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Old 07-21-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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I am replacing my shower/tub faucet and the lavatory faucet and, as prices are similar, how do Delta, Kohler, Moen, Price Pfister, American Standard compare quality-wise. I am looking at double handles on the lavatory and triple handles for the shower/tub and have found several models by different mfrs in a style that we like. Since they are all acceptable looking and in the same $200 price range, it basically comes down to quality. Does any one mfr stand out from the others quality-wise?

And is $200 a reasonable price for quality or would another $100 or so be money well spent? Thanks

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I like delta too. The only faucet you mentioned that I dislike is Price Pfister. Funny name, terrible faucet.
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hands down, no contest!!

Moen is great because, if you experience a leaky cartridge, ANY hardware store carries a FREE replacement. Their quality surpasses delta and pfister- (whatever, silly name and owned by black and decker). Moen has been building quality products for a very long time.
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Stay away from-Price Fister and American standard---------RUN AWAY!
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lol, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Price Pfister is junk.
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hands down, no contest!!

Moen is great because, if you experience a leaky cartridge, ANY hardware store carries a FREE replacement. Their quality surpasses delta and pfister- (whatever, silly name and owned by black and decker). Moen has been building quality products for a very long time.
Not only that, but if you call 1800buymoen, they will give you free parts to replace your faulty ones.

Another vote for moen here.
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Thanks for the responses. Surprised that nobody has mentioned Kohler yet.

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Stay away from-Price Fister and American standard---------RUN AWAY!
American Standard toilets are pretty lousy. Moen's stuff is pretty good.

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Obviously everyone's experience is different but we have a Price Fister in the kitchen and love it. No problems in at least five years.

My dad has a Moen in his kitchen and has had to completely replace the guts one in eight years and I don't recall it being easy to find the parts (and it certainly wasn't free).

Our lavatory faucet is Delta and it's been great. The tub is the original (1954) Elgin(?) which is fine although finding replacement parts is a little hard but I'm guessing that's more to do with age than manufacturer.
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Same thing.
Bad Moen kitchen faucet. Fixed twice.
8 yr old Price Pfister faucet with no problems.
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The spout of my 6 year old Delta faucet in my tub just snapped off one day when my wife bumped it. One could argue that it's poor quality, but I called their 800 number and they shipped me a new one right away for FREE. I wasn't on the phone for more than a half hour in total. I was expecting for it to be extremely painful and somewhat expensive, but it was just the opposite.
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I'd like to correlate the quality of your moen faucets to where you are buying them from. . . Home depot/lowes/hardware store models are a builder's grade line. Your plumber has a professional grade faucet that will probably hold up better.

Just sayin'. . .
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I'd like to correlate the quality of your moen faucets to where you are buying them from. . . Home depot/lowes/hardware store models are a builder's grade line. Your plumber has a professional grade faucet that will probably hold up better.

Just sayin'. . .
Exactly what I was going to say. Get your faucets at a real plumbing supply house instead of a big box store...the names are the same (delta/moen) but the quality is not. I just bought a new delta shower valve/trim kit from my local supply house and the quality is outstanding.
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I emailed Delta to ask them if their quality of their products sold at the big box store were of lessor quality then those sold be contractors/plumbers and this is what they emailed me back.




'Thanks for writing!
The product you order from any local Lowes or Home Depot will be the same product that your contractor sell you. They are made of the same material and are no lesser of a quality.
Please write back if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Best Regards,

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We are interested in your feedback regarding your email experience. Please click the following link to complete our online customer satisfaction survey: http://research.affina.com/snaponlin...k=125970062758

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