Several good brands of shower valves and kitchen faucets do have quality ceramic discs encased in plastic cartridges but you need to know what the good brands are.
Delta cartridge ceramic vs plastic.
You can tell a ceramic disc faucet at a glance.
The 1300 1400 and 1700 series are the most popular.
Delta has had this cartridge tested through 5 million cycles about 10 times the lifespan of a typical ceramic cartridge and equivalent to about 700 years of daily use in your kitchen.
And a cartridge will be 10 to 30 compared to a buck for a delta seat.
The stem is attached to the faucet handle on one end and to one of the ceramic discs on the other.
Ceramic disc faucets are much tougher better able to deal with extreme temperatures and can go for years without needing repairs or replacing.
Moving the handle to operate the faucet moves the stem which operates the movable disc.
This design is replaceable with the current rp19804.
Choose a metal valve over plastic.
They use one lever on top of a broad cylindrical faucet body and you can operate them just by giving the lever a quarter turn.
It s your house and you have to look at it.
Delta makes several different cartridge styles.
This is the rp19804 cartridge and shipped in the monitor 1300 1400 series valves from 2000 thru 2005.
Style vs reliability all have to be balanced out and then make your choice.
A ceramic cartridge has three main parts.
Took about 2 weeks to get here.
Sleeve cartridge valves contain a cylinder that controls the flow of water as it s lifted and turned.
It is very important to get a faucet you like the looks of.
The 1300 is a basic on and off cartridge and the 1400 series offers a temperature limit control.
Delta help line 1 800 345 3358 monday friday.
Then 1700 series delta faucet cartridge is dual control one for temperature and the other for water volume.
Select your matching cartridge here and get your faucet working like brand new.
The ceramic discs a stem and a housing or case.
Sooo called delta back they very nicely agreed to send a replacement cartridge adapter assembly a small plastic part with some o rings springs covers etc which fits into the valve body outlets.
This cartridge was also used in the delta select product.
Developed by delta and exclusive to single handle faucets ball valves are reliable but tedious to fix.
Note 3 but if it does break and you ever need to change the cartridge it s very easy to do and the new cartridge is free to the original owner of the.