The aerator nozzle for the mixer and its installation on the crane

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At the ever-memorable crane that once calleda very lively discussion on the subject of plumbing turned out to be a surprisingly convenient dual-mode aerator nozzle. I changed the crane, and the nozzle sunk into the soul so that when I saw something similar, I immediately bought it.
And there is a reason for this: in the offline stores around me, including the so successful Leroy Merlin, such terrible junk is sold that you can use it only in a state of extreme despair. This is my own experience, of course, I say.
But let's not talk about sad things.
So, for those interested in that same crane. No, the faucet did not drip, did not split, and generally behaved in a completely approximate manner. Unless, of course, you take into account the degree of infernal horror into which your predictions and predictions regarding the sad fate of the neighbors on the floor below have plunged me.
And I replaced him because it’s rightprompted by more experienced (and who owned a similar model of Chinese plumbing) comrades, his very aerator nozzle quickly fails. It happened to me after about a year with a trifle.
Symptoms are simple: the switch starts to hang freely, without changing the type of water flow. Noticing this, I decided to immediately change the tap, because, I repeat, over the year I could not get rid of the state of constant fear, which some comments plunged me into.
As you know, cranes come with conventionalaerators - no two modes, just a beautiful shiny little thing. But I was so used to the comfortable “soul” that of course I decided to find an analogue. And on this occasion I want to say that do not even think about buying this type of thing:

The reasons are simple. Firstly, because the stream that the shower there is so-so. And, secondly, the hands should be torn off to those who designed the switching mechanism: to change the type of flow, you should pull the aerator until it clicks on the shiny slippery lower part. In addition, after a couple of months I was not able to switch the flow at all - this aerator just jammed.
I immediately answer why I bought it at all. No, not a toad. It's just that there are no others. This is the only one.
Therefore, when once again there is nothing to do fromflipping through the Flash Deals section in the Aliexpress mobile application that I did not even hesitate when ordering an aerator, so similar to the one I knew from the previous tap.
The result came carefully wrapped in a wet Chinese newspaper for some reason:



The diameter of the product is about 6 centimeters:

The height is about the same, that is, it’s like it’s not an inch even once:

Thread inner diameter measuredthe caliper turned out to be 21 mm, although the seller indicated 22 mm in the characteristics of the aerator. I suppose this is because it implies a diameter to the wall, and not to the thread, as I measured.

In order not to create intrigue, I will say that the aerator spun on a crane purchased offline and generally had no problems.

In comparison with the regular:

And with the garbage from Leroy Merlin:

I have no complaints at all about the workmanship, even if the case is entirely plastic. But it looks very good, since the surface imitates polished metal coated with varnish.
The only thing that the picky buyer may not like is the fact that the button does not have type designations for the stream, while the photo in the store has such designations (although not on all photos):

I disassemble it by simply unscrewing the lower part (until it is acidic, everything is very, very simple):

The key is prudently made on the insert so that even the fish would not have a chance to make a mistake during assembly:

The principle of operation is very simple. The button presses the lever, the lever moves the spring-loaded glass ball:

The ball, in turn, blocks one or another hole, directing water either to the center (stream) or to the periphery (shower):


Hence the minus of the construction that I know ofbecause I dismantled the previous aerator. Over time, the plastic of the lever wears out and the gasket with guide holes is forced through, and as a result, the aerator ceases to fulfill its functions.
But I'm smart. Therefore, knowing about this feature ....



And it all works like this:

By the way, disassembly at the same time spilled (suchpun, yes) light on the reason for the dampness of the newspaper mentioned above. Just the seller before sending checked the aerator for operability, as evidenced by the remaining water inside: