If you have a faulty mixer, you can do a partial replacement of some of its parts. If any minor repairs do not work, you have to change all at once.
In the end, you may just need to put a new mixer instead of the old.
Everyone has their own taste, so the choice of formmixer? a private matter. Another thing ? manufacturer. Chinese manufacturers are presented in Russian stores very well. They are inexpensive and do not cause virtually no wrangling. This is an excellent value for money. The second group of European producers, in particular the Italian. European faucets quality somewhere in the 25-50% better than the Chinese, and an order of magnitude more expensive than them. There are Russian manufacturers, which are comparable in quality with the Chinese.
Which heads to choose ceramic or simple? Of course, ceramic better. They are reliable, do not require much effort during the closing of the crane. Their minus? ceramic head require more quality water, so give it to them, or at least the filter gasket with mesh as an alternative.
Choosing a faucet for the bathroom, look in the assemblythe junction of the eccentric with a crane through the gasket. Previously, unions have done with a thickening of the crane, and now from this somehow moved. Therefore, at present, this often causes the node to flow, especially when setting the crane: laying or slipping into the eccentric, or it is cut sharp edge. See that the eccentric side, which faces the cock was little or no acute. Laying should be well retain its shape and not slip inside. today especially good pads with mesh filter not only water, but also good to keep its shape due to this same grid.
It is necessary to pre-measure the length of the gasket,if you are going to install a kitchen mixer flexible connection. If you choose Import crane, his eyeliner should be half an inch (15). If it is a three / eighths (10), acquiring the half-inch adapter.
When installing the faucet in the bathroom sometimes is notobtained immediately turn the old unions. Try to anneal them, if you can not unscrew. For this fit the Chinese gas canister. After this, you dramatically increase the odds unscrew the eccentric, not breaking it.
And another thing: when you thread the liner in the kitchen cylinder, do not show excessive zeal, so as not to damage anything.