon tape would work if you had access to the threads, but you don't. If you can, remove the aerator, and look inside. My sink bowl is deep enough to see inside. Use a mirror if need be and youâll see what is going on.
3) I used some MegaLoc (also available at HD) and reattached the aerator. THAT DID IT NO LEAKS!
Iâm giving it 2 stars for now because of the issue I encountered and because of what others say in reviews such as chrome finish wearing off, leaking valves and replacements not readily available at HD, etc.
Some positives in the reviews are that Glacier Bay backs up their warranty and will send you parts or even a whole new unit if needed. Hopefully I wonât be calling on them anytime soon.
December 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Kevin Replace old Faucet in know time
This product was very easy to order online. I would have to say that the enitre ordering process took about the same time to install the faucet. Great things to come from Home Depot with their customer services improvements.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by MXHINC 3 Star Review Update
On July 24th I gave a review of this faucet and rated it as Average. I've changed my rating. Reason for this is, I was contacted by Glacier Bay regarding my review. They had advised me that it was still under warranty, even after 4 plus years. I was surprised since it's a $25 faucet and not a Major Name Brand.
They sent me a replacement faucet of which I received today. I'm very pleased with the customer service, and since they made good on the faucet, I now believe it's an "Excellent" faucet for the money.
I guess reading that it has a Limited Lifetime Warranty would have helped.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Ebilwabbit Not perfect, but great for the price.
We wanted a quick, cheap "fix up" for a really ugly guest bathroom. It's not perfect, because it installs poorly in man-made (acrylic) "marble" sinks, but many more-expensive faucets suffer this problem too. If you caulk the inside of the man-made sink hole and also caulk the joint between the rubber O-ring and the sink, it seals beautifully. You also have to tighten the pull rod nut very tightly or it will pull out. Be sure to use lots of plumber's putty all the way around the "putty plate" under the handles or I am sure it would leak. Ours works fine though/
It looks great too: FAR better than the plastic knob faucet that was installed with the house in the 70's. Plus, the faucet arcs out into the bowl far enough that you can actually wash your hands (unlike the short-spout 70's junkers).
October 14, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Kuan Functional and Sleek bathroom faucet
We're really glad we went with the Constructor bathroom faucet. Not only does it have a timeless shape and nice form, it's also really affordable!
December 31, 2014