Lahara Centerset Bathroom Faucet with Diamond Seal Technology - Includes Metal Pop-Up Drain
I purchased 2 of these Delta Lahara faucets in bronze for both baths in my home. Both were easy to install & look great. One has been installed for over a year now with no problems what so ever.
February 5, 2014
Easy to clean, sleek lines
Saw this in person before I ordered it to see the finish. Finish has many small copper colored "scratches", not a solid ORB. It is a quality faucet, and was easy to install. I put one in my half bath 16 months ago and put 2 in my daughter's master bath for a Christmas gift. She and her husband are also very pleased. Got a much better price than plumbing stores and quick shipment. I have ordered many faucets from Build.com and will continue to do so. Customer service is great!
February 6, 2014
Elegant and noisy
Very elegant. It is larger than some. I've used it a month and find its size an advantage. Hands fit under it better and the longer handles allow small temperature changes.
Very feminine. Turn it on a little and it hisses loudly. Turn it on all the way and it becomes quiet. I called support and asked why and they said they would replace it. After I tell you what I went through to install it you will know sending it back was not an option. I asked what's wrong with it and they said it needs priming. What? I guess they should ship them full of water.
"Watersense Certified" means it's supposed to use less water. NOT IF IT'S ON FULL ALL THE TIME.
The tiny Tapered knob you pull up on to close the drain is hard to use if you have arthritis. I don't and still find it difficult especially with wet or soapy fingers.
The installation was a nightmare. Took it out of the box and the pull up rod that passes through the faucet was blocked by a metal plate on the bottom. This plate was on backwards. The plate was screwed on with two Torx screws. I owned a machine shop. I can fix this. I had the proper screw driver and tried to reassemble it properly. It was very difficult to hold everything aligned properly and get those screws to start.
Got her done and installed it. Those Pex supply lines are long, curved and stiff. You can't cut them because they have crimped on compression fitting installed. That made it a little difficult. Turned the water on and it sprayed under the sink on me and over the sink onto the rest of the bathroom. Take her off and disassemble it to find I had damaged an O-Ring.
Lucky me. In my junk I found anther O-Ring that looked close. Reassemble and reinstall. Works great as long as you want it quiet for other people sleeping and turn it on full all the time.
I called support and thought I would get the wonderful service I have received for other delta faucets. The representative said that neither the O-Ring or the flimsy gasket that goes under the faucet exists. HMMM.
Would I recommend it. Sure if you check out the assembly right away and don't try to fix anything. Send back the poorly assembled ones. Maybe my family is too sensitive about hissing sounds in the bathroom.
It' chrome.I don't know why my camera made it look bronze.
August 7, 2013