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anyone have input here as what's the best faucet brand to get? i got a cheap bathroom faucet for my condo and it ended up breaking and leaking causing over 1k of damage to my neighbor's ceilings. anyhow, back to topic, i'm looking for a sturdy shower faucet for my new home and i want it to last. it's a shower stall so breaking stuff apart to get to any repairs will be costly.. so anyone have input as in what's reliable and what's the newest, sharpest looking chinese junk?


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if you want a good valve expect to pay for it.
IMO, Moen
 

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maybe this thread can also work for the faucet brands you'd walk away from unless it's installed in your mother inlaws' house
 

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Why not go down to your local plumbing supply house instead of a big box and have a look around? You'll find better quality Moen, Delta, etc... there. The manufacturers have different quality levels they sell to big box (cheap) vs. plumbing supply (better).
 

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so do i search for valves before picking a trim?

also a quick ebay searched yield only 4 different model numbers that looks exactly the same but ranges from 40 bucks to 90 bucks
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=moen+rough+valves+shower&_sacat=0&_odkw=moen+rough+valves&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313
If the shower valve is the most expensive item you will be buying I would pick it first and work out the trim around that. The finish you choose wil effect the price as well. The reason I like the Delta is that it has scald guard settings. you can set the maximum temp to a lower setting if you have kids. It also has pressure control so you don't get that rush of hot water when the toilet flushes. It is worth spending a little extra for. You get what you pay for.
 
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