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American Standard Chrome Bathroom Faucet

Updated on November 4, 2018

American Standard Single Handle Bathroom Faucet in Polished Chrome

My husband and I have been wanting to redo a bathroom in a rental home for some time now. One of the things that we lack in this bath is space - counter and storage space. In order to have more room, I decided that a single handle faucet would best serve this bathroom giving more room for a soap dispenser or hand lotion.

We had looked at several products for about a year in various stores, but still didn't find what we liked that met all our requirements. There were lots of faucets we liked, but they were not single handled or they had a hole in the handle and that wouldn't be safe for pets.

Finally, we found our American Standard Single Handle Faucet and it was time to install it. Before we could do that we had to consider the condition of the sink where it was about to be mounted.

One thing we didn't want to do is replace the sink if we could help it. With some scrubbing we thought it could be saved ... we were right. My husband had to remove the sink from the wall and we put it in a 22 gallon plastic tub. After soaking it in vinegar, soap and water for a few days it came out like new.

Why I Like this Product

There are many brands out there that I have used and liked, but the American Standard bathroom faucet offered several things I wanted within the price that I set for the budget. I wanted a single handle with chrome finish. It would have to be drip free, durable, lead free and have a good warranty. This product has all those things with a life time warranty to boot.

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Quick Tip before Installing

Quick Tip Before Installing

We decided not to replace the sink since it was such a hard size to find. So we needed to submerge it in vinegar and water to soak it for a few days in order for it to come out looking brand new. Thank God it worked!

Installing Our New Faucet

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It was easier to put on the faucet before re-installing the sink.  Must faster!Sink looks brand new!Plenty of room on either side of the faucet for soap or whatever ...
It was easier to put on the faucet before re-installing the sink.  Must faster!
It was easier to put on the faucet before re-installing the sink. Must faster!
Sink looks brand new!
Sink looks brand new!
Plenty of room on either side of the faucet for soap or whatever ...
Plenty of room on either side of the faucet for soap or whatever ...

American Standard Bathroom Faucet Installation

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Best American Standard Faucets

American Standard faucets has always been a first choice for us and the components are lead free, which is a BIG plus. They're easy to work on and get parts for if you need them.

American Standard Options

American Standard has many styles in which you can choose. We decided to go with the other style because it best fit what we needed.

However, if you are looking for an 3/8th inch copper inlet, then select the Chrome American Standard 2385.006.002 Reliant Single Control Lavatory Faucet. The mid range vandal resistant spray nozzle has copper inlets with a metal lever handle. It also has a ceramic disc valve system for drip free assurance. It has a lifetime warranty.

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#169 Created 8/6/14/Published August 6th, 2014


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    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      3 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I have learned to shop at Habitat for Humanity the Restore and have been fortunate to find almost new faucets. I am not brave like you - will not even attempt to install - will keep you posted. Thank you so much for sharing!

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      Fay Favored 

      3 years ago from USA

      Thank you Romanian for visiting. I really like my new faucet and hoped this would be of help to others.

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      Nicu 

      3 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      This faucet looks high quality. Thanks for your review.

    • favored profile imageAUTHOR

      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      Thanks DDE. The hardest thing I had to do was select the one I wanted and do a little clean-up. I have to give my husband credit for the installation.

    • favored profile imageAUTHOR

      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      smine27 I think you deserve a rest so let the plumber do it. After all you need to save your talents for your great meal creations!

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A very helpful hub. I like the photo and you did a perfect review on the faucet.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Boy I do wish I had the courage to do it myself. Alas I always end up calling the plumber. lol. Probably too much time in the kitchen. :)

    • favored profile imageAUTHOR

      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      @esmonaco: Thanks for visiting my new faucet review. The vinegar solution really works.

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      @Heidi Vincent: Glad it all worked out. I really like the new faucet.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Just replaced a bathroom faucet over the weekend, also had to replace the water lines and shutoff valves, but still an easy job. Thanks for the tip on soaking the sink in vinegar and soap water, as that's new to me and my have to try it.

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      Scott A. Butler 

      4 years ago from England

      A great review, thank you for sharing.

      Although these aren't my style of preference, I still found this intriguing.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      They both look great! Your husband did a great job with that sink and it is a very practical solution so other things can go on the sink. Nice review, favored1!

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