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ball-type faucetclick to hear

Type of faucet fitted with a perforated ball that regulates both the flow of water and its temperature.
ball-type faucet spout aerator washer valve seat spring O-ring ball assembly packing retainer ring body bonnet handle

spout click to hear

Curved end out of which water flows.

aerator click to hear

Device fitted with a screen and attached to the spout; it aerates the water and prevents splashing.

washer click to hear

Part wedged between the packing retainer ring and the ball assembly to prevent leaking.

valve seat click to hear

Gasket preventing the water inlet from leaking.

spring click to hear

Elastic metal part that is kept under pressure to hold the valve seat in place.

O-ring click to hear

Circular gasket, usually made of rubber, preventing water from leaking from the base of the faucet.

ball assembly click to hear

Perforated part letting water enter; it also mixes the hot and cold water.

packing retainer ring click to hear

Plastic part inserted into the body to keep the washer on the ball and to prevent leakage in the faucet.

body click to hear

Part covering the faucet’s mechanism.

bonnet click to hear

Decorative part covering the body of the faucet; the handle turns on it.

handle click to hear

Lever for controlling water flow and the mixture of hot and cold water.