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Old 02-02-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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I"m planning to remodel 2.5 bathrooms for my family of 4 w/two young kids. I'll need two bath/shower fixture sets, 3 faucets. What is the best brand of fixture with regards to reliability? I know a lot of the stuff at box stores is junk. I'm not looking for designer stuff, but I'm happy to pay extra for a reliable, attractive everyday fixture.

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Delta or Moen faucets

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I like Delta.
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Another vote for Moen. We got our Bath shower/tub setup for $75, that was normally a $250 set. It was sitting on the Clearance/Return table at our local Lowe's. Always look for Open Box sets. Make sure everything is in the box, before going to the check out to buy.
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I only use Delta in multiple properties.
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One good thing about both brands is you can walk into just about any box or hardware store and buy the parts to fix it or just make a call to there 800 # and they will send you the parts for free.
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this is great. I'm happy to narrow it down to 2 brands and pick within my price range.
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this is great. I'm happy to narrow it down to 2 brands and pick within my price range.
Do not go cheap on the brand. The economy or lower grade units, use plastic valves. If you want good quality, go with Grohe or Danze. A little more in cost, but they do not have plastic valves.
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Do not go cheap on the brand. The economy or lower grade units, use plastic valves. If you want good quality, go with Grohe or Danze. A little more in cost, but they do not have plastic valves.

Aha. THAT is exactly why I asked. As I said, I'm not really looking for savings. I'm happy to spend a little money as long as it goes toward what counts, not just looks.
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Aha. THAT is exactly why I asked. As I said, I'm not really looking for savings. I'm happy to spend a little money as long as it goes toward what counts, not just looks.
The problem is that too many people associate the names Moen & Delta with cheap. The other problem is that those who associate cheap with the names I mentioned, do not realize that there are different lines for those brands.
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I would recommend Kohler or American Standard products.
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I'm not so much brand specific but have had delta for along time with good reliability.

If we set brands aside for a moment and read the leaking / not working correctly problems just here on this forum I think without a doubt you'll find the single handle fixtures are far more prone to be in the "leaking or doesn't work right" category. Some might say there are so many more of those as opposed to the 2 knob fixtures but even if there were the ratios just don't add up. I'm the two knob/handle reliable type person.
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I'll add Hans Grohe to the list of good valves.
And I'll add that almost every line valves have their lower end product
Symmons is good too but I pity the repairman
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The problem is that too many people associate the names Moen & Delta with cheap. The other problem is that those who associate cheap with the names I mentioned, do not realize that there are different lines for those brands.
Ive got customers I installed moen faucets for 20 plus years ago that are still working as installed.
Ive also gone into houses with 30 plus year old moen chateau faucets that just needed a new cartridge that were good for another 10 years.
I had gerber and wolverine brass catalogs I carried around forever , never sold anything out of either because nobody wanted to pay their prices.

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