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Old 02-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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delta and moen are good choices always make sure it has the brass pop up assy...thats the better choice over plastic...
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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
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Ive had no problems with the moen faucets ive bought at menards with plastic pop ups,and ive bought lots of them.
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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