Sorry Ron, I didn't mean to step on your toes. I'm just offering a different view. If you & I looked at the faucet firsthand and it's a cheapo Delta, it would probably take us all of two seconds to reach the same conclusion. It's hard for us to tell the real situation from here.
Actually, I may have stepped on Geri's toes by calling her a "him."
By the way, I learn a lot more from people who disagree with me than I do from people who agree with me. Thanks for your opinion.