I just wanted to warn all you folks to AVOID the brand Central Brass for faucets.
I have had them in my home for years and I have spent A LOT of money repairing them.
Nowadays most faucet companies offer some sort of warranty on their valves and faucets. Granted for the original owners and it has to be residential. But at least you do this job ONCE and then maybe replace a valve now and then.
Central Brass offers a 1 year warranty and that's it. The Ceramic Stems they sell are designed to be sold through plumbing supply houses and through plumbers.
A valve for my bathroom sink was around $30.OO !!!
And Central Brass didn't even RESPOND to my emails I sent them to offer them to take the old valve and see why they break.
Now the HOT SIDES are what go the fastest.
Personally I would AVOID CENTRAL BRASS FAUCETS.
Buy a Delta, American Standard, Kohler...or anything BUT NOT Central Brass. All the major faucet companies offer a Lifetime Warranty of some sort.
Central Brass essentially leaves with a nice hunk of brass for the recycle bin and doesn't believe in its own products to warrant them.
AVOID CENTRAL BRASS FAUCETS....they are a waste of money and your time!