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Just Installed new American Standard Hampton faucet set. Faucet, 2 valve bodies and sprayer.
First off, one of the flat rubber rings tha fits under the escutcheon was so bady mis formed that I could not use it. None in the hardware stores. I called A.S. They said they only had one left and it was also deformed.
Second, the faucet came with 2 hoses attached that go to the valve bodies. One of them leaked a lot as soon as I turned the water supply on. The rubber inside the hose end was missing. Pulled one out af a spare house I had to fix it.
Third, We were told the set would work with our sink's 4-1/2" hole spacing. The above hoses really need a 90 degree fitting on the end that attaches to the valve body. The hose had to be bent a lot to work on that spacing.
Fourth, The sprayer hose is dripping where it connects under the faucet.
A plumber told me that is pretty common for those sprayers. Is that so? Now that I think of it the original faucet set was a cheapo made by Banner. It never leaked.
Is my experience typical or just a fluke?
Fifth, the American Standard is made in Mexico. Did not know that when we ordered it. If they continue to market shoddy materials they should change their name to Mexican Substandard.
Ford used to manufacture the Focus in Mexico, Reviewers noted poor fit and finish. Then Ford returned engine production to the US. Now the Focus is entirely assembled in Michigan.