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By The Mine Guest from Perth Amboy, NJ, USA on Dec 09, 2013
Just recently installed this faucet after ordering a similar defective product offered by an Amazon vendor distributed by ProPlus and made in China. This Barclay faucet was labeled as made in Taiwan. It is constructed of brass except for the diverter value itself, plastic and rubber. It installed easily as a replacement to a similar product on my crawfoot tube with a shower riser attachment. However, as mention in other comments the diverter valve does not divert or sent all the water from the spout to the shower riser. About 60% is directed to the shower riser.
It just amazes me that we can sent a man to the moon with sophisticated hardware but we cannot design a simple diverter valve that can effective sent or divert all the water to the shower riser. Regardless, if you want to maximizes the water that exits the shower head make sure you remove any water saving restrictors if any that may be located in the shower head itself. Otherwise, you are effectively increasing the resistance to water flow and thus decreasing the flow of water out of the shower head.
If you wondering about the defect found on the ProPlus product it was brass abutments protruding near the 3/4" MIP threaded pipes that prevented the faucet from seating flush to the tube wall. I was not about to grind off the protruding abutments at my own risk. Thankfully, this Barclay faucet purchased from Lowes fits perfectly flush on the tube wall.
So in summary the faucet quality is good but the diverter valve design is fair to poor since it fails to divert all the water to the shower riser. However, I still can recommend the product even with this significant issue since I was not able to locate a better replacement. More importantly it still adds a shower to my crawfoot tube at a reasonable price. If you find a way to retrofit or modify the diverter valve to direct more water to shower riser kindly let us all know. I know I would greatly appreciate hear about it. Thanks for reading this. Hope it helps you. Barclay are you reading this? Help.
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works but be careful
By The Mine Guest from Akron, OH, USA on Aug 18, 2012
The critical connection is that brass nipple that the riser tube connects to - it bends and breaks if you have to take the system apart and put it together several times. The easier way to install it is to assemble the riser tube system first, then attach the water lines to it. One other caution: the spigot has to be perfectly level to make the connection work. Bring your bubble level with you, use lots of putty or wrap tape, and be sure to swear a lot because this is a tricky thing to get right. Once it''s in, it works fine. The overall quality varies from unit to unit though. I lucked out.
The product itself is fine, but it doesn't match the picture or description. Although it says this is the diverter part of product 4195 which states it is washerless, it is NOT washerless. Also, this has chrome handles not the white plastic types stated in the description and they have a different look.
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