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Replacing Faucets

I need to replace the faucets for my galley sink, and was wondering if just regular household type ones would do, or if they need to be "marinized" (read, cost more)?

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I replaced the one in my galley with an off the shelf faucet from home depot. 2 years no rust. Mine is a a plastic and enameled metal pull out job if that helps.

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For most boats, the only issue will be corrosion. You can't count on regular "Home Depot" faucets being crossion resistant in a marine environment. You will quickly discover any "pot metal" parts as the corrosion swells under the chrome plating. I speak from experience. But I am not sure that just buying in a marine store is any better a guarentee. The thing that usually saves you is that they are (mostly) easy to change out.
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Home Depot is OK!

For fresh water faucets on a boat you can go to Home Depot if you wish. If you had a cabin on the shore 20 feet from the water what would you do? Theoretically you need non-corroding fixtures but the reality is that inside the cabin most anything will work well. Quality fixtures will last and junk will not last. But even junk will be ok for a few years if you wax the cheap chrome over die cast pot metal just one time.
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The real issue is if you have both fresh water and sea water taps. The sea water tap will probably need to be "marine-quality" as normal household taps are not designed to be used with salt water. For fresh water-only use, a quality household fixture should do the job.
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I have more plumbing experience that I ever wanted. Take a look at the faucet that you buy from Home Depot. If the "nuts" that hold the faucet under the counter are stamped sheet metal choose another. I found one that had plastic nuts and was actually mostly plastic. That should be ideal for a marine environment.
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