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Rick48 02-17-2012 12:39 PM

Plumbing fixtures
How can I tell if I'm buying a good quality fixture (like a faucet set) or a cheap "plastic" one that may last a year or two?

plumberinlaw 02-17-2012 01:58 PM

First pick it up, the weight ought to tell you if it is plastic or brass. Stay away from big box store house brands. I try to stick with Delta's and Moen's.:yes:

ben's plumbing 02-17-2012 06:08 PM

delta and moen are good choices always make sure it has the brass pop up assy...thats the better choice over plastic...:yes:

jaydevries 02-17-2012 10:29 PM

also be careful buying delta and moen at box stores they make to grades for them if it is only sold exclusive for the box store that is a good red flag indicator. do not know much about moen any more but if you are looking at delta and it says it has a multi choice valve that is the better delta valve body for a tub shower valve

plummen 02-18-2012 07:30 PM

Ive had no problems with the moen faucets ive bought at menards with plastic pop ups,and ive bought lots of them. :laughing:
only time I use the metal/brass pop ups is on commercial jobs where theyre required around here :)
Definately stay away from the cheap off brands :)

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