Saturday, January 05, 2008

Moen shower faucet: broken for the 3rd time

These are photographs of my broken shower tap here at home by Moen. It was the 3rd model to break in 5 years. The parts are not carried anymore by Moen. Staff at Moen had pity on me and sent me the parts by mail the previous 2 times. I don't know what the designer was thinking when he/she created the part. The rounded shape of the inside provides bad traction to the tap. It always broke the same way. And the rounded shape of the faucet provided a bad grip to close the water it also. It's one of the worst product designs I've seen.

If I were to create a shower tap, I would try to provide the easiest grip possible. I would create something like this:

1 comment:

euclides said...

Na falta de bons engenheiros, use Durepoxi. Aqui funciona que é uma beleza!
Quantos defeitos de engenharia eu já refiz usando isso! De tampa de torneira a bloco de motor já receberam algum útil novo design e funcionalidade com essa massa. Às vezes não fica lá muito bonito e a gente tem que apelar para a critividade artística, fazer uma pintura mais 'moderna'. Renovar é a palavra!
Boa sorte!